supplies I would need for the project, the idea I had was a lot different than what I actually made. And since I had so many of those gorgeous little pearls left, I decided to use them for this week’s bracelet.
To match the collar and bracelet together, I mimicked the same freeform netting, this time with looped turns at both sides for a nice rectangular piece. This is by far the widest cuff I’ve ever made, and it covers a lot of space, which adds even more to the ancient appeal. To make sure everything would look polished, I made a double button closure, using overlapped loops from the main beadwork.
This bracelet is a great example of how bead colors appear different under varied circumstances. I picked the bright gold pearl color because it was the closest match to what I wanted, but on my computer it didn’t look quite right. Even in person, I wasn’t sure they would do the trick. But once they are combined with black, these pearls have exactly the right color for an Egyptian inspired design. The warmth of the gold is really enhanced by the completeness of the jet black.
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