The Beaded Week 37

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It has been a fairly productive couple of weeks.
I got The Bead Pursuit YouTube channel started with a picture tutorial of my necklace design followed by a tutorial of my beaded bead “Chain Gun”. No picture of the necklace in the collage this week since I have shown it several times before. Also not in the collage are the “Slugs in Love” earrings I made for my aunt.

Ok, so starting from the left are the two bracelets I made using my “Chain Gun” beaded beads. I made these to show examples of how you could use them.

This week I’ve tried to make use of some of the beads I got as gifts.
The bottom left earrings are inspired by a pair of earrings that showed up on my activity feed on Etsy. I used lampwork glass beads that I got as a gift with a bead order.

snappedcordThe big picture in the middle is a pair of earrings that started out as a bracelet. I found a tutorial on Pinterest on how to do this snake knot. After 15 knots I pulled too hard on the leather cord and it snapped right off. So I decided to abandon the bracelet and use the remaining leather to make a pair of earrings. I crossed the cords in a plastic bead and cut the cords on both sides of the bead and added a little glue for safety. The earrings are about 7cm long with the hook.
I originally used pewter spacer beads for the would-be bracelet that had been a gift with a bead order.

Following the snake knot tutorial that led to this blog I looked around some more and found another tutorial that I liked for a pair of earrings. I used bicone pendants instead of the hearts in the tutorial. The colors used; topaz, smoked topaz and jet. The 6mm bicone I used was a gift so I’m not sure what color it is but I would guess something like topaz AB.

The DNA earrings (tutorial here) used no free beads at all. I in fact purchased some of the beads specifically for these earrings because I really wanted a pair for myself. It’s difficult to take a good picture of these earrings since they are made out of a spiral but take my word for it, they look awesome!

The bracelet also didn’t use anything free but the cord was 70% off at least. 😛 I found this tutorial on Pinterest. It was a good project to use up some of the s**t quality jump rings I have. It is very easy to make. The tutorial can be found here (about halfway down the page).

And here’s a closeup of my bracelet.

Have a wonderful week! ♥

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