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July 24, 2014

5 Stretch Bracelets with Handmade Beaded Dangles

S T R E T C H   I T  O U T

Yes, this is what I've been up to - yesterday and today, at least.

The rest of the time, it's been about summer.

Kid's at home, softball games, baseball games, trips for softball and baseball games, lugging beading bag with me, sore back, no new jewelry.

That sums it up.

But today, I finally have some eye candy to share.

And it's really about time - I had orders for these bracelets for at least 3 weeks.  Ack... thank goodness some people have patience.

I am very happy with these little dangles - simple as they may be.  Brick stitch.  Two rounds with a picot edge.  Crystal or faceted glass center.

Besides all those summer activities I mentioned, I've been shopping for jewelry supplies.  These bracelets show off some of my new stash.  But there's so much more.

Lot of new seed beads, glass and crystal beads.  Fun stuff, except I just keep ordering more.  I've decided that Fire Mountain Gems is a great place to order glass beads - especially when they are on sale (which they frequently always are).

And then there is a HUGE LOT of broken costume jewelry that I picked up at a garage sale, along with some jewelry making tools.  That has kept me busy dis-assembling and scavenging.  I'll post some pictures soon.  A lot of it is not really my style, but I think that's what has made it fun.

I know I said in the title there were 5 stretch bracelets, but by now, you know I was lying.  There are more...

And more.

A rare example where you get more than what was advertised.  Hope you are enjoying your summer too!


  1. Ohhh! lots of pretty bracelets. My favorite its the multi-color jasper one. Clever idea the hand beaded dangles make them extra special.

  2. i best like pink bracelets, it is very pretty .