Fighting off some sort of bug today so wasn’t up for tackling anything too hard. Sometimes though, the easiest things turn out to be those you love the most.
I fell in love with this Mud Pie bead mix from Blue Moon Beads the second I saw it. My colors and style 1000%. This is one of the mixes that’s available exclusively at JoAnn’s.
It’s a mixture of filigreed metal, wire mesh wrapped, and metallic colored beads. I decided the beads were so awesome they needed to be used simply. What’s simpler than stretchy cord? I keep seeing fun stretchy bracelets at places like Nordstrom for $50 and up. If you can tie a knot, you can make enough of your own bracelets to match your entire wardrobe for the price of one.
I started stringing with no patter in mind. Just grabbed beads from the tin until it was the right size. I don’t pre-cut my cord, but leave it on the spool and string my beads on until I’m happy with the size.
I had these smoky grey faceted charms in my supplies and decided they’d go great on this bracelet. I added these after the bracelet was complete and put them on using silver jump rings. Again, just kind of eyeballed the spacing.
While I was provided the beads for this project as a member of the Blue Moon Beads design team, the pricing is such that these are an affordable way to achieve a high fashion look.