Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Bangle Bracelets

I'm a bracelet kind of a gal.  I really love making them.  Maybe it's because my wrists are the only skinny part of me!  LOL  These are especially fun because I can add my other passion, "textiles!"  I love working with the silk and, of course, the color has great appeal.  Many of these ribbons are from Lisa Jurist.  What a great etsy shop she has.  All I need to do is to add a couple of brightly colored enamel beads and you're home!

I have many of these bracelets that I wear ... not all at once ... but I bet I could!  They are a favorite. The bracelet is about 75% metal and 25% other colorful stuff!  I've decided to start selling these ... and at the ridiculous price of $22, I might add!  If you're interested, just go to www.paintingwithfireartwear.com and click on "jewelry" at the sidebar and you'll be taken right to them.

Horizon
Horizon, detail
Jasmine
Lilac

Lilac, detail
Persnickety, detail
Persnickety
Spring Fling
Spring Fling, detail

Please visit me at my blog for a look at some other bangles I'm making that are enameled.  But before you go, let me ask you this: Do you have a special thing you like to make?  What is it?  Why do you like to make it?  Thanks for sharing ... it will help to turn this "monologue" into a "dialogue!"  

11 comments:

Davinia said...

Your bangles are lovely Barbara, I particularly like Lilac. My thing at the moment is polymer clay pendants, I seem to be churning them out at the rate of knots but I need to do something with them.

Davinia said...

The word verification word for my comment was "gazer".... very apt really because that's all I seem to be at the moment, a gazer. Just gazing at my pendants and not doing anything constructive with them.

Alice said...

I just love your bangles! The colorful fabric is the perfect touch.

Right now I can't seem to stop making earrings. I love that I can create something beautiful relatively fast. And I'm finding that the women who don't wear bracelets or necklaces will wear earrings.

VanBeads said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous bangles, Barbara. I love the way you mixed the fibers with the enameled beads. And they look like they'd be comfortable to wear!

A couple of summers ago, I hit on the idea of making some "quick" bead embroidered cabochon necklaces to sell at my farmers' markets. They were such a hit last year that I very often had a hard time during the week making enough new pieces to replace the ones that I had sold the previous week! This year, though, I've learned my lesson - I started making new pieces back in November as soon as my market season was over!

mairedodd said...

really love these barbara! i am a bracelet girl too! stacked them up to 'there' during the madonna days in college...
i love to make rings, can do them over and over and over... it is fun to have something that you can have as a base a vary the effects... yours are beautiful - and i always love lisa's fibers!

FryeStyle said...

Great bangles. LUV THEM!

D'Arsie Manzella said...

Beautiful bracelets! I love the "jasmine" one. I love to make earrings because it is a quick and satisfying project. They are also the thing I wear the most (although my art jewelry collection is simply out of this world!)

Patty said...

Excellent! I love your bracelets, but like D'Arsie, am drawn to "Jasmine". I like making what I call my "Amulet" pendants/slides, where the structure is the same but the focal and harmonic elements turn each one into something unique. But I also love making Meanies...

Thanks for a wonderful post!

Kelli said...

oooh!!! Love em. Lilac is my favorite!! I'm more of a necklace gal. I can be more free handed with those I think.. and don't have to make 2 of them the same!! :)

sharon said...

These are incredible Barbara! I love Lilac, that organic look gets me! I love Lisa's fibers too, have some stashed!

I really like making earrings.....I feel I need a new pair everyday or I'm naked!

MaCarroll Beads said...

I just took a break from making "special beads" with a necklace design in mind. I saw a necklace on someone on a court show.... I think the parts I'm trying to replicate (not copy!- LOL!!) were metal. We'll see if my vision becomes anything special :O) I wish I could start to get a vision of using fabric with designs... I see so many beautiful pieces, but I struggle trying to think of how I would use all the cool types of fabric that are out there! Any advice?

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