May 23, 2014

Waxed Linen Blog Hop.






It's no secret that I prefer to knot or wire wrap my jewelry so when Diana of Suburban Girl Studio suggested a hop featuring Waxed Linen, I was all for it.  I haven't worked with this wonderful material as much as I would have liked since I had more colors in the C-Lon but it was really time to change that.  Just look at all those beautiful colors that I have to play with. Too bad they arrived after I had already made the majority of the pieces for this hop.



To say that I had fun with this hop is an understatement.  I had a blast playing with the waxed ,linen and made up a few bracelets.  This first one was for a girlfriend's birthday.   The focal is from Blu Mudd and the delightful ceramic bead next to it is from TinasBeadMind.  And of course, it is strung on waxed linen.




For this next bracelet, I followed a tutorial from Bead Style Magazine by Lorelei Eurto.  It really opened up my eyes as far as new ways to make bracelets.  The larger focal beads were made by Mama Staub and I was gifted with them many years ago in a bead swap.  The other bead I used as a focal is a wooden.  The remainder are Czech and seed beads with some pewter mixed in. 



This last bracelet was happy accident. I was actually working a necklace and ended up cutting the waxed linen too short.  Really no way to just add more so I needed up cutting all the beads loose/  Not wanting to start from scratch on the same design, I decided to complete out my trifecta with another bracelet.  The focals in this case are from Modern Trails and the other beads are some MOP that I picked up along the way.  (I would love to share a link to Modern Trail but it looks like they have closed up shop.  I am going to have to start hoarding the goodies I got from them).

Now this is a hop so be sure to check out what all the other designers have made with their Waxes Linen.  I have heard that there is even going to be a contest on one of the sites.

Diana Ptaszynski **Hostess**  

 
 

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25 comments:

  1. Hi Shai, I like the saying on the bracelet bar in the first bracelet and you accented it well. You made good color choices for bracelet number two. It is my favorite. Cool turquoise in bracelet number three. I have never seen MOP in this color before.This one shows good rhythm.

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  2. These are beautiful and soothing colors ~ gorgeous bracelets!

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  3. That last bracelet is my favorite, love the combination of beads, especially those disks.

    Sandy @ KeepsakeCrafts.net

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  4. Love, love, love! Bracelets and waxed linen were made for each other! I would just pile all three of those pieces onto my wrists at once! Thank you for participating!

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  5. Your bracelets are beautiful! So is your stash of waxed linen. I just got that issue of Bead Style, so I'll be reading that tutorial from Lorelei Eurto and probably making a bunch of bracelets. I really like that style, and yours is great!

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  6. Lovely pieces Shai - especially like the first one.

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  7. Made me smile how that last bracelet began as a necklace. I've had that happen before with linen, too! Happy accident I'd say. Beautiful color story

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  8. The middle bracelet is my favorite. Love the big beads with the multiple strands of small ones.

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  9. Very nice pieces! I love the color combo on the second bracelet!

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  10. I like them all, I am so glad that I am not the only one to start out making one piece of jewelry that turns into another piece. I made a bracelet that turned into a necklace once. Okay, more than once.

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  11. Your girlfriend's going to love her bracelet! I do & I love the Blue Mudd bar! I think your last "happy accident" is my favorite, though. :)

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  12. All beautiful but that first bracelet is so gorgeous!

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  13. What great bracelets! I thought about trying that bracelet design from Lorelei too but didn't have the right combo of items... you've inspired me to try it when I have some different linen colors in my hoard.

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  14. All three are great pieces. I really like the third one with the knotting and those great focals, but they're all great.

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  15. No problem at all to have 3 bracelets. Just stack 'em up and wear them together! Hey, I should have thought of that! ;) I like your trio of bracelets. Wonderful job and I love those spools of waxed linen, too.

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  16. What a beautiful selection. Makes me want to get out the bead tray and get making. :)

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  17. Hi Shai, I really love your bracelets, but I really love the second one the most! I don't get Bead Style anymore, so I missed that tutorial, I'd love to see how you completed the bracelet at the silver ring! Great job!

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  18. Hi Shaiha,
    All three of your bracelets are fun and very pretty.
    Therese

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  19. Gorgeous bracelets, Shai. What a fun blog hop idea for the beginning of summer. It sure worked for me as I ordered my first waxed irish linen last night.I love all 3 of your bracelets.

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  20. Love all three of your bracelets. Great mix of textures.

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  21. They are all really cute, but the last one is my fav because there are two different knotting techniques in there :)

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  22. Love your bracelets! Really shows how versatile the cord is. I'm going to have to try Lorelei's tutorial too.

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  23. All so mouthwatering stunning!!!!!!!!

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  24. Looks like you guys all had a great time with this hop - and you've got some fantastic bracelets for summer! loving the blues ... they'll look great with summer whites!

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  25. All three are lovely in different ways, but I think the last one is my favorite. It's hard to choose though.

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