Hello blogging friends! Today, I have a project to share with you for ButterBeeScraps Design Team. I am pretty exited to share this with you--one because I love how it turned out and two because I made a YT video for the project too! I designed a bracelet using some of the beautiful filigree pieces from ButterBeeScraps. The past few months I have been sharing some of my jewelry pieces here on the blog and I hope you are enjoying them and getting inspired. I have received several emails from people with different questions about the jewelry pieces and also that they are happy to see me creating jewelry. What most people don't know is that I have actually been designing jewelry for several years. I have noticed that over the past year or so blogs seem to be changing and people are offering new and different things on the crafting blogs. So I have been adding a few different things such as jewelry, mixed media and home decor. Don't worry, I am not leaving papercrafting behind--I Love papercrating! I will still continue to share all kinds of papercrafting things here on my blog but I am going to throw a few new things in here and there and I hope you enjoy them. ;-)
Here is the butterfly bracelet I designed using filigree pieces from ButterBeeScraps.
Here is a picture showing the before and after of the metal filigree pieces. I used Antique White and Patina Rub'n Buff to add some color to the pieces. I used Copper Filigree Embellishment (Item #553-C), Bronze Filigree Butterfly Embellishment (Item #887) and Silver Butterfly Filigree-currently not available but many other butterflies in the store to choose from. I used a mix of copper, silver and bronze. Mixing the metals is the trend right now and I have to say I love the look! Before assembling the bracelet I applied Krylon Crystal Clear Satin to all of the filigree pieces.
I used G-S Hypo Cement and E6000 to bring all of the pieces together. I did the bracelet in layers and holding the pieces together with little clamps until the adhesive was dry and set.
Here is a close up of the dangle and the butterfly charm. I used Rhinestone Rondelle Spacer Beads (Item #BD010-P/CL) with some beads from my stash and a Bronze Miniature Butterfly Charms. I also added some Antique White Rub'n Buff to the charm.
Here is a close up of the toggle. I used Copper Toggle Clasps (Item #CL081-C) and I added some Patina Rub'n Buff. The toggle is on the side--this makes it so much easier to put the bracelet on and the toggle is too pretty to hide. I also used Silver Jump Rings.
I used some silver chain from my stash for the bottom part of the bracelet.
To finish off the bracelet I added some crystals from my stash.
I hope you will also check out the video and subscribe to my YouTube channel!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs & Smiles,
SuppliesButterBeeScraps: Copper Filigree Embellishment (Item #553-C), Bronze Filigree Butterfly Embellishment (Item #887), Silver Jump Rings, Copper Toggle Clasps (Item #CL081-C), Rhinestone Rondelle Spacer Beads (Item #BD010-P/CL), Bronze Miniature Butterfly Charms, Silver Butterfly Filigree-Currently not available but many other butterflies in the store to choose from.
E6000, G-S Hypo Cement, Rub'n Buff--Antique White, Patina, Clamps, Chain, Beads, Crystals, Beadalon Round Nose Pliers, Flush Cutters,