Probably the worst kept secret ever, but I have been dying to share this with your for weeks! I was invited by Claire Humpherson from Beadsdirect.co.uk a few weeks ago to design a bracelet for a blog feature.
I really enjoyed pouring through their website picking whatever I liked to create my own design from scratch – well, I was like a kid in a sweetshop to be honest.
As part of the feature I was also interviewed for the Beadsdirect blog!
Here’s a picture of the beads I chose for my casual summer design:
Here is what I selected:
I just love the contrast of the red imitation coral with the chrysotine greens and white agate squares. I broke up those contrasting colours by using tiny faceted hematite beads in between all the other beads, and used a sterling silver toggle for the fastening. Definitely a casual summer design, I think.
Here’s what I handmade:
Do let me know if you have been inspired to make something totally new today :)