February’s Beaded Bracelets

So the thought came across my mind that I should try to do a craft fair.  A friend had posted on Facebook that there would be one close to her home at the end of March.  Not sure I’d be ready by then as I need to do a little more research on how to collect payment, how many items to bring, pricing, etc.  If you have any helpful advice and have experience doing craft fairs, would love to read about it.  Just post a comment below.

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Here are the new bead combos I put together this weekend.

If you’d like to place an order, see price list in the post below this one (https://leasanders.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/januarys-beaded-bracelets-and-price-list/).  If you order in the next few days (stateside), you can get them by Valentine’s Day. =)

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January’s beaded bracelets and price list

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So, I’ve decided that I will try to make new bracelets each month–even if it is just one or two (or a dozen)!  A high school classmate contacted me last week after she saw posts of several bracelets (see bottom of this post for those projects) that I made for family and placed an order. =)  Not knowing what she would like, I put these combinations together.  Hopefully she’ll like them.

Happy to take custom orders!  I take payment by Paypal and ship via USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate (approximately $7.70 for a small box).

Price List:

  • Single strand beaded bracelets  $20 (extra if more expensive beads used)
  • Double strand beaded bracelets $30 (extra if more expensive beads used)
  • Chainmaille with or without beads start at $25 (Please do a search on chainmaille on my blog so you can see what I’m talking about.)

Here are the bracelets I made for family (green garnet, tourmaline, lapis lazuli and hematite).

~ Beaded Jewelry Necklaces and Bracelets

My latest projects, all beads, no chainmaille this time.

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I made the two red-themed pieces for a military formal that I will be attending next month. =)  Ruby bracciated jasper, fresh water pearls, red tiger’s eye, tourmaline, bamboo coral, mookaite, fluorite, garnet, Swarovski crystals, glass

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  • blue bracelets:  moonstone, hematite, picasso jasper, lapis lazuli, sodalite, dumortierite, black opal, cloudy quartz, glass
  • yellow necklace:  serpentine, yellow calcite, carnelian, lemon quartz, yellow chalcedony, citrine, rutilated quartz, mookaite, crazy lace agate
  • green necklace:  jade, green garnet, fluorite, moss agate, jasper, tourmaline, aventurine, vesuvianite, seraphinite

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~ Just for Fun!

 

To mark this year’s political season (and demonstrate non-partisanship in my house), I made “donkey” and “elephant” charm bracelets.  If you’re one of my U.S. visitors, don’t forget to vote next month!  Make your vote count. =)  Charms from Off the Beading Path in Occoquan, VA.  If you’re in the area, go by for a visit.

More of my usual projects to come.

 

~ Latest Jewelry Projects

I haven’t been keeping up with blog-posting my chainmaille or beaded jewelry!  Here are a few of my more recent projects.  The bracelet above has amethyst and glass rondelles with aluminum rings in byzantine.  The chainmaille bracelet below is elfweave, the first I’ve tried from a kit from Blue Buddha Boutique.

The necklaces above are part of a going-away package I’m making for my co-workers (amethyst, blue aventurine, agate, glass rondelles).  Yep, I’m the one who is going away to a new job but they’ll get the goodies. =)  They were modeled after my original “Purple Thursday” necklace below (agate and glass).  My branch has a routine or dressing in purple on Thursdays.  It is just something quirky that we do!

 

 

I had just finished the necklace above (lapis lazuli, blue candy jade, turquoise, moonstone, blue quartz) and 15 mins later it was sold to a high school friend of my brother’s on Facebook.  There was also a matching bracelet.  The necklace below is something I made on a whim using a lot of different beads – amethyst, jade, tourmaline, garnet, fresh water pearls, red tiger’s eye.  The rings on the project below are brass.

 

~ Latest Chainmaille Projects

Just finished making these little babies this morning.  Pretty quick projects considering I started making them late last night.  Each has wire-wrapped beads of spider agate, jade, aventurine, jasper and hematite.  The necklace has two main sizes of jump rings while the bracelet is generally one size with exception of the connector rings for the toggle.  Click on each of the photos for a closer look.  For more inspiration, go to the Blue Buddha Boutique website.