It's a brand-new year, and that means it's time for a brand-new challenge in the February/March issue of Beadwork
magazine! This time around, editor Melinda Barta took this fun kit of beads from The Creative Fringe
and got her punk on with this very cool peyote stitch bracelet! This bead kit included some matte grey Toho seed beads, a few lovely garnet chips, a length of chain, a brass pendant, and an assortment of pressed glass leaves. Fun stuff!
Melinda had this to say about creating her bracelet:
|When I couldn't find a way to incorporate the brass pendant as it was, I
punched several small circles out of it, dapped the circles into small
domes, and punched smaller holes in the center of each dome to form
shallow brass charms. You can see these charms, along with garnets,
embellishing the tops of the central peyote tubes. Capping the ends of
the tubes with small spikes from my stash was fun and transformed the
project into something over the top and edgy.
Now that Melinda has created this cool bracelet, you get to choose a name for it! Grab a cup of tea and a cookie, and think about what you would like to name this beautiful beaded bracelet. Leave your name as a comment on this blog, and you might win the kit of beads from The Creative Fringe that Melinda used to create her bracelet!
You have until 12:00 midnight CST on February 28, 2013 to leave your comments. After that, we'll look through all the names and pick the one we like best to win! Please note: due to customs regulations, this giveaway is only open to those residing in the United States.
Update: The winner of this naming challenge was Ellen Leisner, with the name Zenobia's Triumph. Congratulations, Ellen!