Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Bracelet a Week: Quick Jade

Jade Three Strand Bracelet

This week I needed a bracelet project that I could finish and photograph in the same day - something quick and simple. Ironically, the piece that I chose to make used a large assortment of beads, which made my work space look a lot more complicated than the actual bracelet-to-be.

I decided to go with an easy three strand bracelet, and what better place to start than with an Egyptian hieroglyph bead? I’ve already done one with orange, so I decided to create its mate in jade green. Although the opportunity to find another new palette for these hieroglyph beads was tempting, I couldn’t resist using some of the same beads from my jade necklace. I really loved the combination of olive greens with turquoise and topaz.

Unfortunately, I had used up all of my green Swarovski bicones for the necklace, so I had to make a few adjustments to the palette for the bracelet. Once I got going, I found all kinds of fun things to add, and ended up with a very different look. The bracelet has a much softer mood to it - a bit more playful.

Do you like to use the same palettes over many projects?

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6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous piece! I love the olive green with turquoise and topaz, too.

    I definitely use the same color palettes for different projects.

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  2. Love the colors! Would be such a fun bracelet to wear!

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  3. What a beautiful bracelet, Morti - love the colors! Has to be fun to wear :)

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  4. Love this piece. Very free spirited.

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  5. I enjoy your blog so much and as a new beader, I do find it inspirational. I'm catching up on your past posts a little at a time, but I do have a question that I haven't found the answer to yet. There are materials you don't use, such as metal and other natural materials. I also just saw that you don't like to use beads from China. Why is that? Thank you very much for sharing all your ideas.

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  6. Hi Evelyne, and thank you for your question!

    I try to choose materials that are fairly traded, made in safe conditions, and that have a lesser effect on our environment. Although few beading supplies are absolutely perfect in these categories, I like to stick to renewable materials such as glass, from companies that have good reputations for quality.

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