Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Turquoise and Toffee Multi Strand Necklace and Bracelet

Toffee and Turqoise Necklace and Bracelet

I wear a LOT of black. I laughed when during one of the “Dark Knight” movies, Morgan Freeman’s character turned to Bruce Wayne and said “ Yes Mr. Wayne, it comes in black”. College Boy looked at me like “uh huh”. Consequently, I also wear a lot of black and silver jewelry. I guess that also means I'm Batman.

I decided to challenge myself both creatively and stylistically and reached into my stash of Blue Moon Beads from my Design Team supplies and my eye fell on some turquoise beads along with a bead mix of turquoise and toffee. Inspiration!

Blue Moon Beads Toffee and Turqoise 1

I used a ribbon necklace and antique silver chain as my base and then strung different beads on stringing wire, closing each end with crimp beads.

Blue Moon Beads Toffee and Turquoise 2

I just eyeballed where I wanted the strung bead sections and attached them to the chain using jump rings. No real plan involved.

Toffee and Turquoise Necklace

When that was done, I was staring at a big pile of turqoise seed beads and have been wanting to make a multi-strand bracelet so I did.

Toffee and Turquoise Bracelet 1

I cut five pieces of stringing wire the same length and put a crimp bead on one end of each strand.

Toffee and Turqoise Seed Bead Bracelet

Then I gathered all of the crimped ends and ran a piece of beading wire through each loop, twisting the ends of the wire together to hold them.  Strung a mix of seed beads and other beads onto each strand, closed with another crimp bead , gathered the ends with a piece of wire and then ran the wire through copper bead cones and made a wrapped loop.  I joined both “cone ends” with jump rings.

Multi Strand Seed Bead Bracelet

Your cone bead will cover those ugly ends.
Toffee and Turquoise Bracelet Closeup


Turquoise and Toffee

Now I'm craving some dark chocolate covered toffee!

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6 comments:

Laura / The Shed by Pet Scribbles said...

Love this color combo! Perfect for the Summer! :)

Michelle L. said...

You always make your jewels sound delish. Love the bracelet with the cone ends!

thepaintedapron.com said...

gorgeous, I love blues and brown!
chocolate sounds good too!
Jenna

Emily said...

This is really cool! I'm just starting to learn how to make jewelry, and I love this multi-stranded design. Thanks so much for sharing!

~Emily
A Tossed Salad Life

Emily said...

This is really cool! I'm just starting to learn how to make jewelry, and I love this multi-stranded design. Thanks so much for sharing!

~Emily
A Tossed Salad Life

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Gorgeous set! Really love the necklace. Turquoise is my favorite color and this would so fit in my wardrobe!
~Deb~
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes