I made a necklace for Jean's niece, for her birthday. Jean's now asked me to make a bracelet to match. And I have a week! The only requesite for the original piece was it had to be gothy, with purple and she likes dragons.
I have less to work on this time! So I raided the stash and made a start on a charm bracelet. My initial idea was to have some charms spaced out so it was a start of a bracelet. But it looked too sparse so I added in some pearls.
Now it's full, but not as full that she can't add more charms to it.
Operation : Tackle that Bead Stash as an alternative. It used the same suede cord as was on the original necklace, but I didn't have a heart or crystal that was drilled through! I raided the stash again and found a purle pressed glass skull and used that. This gave me a Cinco De Mayo vibe, and I remembered this chap.
Another pressed skull in amber which I brick stitched around with an ornate headress in herringbone weave with tiny picot edges. I doubled up the picots at the bottom to give him a frill. I only had the one, so I ordered another pack of the mixed beads in the hope that there'd be another one. I was delighted that there was, but lost my beading mojo, so that little guy has waited for his buddy since mid December last year!
I thought it was high time they were a pair!
So, a tad early but ¡Feliz Cinco De Mayo!