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**