It's the start of the New Year, many have made resolutions which they hope to fulfil, and have stuck to it. Many also, have given up because the goal seemed unattainable to achieve within the set time they have given themselves.
I don't set New Year's resolutions, instead, I have two words that guide my visions and motives for the year.
Are you in need of a resolution that is enriching and satisfying? Why not channel your energy towards CREATIVITY. Being creative is a lifetime resolution, that is great for the mind and soul. Not only is it therapeutic, but it is also rewarding to know that you can create something from absolutely nothing that you can enjoy, knowing that your hands made that item.
No one lacks imagination, I can assure you that, we can all be super creative and original, it's all about practice and consistency.
I love colours, as you probably might have guessed by now if you have been following my work. I enjoy working closely with colours. Colours coupled up with creativity have been my saving grace when I went through some interesting times in my life.
I know, I am not the only one that goes through adversities in life, so, I wanted to share with you a creative, colourful project that you can do, that can help ease the stresses of life.
I hope you enjoy your creative ME-TIME. It was crafted together with love just for you.
So without further ado, let us get our hands busy.
What you will need:
- Flat Nose Pliers
- Side Cutter Pliers
- Flat Nose Pliers
- 1 x Roll of Tiger Tail
- 2 x Gold Plated Crimp Beads
- 1 x Gold Plated Embossed Buttons
- 3 x 30mm Gold Plated Headpins
- 1 x Pack of 1mm Glass Seed Beads
- 1 x Pack of 2mm Glass Seed Beads
- 3 x Acrylic Rose Beads
- 9 x 4mm Crystal Glass Beads
- 3 x Round Sequins
Firstly, thread onto a 30mm eye-pin a round sequin, followed by an acrylic rose bead, 4mm crystal glass bead and 1mm glass seed bead.
Trim the headpin down to size, with side cutter pliers, giving yourself enough space to create a loop.
Using the tip of your round nose pliers, gently form a loop by bending the wire inwards until the loop come back to itself.
Repeat step one and two for the other two looped rosettes.
Step three looks like these when complete with all the three beaded rosettes.
Wrap the tiger tail around your wrist to measure the desired length of your bracelet. Allow space on each end for looping. Then cut with side cutter pliers.
Thread onto one end of the tiger tail a crimp bead, followed by a button. Insert one end of the wire back through the gold crimp, gently pull the looped end with round nose pliers until the loop is 3mm in diameter. Squeeze the crimp with flat nose pliers to secure the loop and the button.
Step six looks like this when complete.
Proceed to thread onto both wires, 2mm glass seed beads, till you reach the middle of your wrist. Then, string along with a 4mm crystal glass bead, then a looped rosette, then further two 4mm crystal glass beads in between, followed by a further acrylic rosette, two 4mm crystal beads, then another looped rosette, and 4mm glass crystal glass beads. Continue to string along your glass seed beads until you reach the middle point of your inner wrist. Then thread onto the wire a crimp bead and the 1mm seed beads.
A point to note: When threading your smaller seed beads, make sure that the beads are enough to form a loop that will wrap around the button.
Insert the end of the wire back through the gold crimp, and the 2mm seed beads. Gently pull the excess wire with round nose pliers until your loop is tight against the beads.
Using the tip of your flat nose pliers, carefully squeeze the crimp to secure the beaded looped end of your bracelet. Trim off the excess wire coming out of the seed beads with side cutter pliers.
Congratulations you have completed your rosette bracelet.
Why not make more rosette bracelets in colours of your choice and have them stacked and layered colourfully on your wrist for all seasons.