A step by step photo log of my design process for the Challenge of Color Blog Hop 2011. Thanks to Erin (Tesori Trovati Jewelry) and Jessica (Design Seeds) for the inspiration. I decided that I really wanted to make it a personal challenge for myself. That said, what could I possibly create that I had not tried my hand at yet? I selected the color TEAL for my palette and ended up with a nice blend called Merino. Which at first, my only thought was:
What? Notice that blank look?
Okay, I can work with this:
Then the seed beads were taunting me…use me, use me, use me… (I think it was that little logo design right up there.)
So begins the journey of my first seed bead embroidered cuff bracelet.
Find the Lacey’s Stiff Stuff and lay down a design of sorts and start beading.
After many beads, I ended up with this.
I decided that I wanted to repurpose an old tin.
Thrown in some duck tape to tone down any sharp edges.
And make my own bracelet cuff form.
As I’m a real repurpose fan, I then cut up an old pair of leather pants to form the backing for the cuff.
Add a bit of glue and some edging and there you have it.
My first seed bead embroidered cuff bracelet.
I did enjoy the process and think I’ll make a few more of these.
If you like to play with color and sew, then you might want to give it a try.
Hop on down for some more color fixes: