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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 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 theĀ Beadsdirect blog!

Here’s a picture of the beads I chose for my casual summer design:


Here is what I selected:

beads chosen from beadsdirect

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:

beadsdirect bracelet rachel lucie 2

beadsdirect bracelet rachel lucie 1

Do let me know if you have been inspired to make something totally new today :)

Rachel x

Rachel Lucie Johns

Hi! I'm Rachel, a jewellery designer-maker & nature photographer. My work is inspired by the gorgeous countryside around West Yorkshire & Art Deco design. This blog is where I share my creative life and inspiration. find out more ...


  1. Reply

    Gemini London

    14th September 2012

    Great collection. Actually in current fashion world these types of bracelets are rocking.

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    Cocktail Rings

    22nd August 2012

    it looks really very nice and good interview.