Bedazzled ~ Beads Beads Beads and Some Bracelets Too

I’ve recently realized that there are a lot of beads in my collection that I just don’t have a specific use for. Back when I first started making jewelry for myself (and eventually others) I’d just buy whatever beads caught my eye, or what was required for a special order or gift… and then some. The extras went into generic slots in a few of my bins – usually organized by color or type (i.e. Swarovski Crystal… which I ALWAYS need more of).

 

Now,  I  only buy what I will use… whether I have a flash of an idea for that bead/piece or I am getting something specifically for an order. I’ve been thinking of possibly selling off some of the random beads in batches, and I still might. But one of my kids asked me to make him a Shamballa bracelet… and I hadn’t ever made one before, so I looked it up. They’re actually pretty easy to make in my opinion, and I had it made in a matter of minutes for him. But it got me to thinking on all this cotton crochet thread I have that would work wonderfully with this and other bracelet techniques… so I pulled out my random bins and started making bracelets. In just a day, I’ve made ten different bracelets of varying color combinations (not even close to exhausting my color choices, lol).

 

So, what do you think? Would you buy these?

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Bedazzled ~ Jewelry – What’s Headed Out Now ~ Belled Slave Anklet

Along with all the crafts I do, I’m also a performer. I’ve been dancing pretty much my entire life (from the age of 3), and while my body isn’t always happy with me when I over-do it, I perform when and where I can. Sometimes I teach ballet, sometimes I perform with “old” acquaintances and friends, and sometimes I perform with my troupe – we are a fire/fusion dance troupe – Seraphina Fire. Basically, we do a sort of fusion dance with different styles of belly dance mixed with other disciplines (i.e. ballet, jazz, hip-hop, etc.) and we perform with fire implements. I personally perform the most with the fire fans, orb and palm torches.

 

While the following anklet was created before I started performing with my troupe – simply because I wanted one for myself – I actually sell more of these now that I am part of the performing community I am a part of through my troupe. As of right now, I’ve sold all of my ready made versions of this anklet… but I always have the supplies to make more. Yes, it jingles with every step you take, but it’s a lovely soft jingle.

slave anklet 2   slave anklet

 What do you think? Is it something you’d wear? Or something you might like to try?