On Saturday I showed your my pieces for the 8th Annual Bead Soup. The piece that was the hardest for me to make and the most outside my comfort zone was the flowering bracelet, so I decided to make a tutorial.
I cheated a little bit by using a chain that already had jump rings on each hole. I'm sure there's a fancy name for it but I don't know what it is. I cut it to the right length and attached my clasp.
Next I started preparing my flowers. My soup partner, Elaine, made these which absolutely blows my mind. They're so pretty and detailed. You can check out her shop at her blog. For each flower I put two seed beads on a head pin, then the flower, the made a loop on the back of the flower.
Next I opened the jump rings on the chain and attached a flower on every fifth ring. I alternated the light, medium, and dark blue flowers.
Next I prepared my small blue beads by using a head pin to make a loop on each one. I attached two blue beads between each set of flowers, alternating between the first and fourth bead, and then the second and third bead.
Once my blue beads were in place, I repeated the same process, adding one rust bead and one white bead in each section.
Once the bracelet was finished, I made matching earrings using some left over beads.
I'm glad the Bead Soup Blog Party pushed me outside my comfort zone! It was quite an enjoyable challenge and I can't wait for next year!
Shared at: Fluster Buster, Tiny Sidekick, A Creative Princess, Glitter, Glue and Paint, A Conquered Mess, Diana Rambles, Natasha in Oz, Serenity You, Life on Lakeshore Drive