Thursday, September 23, 2010

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

Or maybe jewelry is.

As soon as I saw Margie Deeb's Fall Color Report I was in love with the Chocolate Truffle color so when Artbeads asked me to design something in the new fall colors the choice was easy!

Swarovski I love you!
And your maroon pearls and your mocca bicones....scrumptious and decadent but this Chocolate Box will only add weight to your wrist and not the parts we won't mention.  I highlighted all the chocolatey goodness with some dark copper Tohos (11/0) and a magnetic copper slide lock clasp.

If you've seen my Gideon's Wheel necklace you'll recognise the diamond square component and this bracelet pattern is included with the Gideon's Wheel Kit.  The pattern will be available from my Etsy store in the next day or know, as soon as I can get to it :)

I used 4mm pearls and 5mm crystals for the bracelet which gives it a chunky feel, for a more dainty bracelet 3mm pearls and 4mm crystals work wonderfully...and are the sizes I use in Gideon's Wheel.   The component also makes a great dangle for matching earrings.  Just remember to order LOTS of pearls and crystals...the bracelet pictured took 250 pearls and 84 crystals but you'll need a lot more than that if you make the 3mm version.

Artbeads supplied the beads for this project but do not pay me for my review and the opinion you get is my honest one.


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