Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Lexie's Bracelet, Swarovski Pearls


This was the first piece in the Lexie Jewelry line.


Melanie, needing to raise money for her Boston Marathon run, asked if I could make a bracelet to raise money for the DFMC (Dana Farber Marathon Challenge).

We put our heads together and decided Swarovski pearls would be a good choice. They are beautiful and available in many places. (A good thing if you expect to produce many pieces. Supplies can dry up and you are sunk, so to speak)

The next decision was to choose the colors to make a unique bracelet. So, I went to my local bead store (www.beadcache.com) in Mansfield, MA. I chose about 6 or 7 different colors and we played with them, finally choosing pink, white, gray, blue and mauve. The mauve or purple turned out to be Lexie's favorite color. Then the "designer" (me) took over and added the daisy Bali spacers and organized the colors, added the lobster claw clasp and 2 inch extender.

One of the problems with making bracelets for everyone, is size. When you are making a bracelet for one person, you make it to fit them. However, that was not possible for our bracelet. We wanted to make it simple. Sort of a one size fits all. The extender helped solve that problem.


I'm still willing to make different sizes. Lexie, for example, needs a smaller bracelet. Done!

The finishing touch was to get Lexie's approval of our design. She loved it. Her other contribution was the meaning she gave to each color:


Light blue for a Cure; Rosaline (pink) for Love; White for Hope; Light gray for Courage; and Mauve (purple) for Lexie.

More of Lexie's Jewelry tomorrow.

B


4 comments:

  1. I have been to Bead Cache once. I really liked it! They sell seed beads! I will have to take a ride down there again sometime... :D

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  2. A lot of thought went into that bracelet, how lovely!

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  3. What a pretty color combination! I must remember to add bracelet extenders to my creations. Thanks for the reminder!

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