Back on September 2nd I was reading Pearl Blays blog 'The Beading Gem'. The post was all about how to make thread wrapped thick cord or rope jewellery at the time I wasn't making jewellery but when I saw these cute tasseled bangles I was hit with some inspiration to make some sari silk ones.
The furthest I got was to buy some cheap bangles from a charity shop, these were a bargain at 25p each
I've got a load of hand-dyed sari silk, chiffon ribbon and yarn that I've bought. Some were a job lot from Ebay and then rest is from Smitten Beads, they have a lovely selection of colours and I use this a lot in my work.
Aren't the colours just yummy scrummy!
I took one of the wooden bangles and attached some hand dyed chiffon and attached one end with my glue gun
Next I selected some small beads in shades of pink and lilac from my box. I like to buy jewellery from charity shops and break it up so I have lots of strands of small beads.
|I keep my beads in these boxes, similar colours in each box.|
I wrapped the wire around a couple of times to fix it and then threading 5 beads so that they laid onto the front of the bangle wrapped them on. Then I did a plain wire wrap and so on.....
Then I made some disc headpins like these
For my next bangle I chose some more chiffon ribbon and a necklace from a charity shop.
I wrapped the ribbon round as before and then took some strands of the necklace and wrapped them around the bangle. This time I sewed everything in place. I had some bellflower headpins left from another project and used them in the same way as the disc headpins. This is the finished piece.
Here are the finished bangles together.
I hope you enjoyed reading it.
Thanks for looking.