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This new bracelet was named after the beautiful Bougainvillea flowers that I have seen in my travels to San Diego and Central America.
I learned the basic technique for this bracelet from a tutorial posted on Lesley Watt’s blog: The Gossiping Goddess. However, I tweaked the basics a bit. Lesley had designed her tutorial with seed beads, while I used larger beads, which created a definite zigzag pattern, that I find delightful.
And rather than using a plain cord loop for the button closure, I macramed the loop. It took several experiments to get it to turn out the way I pictured it in my mind, but I’m pleased with it now. I love the pretty, little pink flowers on the Bougainvillea Bracelet!
In other news from the Gossiping Goddess blog, Lesley had a lampwork bead giveaway this week and I was one of the winners! Here are the beads she’s giving away. Each winner will receive 1-3 of these. I can’t wait to see which will be mine! There will be a blog hop on December 12th, where the winners will reveal what they have designed with the beads they received.
My next post for the Art Jewelry Elements blog will be this Friday, Nov. 9th. You can click on the AJE button below to go to that blog.