2/20/2014

SNAKESKIN BRACELET DESIGN

Another new bracelet design (by StarMan TrendSetter Svetlana Einy) class taught at Bead Street, by Sandy Taylor.  I really wasn't sure I was going to like this pattern, but as usual, FELL IN LOVE as I worked the beads.  Color options are unlimited, as long as the beads haven't already flown out of Eileen's store.  I took the second offering (or maybe third) of this class, and felt very lucky to do so.  I'm enjoying my choice of colors on this one - kind of unusual for me - the blue daggers are two-tone with black, and then I added black, metalic black and a milky white opal color.  Since denim is a staple in my after-hours and weekend wardrobe, I thought it was time to go blue with some pizazz thrown in!  This pattern is just as pretty on the backside as it is on the topside.  Very unsual and fun!






My second version - multi colors mix.

 



6 comments:

Katherine Gale said...

Wow - those are stunning Janet! I love the color choices. Have not worked with daggers but you have inspired me once my shoulder is better.

Eileen said...

I agree. You always take a pattern and 'make it your own' with you wonderful sense of color. Just beautiful and even quite different than the original pattern. Great work Janet.

JRT Momma said...

Just wondering, how long it took you to make one of these lovely bracelets. I just received the pattern and I have started it twice but each time I got to a point where it just didn't look right to me so I took it apart. I'm not a seasoned beader so perhaps that is my problem.

Janet Carter said...

I took a class at my favorite bead shop, Bead Street, so that always helps me with any pattern of course! I am better at learning in a one-on-one setting, rather than figurig out a pattern individually. For the actual beading time, it depends on how wide you make your bracelet, or necklace, but for the three dagger wide version, if I remember correctly, it was about 3-4 hours. It's been a couple of months, so several projects ago, but that's kind of what I recall. Hope that helps.

Carleen said...

Where can I get the pattern?

Janet Carter said...

Carleen - You can visit Svetlana's site at: http://patterns.beadindex.com/Patterns/Patterns-Group/Designers-Group/Svetlana-Einy-Group/ListView.aspx to purchase the pattern.