Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Bracelet a Week: Egyptian Coils

Turquoise Egyptian Coil Bracelet

This week I had a lot on my plate, so I needed a bracelet design that would be quick and free of surprises. I decided to make good on my pledge to remake designs using different color palettes. I chose the coil bracelet from week 26 of the challenge - simple and sweet.

If you’re following Inspirational Beading on Facebook, you may have caught my new Show and Tell video. I shared a quick look at some new bead colors that I picked up recently, including transparent dark topaz seed beads, and turquoise druks. I decided to give these new colors a try, and see if I could bring out some more of the Mediterranean qualities in the original design.

I added some lustered turquoise seed beads to the mix, and the combination of colors is really pretty. It’s tropical and rustic and ancient all at once. The addition of the black and brown bead loops really completes the look.

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7 comments:

  1. I haven't been on in a couple of days but I will look for it! I love your bracelet!

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  2. I love it and think it would feel so good to wear! Very pretty colors, too.

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  3. Precioso!!!! y esos colores me encantan.

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  4. Gorgeous! I've been having a lot of fun with tubular herringbone lately.

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  5. Lovely bracelet and beautiful colours! x

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  6. Love the companion colors you've chosen for the seafoam bracelet. Never would have thought of putting them together, but WOW they are fantastic.

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