Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Bracelet a Week: Papyrus

Green Stripes Cuff

This week I picked up on my mission to remake old designs in new colors. I was craving something ‘easy’ - a design that I could just make and meditate to without having to map out a complex plan or count stitches. I’ve been meaning to use up the last of my bugles, so I mixed together black and ivory in a striped cuff.

I love the look of bright colors against black and white patterns. For this bracelet, I went with peridot and apple green. The bugles had me thinking of papyrus reeds, and the color combination turned out just right. It’s sort of electric and fresh, and I much prefer the subtle shade of ivory to a stark white - it seems to complement the greens very well.

This cuff, and the original blue version both turned out so nicely that I’m really looking forward to making more. I suppose I’ll be keeping an eye out for more bugles in the future!

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7 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm with you, I love the ivory with the greens. What a statement piece. Great job!

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  2. Gorgeous! I love both designs. I haven't made any pieces with bugle beads yet, but this may inspire me to get out the few that I have.

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  3. What a great idea! I love it (and agree with you about the ivory color). Gorgeous!

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