Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bead Table Wednesday~Recycling~and the most comfortable bracelet ever!!!

Breathe in~~~~~Breathe Out..................I am in a creative frenzy, and having trouble focusing.  For example, today I was supposed to make bronze art components, but instead I am doing this...............

Here is my bead table on this wednesday!
Oh, what happend you ask?  You see, I was reading a blog, and found myself linking to another, and saw a cool tutorial for leather cuff bracelets, and so I decided that it was a good idea to recycle my FAVORITE, yet old and outdated, bombers jacket from high school.

I didn't want a full cuff, even though that is what they were making.   They were neat, and, if I could remember where I saw the tutorial, I'd link it for you (sorry).  But I have been trying to make cuff bracelets in copper with a focal bead, and I am finding that I don't think they are comfortable enough to wear. 

Now- that may just be me, I am not a huge bracelet kinda gal.  But I think I have found the perfect combonation of comfort and style.  I haven't taken this off for days. 

Here is my version of the leather cuff bracelet, but instead of a cool button to fasten it, I used a focal on front, and a chain and hook clasp to make it adjustable.

So my bead table today is covered with a batch of them.  My hands are black and cut up from the copper and filing and riveting.....there are little pieces of thread and leather ALL over my studio floor, and I am NOT doing anything on my list.  But I am happy.  So, I guess thats all that matters.

Whats on your bead table?


  1. These are wonderful! I've never seen cuffs quite like this, but I think they are more attractive than others I've seen. Your table looks great!

  2. Gorgeous cuff!! It looks comfy and soft! I love it!

  3. You're so good at those bracelets!