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Yes, I can make classy stuff. I was surprised, too. This is by far the most elegant thing I’ve ever made.
The drape of this bracelet is incredible. I flows over the wrist like liquid.
This toggle clasp is made from stainless steel, which I find to be more hypoallergenic than plated base metal.
This more subtle look combines glossy olive green with metallic dark bronze.
The green beads are slightly transparent, so the color will depend slightly on what you wear underneath it.
Magnetic clasps are by far the easiest type to fasten. You’ll never have to ask for help to wear this bracelet.
I’m a suck for anything shiny. My husband sometimes calls me “Magpie Mae.”
So much metallic goodness. This one is definitely eye-catching.
The hook-and-eye clasp is beautiful AND pretty damn easy to fasten with one hand.
The AB coating on the rectangular beads and the metallic stripe makes me happy.
I’m loving the new macro lens I got for my camera. Look at that detail!
Note the edging I added to this one. It was kind of difficult to do with those tiny beads, but I’m nothing if not stubborn.
This is the bracelet that I made in the class I took. 10 points if you can find the extra bead I accidentally added.
Extreme closup of the weave. Those rectangles are Rulla beads, which have two holes.
Dat clasp, tho. Many thanks to Darlene for letting me raid her button stash.
I took a risk pairing transparent beads with metallic opaque beads, but I think it paid off.
I went nuts and incorporated a stripe in this design. Also, who else really likes these slide clasps? They’re easier to close with one hand than a toggle or lobster clasp.
This is a duplicate of the second bracelet I made. (I’m keeping the original for myself!) Same pattern with a couple of very minor adjustments.
The two-hole beads in this design are called “SuperDuos.” They fit together more snugly than the Rullas.
This fancy-pants toggle clasp works as a focal point when wearing the bracelet. It also adds a very satisfying weight to the design.