Saturday, June 5, 2010

A Different Approach!

When I was in Florida I bought these hand-dyed rayon fibers, which I love.  These fiber strands look so wonderful with these "Gumball" Bracelets.  The ridged bead is my favorite bead to enamel and they have a large hole, which allows for corded and fabric necklaces.  I decided to share the love and make some bracelet kits with some of the variegated rayon fibers, five enameled beads, copper chain, a unique clasp and jump rings.  The only tools you need for the project are your fingers and a pair of pliers to open and close the jump ring.  The kit also comes with a tutorial that walks you through the process of making the bracelet ... but the jewelry kit certainly can be used to make projects other than the bracelet.  Please take a look at the etsy listing for this bracelet kit.

A finished Gumball Bracelet

The Persimmon Delight Bracelet Kit 
(the finished bracelet in the back is not included)


A Close-Up of the Fibers


The Beads ... Up Close and Personal


The Persimmon Delight Enamel Collection

There is also an etsy listing for the five enamels used for the beads.  The Enamel Collection is called Persimmon Delight and consists of five 1 oz packets in the colors:  Moca, Peacock Blue, Cobalt, Nut, and Pumpkin.  If you to enamel your own beads but would like the fiber and other jewelry components from the kit, just get in touch with me.  

I swear to God, sometimes I feel like Elaine Bennis working on a J. Peterman Catalog!    

9 comments:

Malin de Koning said...

Lovely!

SueBeads said...

Very cute! I love those beads too! Where to get them....

mairedodd said...

(huge smile) i loved 'seinfeld'... and i really love peterman catalogues! but i think i love this the best... the colors are spectacular and the kit idea is wonderful!

steufel said...

Those kits are great. And the colors are beautiful. regards Stefanie

stregata said...

Gorgeous colour combination, Barbara! And those ribbons are yummy!!!

Judy said...

Those colors are to die for! The fibers are just a perfect compliment to your gorgeous beads.

eve said...

Oh barbara these look amazing, i have made a few beads finally got round to doing enameling, i really need some mandrels, will sent u an e-mail to list some on your etsy, x

romantic decay said...

Great colors! I love the texture of the ribbons.

Jen V. said...

Elaine...what a riot!! I think the kit idea is great! I'm drawn to fibers all the time and then I just sit and look at them. So proud of you for actually doing something with yours. :)