April 20, 2012

Wrapped Stacked and Layered Bracelet Challenge

I want to thank Tracy Statler who so enthusiastically came up with this challenge idea.  Her many hours of hard work and effort have made this most exciting for me and I'm sure many others.  Bracelets are my favorite thing to make and I endorse the idea of wearing as many stacked and layered on your arm as is humanly possible.  Being a jewelry addict, I could not pick one color to submit so did three layouts.

For the brown grouping, I made all bracelets except the silver one and the watch in the center.  From the right...techniques used are a long beaded rope wrapped several times with tassel, leather wrap with gemstones and glass, triple strung hematite, various beads knotted on heavy cord.  This is an earthy and natural look that appeals to me.
In the red grouping I made all except the silver bracelet with red garnets in the middle.  For techniques from the right..I used flat net stitch bead work, pearls and carnelian chips hung on silver chain, leather wrap with gemstones, spiny oyster single strand, brass chain with czech glass and lampwork beads and a tile bead cluster.  Last but not least, sari silk wrapped over heavy wire and wrapped again with fine wire and tiny seed beads and a bead cluster dangle. For the green grouping I made all of the bracelets.  From the right, I used peyote stitch to make the green bracelet.  I also made the green/blue lampwork bead. Chocolate pearls and shell beads hang on silver chain, leather wrapped with jade, bead work with tiny gemstones, more leather wraps, turquoise single strand, sari silk wrapped over heavy wire and wrapped again with fine wire and a bead dangle cluster.  Had to do green - my favorite color.

This has been a whole lot of fun and I can't wait to see what everyone else has made.  I know I will have lots of new ideas to think about.  Thanks to all the talented people in this group and again to Tracy.  You did a great job!  Please leave comments - I'd love to hear from you all.


27 comments:

Stacey said...

Very very cool! You did such a great job with your groupings...so many textures..but all so balanced!! I love all three but the earth tones is my fav...I would love to wear that stack!

My Life Under the Bus said...

OMG You have enough bracelets to change out for every day of the month! Fantastic!

jeanetteblix.com said...

These are wonderful and I like how you photographed them in different color groupings. You must have put so much time into creating them but what fun they will be to wear!

Boot ~C said...

all three are so nice, I'm not sure I can pick a fave, great job

Tracy Statler said...

Love your color combinations. I can't decide which one I like best. Such a great combination of materials and textures. Thanks for playing along and sharing your work!

Tracy

Pretty Things said...

I love how each bracelet is so unique, but blends beautifully together. Well done!

Pretty Things said...

I love how each bracelet is so unique, but blends beautifully together. Well done!

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

Good grief! Those are all GORGEOUS! I love the mix of textiles and metals. SO cool! I LOVE the earthy, browns too.

Pixiloo said...

That is seriously alot of bracelets. I love the green stack. All the different types of bracelets are just fabulous!

Ginger Bishop said...

Wow, that is a lot of bracelets! Love the red group. You are a bracelet making machine. I like all the different styles you combined.

Therese's Treasures said...

Hello,
You have been a busy bee making all of these very beautiful bracelets I love them all.
Therese

maryharding said...

I absolutely love each of your stack sets. The colors are great and being a seed beader too I really love seeing your work incorporated into the stacks. Truly a treat!!

Beatnheart said...

One word... Wow! You have so many skills and talent... What I wouldn't do to hang out with you making bangles !

I just love what you did here... I'm gonna have to "borrow" some of your ideas... All the very best to you and enjoy the hop! Come by and visit anytime.. You are an inspiration.

Cynthia @Beatnheart

Beatnheart said...

One word... Wow! You have so many skills and talent... What I wouldn't do to hang out with you making bangles !

I just love what you did here... I'm gonna have to "borrow" some of your ideas... All the very best to you and enjoy the hop! Come by and visit anytime.. You are an inspiration.

Cynthia @Beatnheart

Kensho Studio said...

These are amazing! I love your color combinations and all of the different textures you used. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Cathie Carroll said...

WOW.
You really embraced the challenge! I'm amazed at your versatility and the amount of amazing work.

Beautiful color stories also.
Great hop- thank you!

Cathie Carroll said...

and thank you for adding me to your blog list!

Stories They Tell said...

So much work expressed here and all of it beautiful and well-thought-out. My favorite is the green one, amazing beadwork!

TesoriTrovati said...

You are an overachiever! I love the diversity of these bracelet stacks. The red one is my favorite! Enjoy the day! Erin

Lola said...

If your bracelet stacks weren't so gosh-darn awesome, I'd be recommending a jewelry addict intervention! =) Love! Them! All!

Holly said...

Oh, what lovely stacks! I love second one, simply because those are soooo my colors! Not, of course, saying that the first stack isn't lovely, because it surely is! Those wrapped bangles are gorgeous.

Lorelei Eurto said...

that's enough bangles to go up to your armpit! lol
Love it!

Sharon said...

such lovely stacks! I love the gorgeous orange fabric one, and your wrapped bracelets are so earthy!

Roxanne Mendoza said...

Such pretty stacks! I really like the greens!

shelly said...

your work is beautiful! have been trying to follow your blog for a while... couldn't get a connect on it... finally did today!! thanks for your comments on my page!! it's nice to have a new "friend..."
shelly

CraftyHope said...

Your stacks are FABULOUS! It looks like you had a lot of fun making and grouping your bracelets. I like the combination of different styles and beads. It really gives each stack a lot of texture. Lovely work!

DW said...

Gorgeous stacks! Love the first set the most.