Friday, July 9, 2010

Junkyard Gems Bracelet

I have been teaching this bracelet for over 2 years! I found the original in a beading magazine and thought is was beautiful. Just my style. It was my first attempt at striking out on my own for a class. My idea and I had no clue how it would be received. Well, two years later and I am still teaching it! This is my revamped version of the "Yoga" bracelet.

For my oldest daughter's birthday this year, I had an idea to use some leftover beads and make her a bracelet using her favorite colors, turquiose and brown. The result was so fun! I can't believe it took me that long to figure that out! When I showed it to my friend she said, "It's a Junkyard Yoga!". I loved that! And so inspired me to change my business name! And rename this bracelet to be the Junkyard Bracelet, since you can use just about any small beads and make it beautiful. It is made with a spiral technique, using a needle and Fireline.

I will be teaching this again at Silk Petals in Farmington. My first class there went great! I met the most fabulous, stylish ladies that have never beaded before! They were super! And having Wade and Connie there to keep us company was a blast!

I had this made into a kit and the for the kit and the class - I thought it pretty reasonable, just $25! You can choose between the one with the copper clasp and stones or white and clear glass.

I do not have a schedule ready for Silk Petals but I am working on it for August. Let me know if you are interested.

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