18 Feb 2013

Hugs and Kisses Bracelet

Hi Everyone
Hope you are all well and that half term is going well for those of you with children.  I've got the week off work and think my 12 and 8 year old are going to keep me busy ... just the way I like it :-)
Over the last couple of weeks I have been adding to my bead collection and on Saturday afternoon I was 'home alone' so decided to have a go at making a bracelet following the Hugs and Kisses tutorial by Aleshia at Beadifulnights.  This is the second part of the challenge at Beading Friends Forever
I wasn't sure I would be able to do it but in fact the hardest part was deciding which beads/colours to use.  Such a great tutorial and I will definitely be making more of these gorgeous bracelets.
After much deliberation I decided on an turquoise, purple and slate pearls and crystal seed beads for a little bit of sparkle!  I finished it off with a pretty magnetic owl clasp I found on Ebay.  When my daughter saw it she asked me to make her one ... bless her it made my day!

* List of Beads *
10 - 8 mm Turquoise pearls
11 - 6 mm Purple pearls

40 - 4 mm Slate pearls
20 - 4mm Purple pearls
11/0 seed beads - Slate and Crystal
I am loving my new hobby ... it feels great being creative again!



Donna Mosley said...

A stunning bracelet Lisa, hope you all have a lovely week.

Donna x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab bracelet, love the colours. So glad you are creating again. Enjoy your week x

ellyscard creatief said...

What a gorgeous bracelet.
I like the colors . It's perfect.
Gr Elly

Christine L said...

Ooooh I love your bracelet Lisa... it's fabulous and looks so complicated!!

So.... If I asked nicely like your daughter did....... ??? LOL!!

Christine x

Lou said...

Love this- it's beautiful. Well done!

julie_woolston said...

Wow Lisa this is a stunning bracelet , gorgeous colours.
Hope your keeping well and enjoy your week off.

Hugs Julie x

Donna said...

Hi Lisa, hope you're having a fab half-term so far. I'm off work today and tomorrow and the sun is shining...woohoo!

Go you getting in beading and with such a beautiful design too, love the colours and I'm not surprised Chloe wants one too...it's stunning! :) Donna ♥ x

DesignerDiva said...

Hi Lisa, great to hear from you, I'm so sorry its ages since I was last over here!
I can see you have a new passion and WOW are you good at it! That bracelet is gorgeous and it looks sooooo intricate to make!
It would be great to finally get to meet you this summer, you know where I am, if you ask in most of the kiosks on the prom they know me!
Hugs Laurie xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Lisa, this bracelet is really gorgeous! Love the colors! :)

Debs said...

Oh Lisa this is stunning hun - so classy and elegant (and very expensive) looking.
Thanks for popping by my blog - sorry to hear you are not making any cards at the moment but so thrilled that you have found a new passion :o)
Enjoy the rest of the day.
Debs xx

Lynsey said...

Wow Lisa this is really beautiful! Was it really easy? It looks difficult to me! Hope you are enjoying the week off!
Hugs Lynsey x

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa, this is so beautiful! You definitely have an eye for colour and it's so neat and professional looking! Fab!

Jules said...

Wow Lisa - this is amazing!

It must have taken ages to make .. .. but it looks beautiful!

How lovely to add another creative string to your bow!

Hope you are having a good week with the children.

Love Jules xx

Wishcraft said...

This is beautiful Lisa! Glad you're enjoying creating again :o)

Yes, still planning on a week in Norfolk... think it'll be the 2nd week of school summer hols, but will let you know for definite when it's booked. Hugs, Lisa x

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness, this colour combo is lush x