I don’t do a lot of bead work as a general rule… especially right now having a head injury that has cause visual issues… but I thought I would play around with some beads I picked up at the dollar store this past week to surprise my mother-in-law with a couple of cute gifts at Mother’s Day.
We also bought her a box of the embroidery thread (and stabilizer) lol… when she heard all about the new sewing machine I bought for myself she wanted in on the fun too. While she hasn’t actually done any embroidery on her machine yet, we wanted her to have the thread on the ready so when she decides it’s time to try it she’s all set!
The bracelet I made was done with a small box of coordinated colours of beads I picked up from the big dollar store… same goes for the tassels I added to both projects.
I used regular beading wire and some silver coloured chain I had in my stash to make the bracelet. Other than attaching the clasp which gave me a hassle, the bracelet was just a matter of organizing the beads on a tray to determine the design I wanted to use and then actually threading everything on to the wire and tucking the ends in!
Here is the finished bracelet… with a little bit of creative license with the pictures lol… I got a new phone and it had a few cool effects!
And here is a little dragonfly key chain. I probably should have taken pictures, of both, as I was going but with it not fully cooperating with me during the process I totally forgot.
I just folded the jewelry wire in half, cut to a length I thought would work and started threading beads onto it to form my dragonfly.
I finished it off by adding a key chain ring, tassel and a little bit of ribbon hanging from the ring as well. Kind of cute, and sort of worth any hassles it might have given me lol!