This morning I went out and gathered some materials. Since I am completely self-teaching myself I went into the store like an ostrich with my head in the sand. I stood in every aisle contemplating what to buy...what do I need? What do I even do? After about 45 minutes I left with some pliers, beading wire, hooks & clasps, and two colors of glass beads. I spent a few hours today playing around with some beading patterns, twisting wires, and attaching clasps (which are all much more difficult then I ever thought or anticipated).
My first piece is rather simple. It is a double strand twisted bracelet (bead colors: black and gold-copper). Since I officially created my first piece I decided I had to name this little line of mine...COPPER LEE. It blends my love for the natural and shimmery color copper and my middle name which is Lee. I also decided I am going to only use black, copper, silver and gold beads and wires for these pieces. I tend to stick to more basic, simple, and easy to match clothes so why not jewelery too?
What do you guys think of the bracelet? What should I make next?
Bracelet view # 1
Bracelet view # 2