A not-quite-finished piece of fingerweaving here! I originally thought I might take photos of this piece at various stages of development, but then didn't. I'm not sure I'll get the gluing of the knots done today, so I decided to photo & post this now, and I'll finish it later.
This lush bracelet combines such a wide assortment of beads that I feel compelled to list them all.
-carved shell flowers in brown
-flattened shell discs in purple
-effervescent boro beads in brown
-multicoloured boro beads in a shape I've seen described as "teardrop swoops"
-Swarovski bicones in 4 different sizes and two different colours
-Czech firepolished beads in 4 different sizes and 3 different colours
-an assortment of seed beads, mostly in purples, ranging in size from 6/0 to 15/0
I'm thinking this series might have to be called "Medley"...
I love these toggle beads as clasps, although they are a little tricky to use as both ends of the bracelet end in a loop. Previously I shaped the loop part of the clasp first and then had to deal with finishing at the toggle end; this time I switched them around and did the toggle end first. I don't know if it was any easier, except that I didn't have to guess how big the loop end needed to be. I'll do it this way again next time.
3 days ago