Saturday, February 20, 2016

Some Enchanted Jewelry...Vine Bracelets!

Something cool to show you today (tho not my typical repurposed project).  I have been making beaded vines by the yard, they are growing everywhere and taking over my life.   Look!



What are they for?  For making vine-y, va-va-voom-y bracelets.



This fun wirework technique can be played so many ways.  And I do so love a full, intricate-looking bracelet that doesn't take a lot of work.



These 'enchanted vine' bracelets are featured in the Spring 2016 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry.



I did a full tutorial for them with step-by-step pics; it's available March 1st.  I'm rather excited, having been a huge fan of Belle Armoire Jewelry forevah

A fancy vine jewel makes an impressive gift, and hey, nobody has to know how easy it was to create.  How about for Mother's Day - you know it's coming up, you guys!

Or make one in bridal tones - white, taupe, oyster, cream - lovely for a wedding.



Hope you have a chance to check it out!  Now please excuse me, I have to untangle myself from a few creepers.




  



23 comments:

  1. love love love, this may even get me making some jewelry! Though I'll admit my first thought was, oh perfect for wrapping around a hoop as a base for a mobile, silly me. Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday as always!

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    1. Oh, you have the right idea, Sara - I use them for home decor all the time, they make the most beautiful candle bases, for example! Thanks for the sweet comment, hope you give it a try. Mwah!

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  2. Congrats on the magazine feature!!!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica...I am geeking out just the teensiest bit!

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  3. These are absolutely gorgeous! You are extremely gifted and it has made my day I stumbled upon your blog... Thank you!

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    1. Hi, Maja! Thanks so much for the sweet comment - so glad you liked these twisty little creations!

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  4. These are absolutely gorgeous! You are extremely gifted and it has made my day I stumbled upon your blog... Thank you!

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    1. Thank YOU, Maja, your comment made MY day!

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  5. wow, beautiful bracelets, congrats on the feature Michelle!! hope you publish many more such designs

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  6. They are beautiful Michelle! It's a great reward for all your work! Congrats!

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    1. Thanks so much, Z!!! I'm new to magazine articles, very enjoyable to see these vines in print.

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  7. These are just the prettiest vines ever and such a clever idea! Congrats to you for being featured in such a lovely magazine.

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  8. The bracelets are beautiful. Congrats on having them featured in a magazine. Pat S

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    1. Thank you so much, Pat! Fun to have the 15 minutes!

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  9. very pretty- can't wait for the tutorial

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  10. These bracelets are absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations on your magazine feature.

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    1. Thanks, Claire, so happy you liked the jewels!

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  11. How gorgeous! They don't look simple to make. I love these so much. Keep up the good work. Oh, and I love your Copyright limerick...very clever. ;)

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    1. Thanks so much! They are much simpler than they look, I swear. And the limerick...well, I doubt it keeps people from stealing stuff, but it makes me laugh.

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  12. Wow Mich, This is so cute. Do you remember I have a similar bracelet gifted by you 4 years back? I love that & have it saved in my jewelry box. Will be keeping forever as a good memory of a wonderful aunti friend. <3
    Congrats at getting featured in the magazine.

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  13. Oh my goodness they're gorgeous! I might have to make one in autumn colours when that time comes round again. Pinned and queued for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you, Anna! Love your idea to make it in autumn colors, I can totally see one with turning-orange fall foliage. Thanks for the sweet comment!

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  14. Congratulations on having your tutorial published in Bell Armoire Jewelry! I will be on the look out for it next time I'm at the bookstore.

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Why not leave me a little comment? It is great Karma - and every single one is my favorite comment EVER.