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Friday, March 5, 2010

Brilliant Beaded Bracelets

I enjoy using Czech glass fire polished beads in my jewelry designs because there are so many choices of shapes, sizes and colors. The Pantone Spring 2010 Color Report has inspired this set of four multi-colored glass bead bracelets. The Pantone Spring color palette identifies "Fusion Coral" as one of the colors which lead me to the pink coral Czech glass donut beads pictured above. I wanted to create a fun, bright set of bracelets in different colors so I also chose "Turquoise" and "Aurora" from Pantone's color palette. To complete the set, I used a milky baby blue bead, not one of the colors in the palette, but still complimentary.

These can be worn all at once to add color to solid fabrics in your wardrobe. The beaded bracelets can also be worn with gold or silver bangles for added style

I strung all these beads onto gossamer stretch cord using a large eye needle. For spacer beads, I used a mix of White Toho Seed Beads.

What colors are your favorites this season?

To purchase the materials featured in this post, please use these links:
Milky Aquamarine 6mm Czech Beads
Crystal Czech glass gemstone donuts
Turquoise Green Czech glass gemstone donuts
Pink Coral Czech glass gemstone donuts
White Toho Seed Beads

Gossamer stretch cord
Large eye needle

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