Beadsmith recently formed a group of beaders on facebook (in which I was included) and challenged us to create jewelry with the metal beads they provided. Here's the first bracelet I made with the metal beads. I call it my Metal Bead Sampler Bracelet because it uses all of the fourteen different metal seed bead colors.
I created a tutorial for this bracelet and it is available for purchase in my Etsy shop and in my ArtFire shop.
The 2nd bracelet I created has a zig zag pattern. I'm currently working on a tutorial for this bracelet which I call my Metal Zig Zag Sampler Bracelet. It also uses all 14 colors of the metal beads.
Cynthia Newcomer Daniel, another member of our Facebook Group created and designed a Best Friend Bracelet. I purchased the tutorial from her Jewelry Tales website and fell in love with the design. Cynthia's Best Friend bracelet combines metal beads with Swarovski crystals and is so gorgeous!
I used Cynthia's pattern to create a slightly different look. I wear this bracelet all the time and love it.
Using Cynthia's pattern as inspiration, I created another bracelet using my own design. I call this one Rhapsody and hope to have the pattern available soon.
I'm full of ideas for using the metal beads in new designs. I'm just lacking in time - a common malady for all bead weavers. I wish there was a cure.
Happy beading to you all!