Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Bracelet a Week: Orange Creamsicle

Irish Cream Spiral Necklace

Earlier this month, I created a new necklace with an Irish twist for the ArtFire Beadweavers Celtic beading challenge. I combined dark transparent teal seed beads with light beige, matte gunmetal, and turquoise Picasso, and created a Russian spiral rope with a big macramé bead pendant.

Because Russian spiral netting works up really fast, I wasn’t ready to stop once the necklace was complete. So I decided to use the technique for this week’s bracelet. And since it’s a simple technique, I also used it as an opportunity to get into some more of my bright neon beads.

This time I picked shocking orange 8/o’s. And what goes better with orange than white? Creamsicle is such a fun color combo, and it has me thinking of summer already.

If you’re ever looking for a great instant gratification project, I highly recommend making a little Russian spiral. It makes great bracelets, and because it’s a tube, it can also be strung with other beads to make a necklace.

Orange Creamsicle Bracelet

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  1. Love russian spirals! I so love both of those creations!

  2. Yummy!Yummy! brings back memories of chasing down the icecream truck for a cool creamy treat! I would love to learn this tech. just can't follow the pics in all the mags & books i'm more of a hands on girl. Good Job!

  3. I love the look of your spirals, especially the Celtic one, and I've never tried Russian spiral. Thanks heaps for the tut

  4. I love it, and I think I have enough beading thread on hand to give it a whirl. It's been years since I picked up a thin needle and some seed beads.

  5. Precious beadworks!!
    I love all!!

  6. Definitely give it a try! It goes so quickly that it's almost impossible to get bored with the steps before you've got enough for a bracelet.

    Thanks everyone for you comments!

  7. Oh my gosh - they're lovely! How did you make those spectacular toggle clasps? Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. :)

  8. Thank you! I make my buttons with circular brick stitch, and differnt fringes like picots and square stitch. They are fun to make!


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