Designing Bold Summer Bracelets!

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by Judy Ellis,

Jewelry Tip for June 4, 2014

Designing Bold Summer Bracelets!

Mix gemstones and metal findings for an armful of summer jewelry.

Mixing bold gemstones is both a fun design challenge and a great way to combine leftover beads.

Tip 1: Mix a few colors together instead of going with just one. Your piece will be visually appealing and less heavy.karolinamixed1

Tip 2: Try to incorporate a lot of metal elements into your design. The finished jewelry will be more versatile fashion-wise and can be styled with many different outfits.
Tip 3:Remember that your color choices aren’t restricted to beads. Don’t be shy about mixing metals; it’s fun and trendy at the moment!
karolinapurpleTip 4: Get the size right: Bracelets made of bigger stones and findings need to be longer than smaller ones to fit the same wrist size. Don’t guess; check the fit often while making your bracelet.karolinared
Don’t forget to visit our Clearance Section.  We have lots of great beads and findings, just perfect to inspire your next bracelet project!

Enjoy your bead-mixing adventures!

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    Judy Goodwin

    June 4, 2014 at 7:08 am

    This is a great idea. We have so many small quanities of bead/pearl/findings “leftovers” that I never can quit figure out where to put them. These bracelets are only limited by your imagination. Thank you.

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    Jane Elizabeth Duke

    June 4, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Thanks for the terrific suggestions! I have a pile of odd beads just waiting to be utilized!

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    Lynne Bell

    June 4, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Thankyou, these inspirational bracelets are ever so timely when I am just recovering from an operation and struggling to find at present to find ideas. I have so many beads I will be able to utilize them in bracelets, necklaces and matching earrings.