As you may or may not know, I am a proud member of the Etsy Bead Weavers Street Team. This is a group of support and inspiration from fellow bead weavers.
This month I entered my first ever challenge, the theme being "A Midsummer Night's Dream". I took this theme as an opportunity to use up some of those blue beads I've been hoarding.
This bracelet was SO fun to make, the randomness of freeform is a beautiful thing, I love just picking up that needle and seeing what happens.
I used about 16 different colors for this beautiful bracelet, including delica seed beads, toho seed beads, swarovski crystals, bugle beads, and a few glass beads. A beaded toggle clasp blends seamlessly into the design like no premade clasp can.
The focal cabochon is an abalone/paula shell, encased in woven seed beads. The shell measures 5/8" wide by 7/8" tall.
To vote on this challenge, please visit the Etsy Bead Weavers blog Etsy Beadweavers Blog Voting begins July 9th.