I discovered this great blog the other day while at work. The author, Erin Siegel is a fantastic bead artist. I fell in love with her beaded bracelet in this post and wanted to make one of my own.
Shipwreck Beads recently (like a year ago) bought out the inventory of a store in the mid-west that was all vintage glass beads. 12 semi trucks full. And slowly I have been hoarding different mixes and colors. This mix is vintage Venetian glass that is probably over 100 years old.
When I saw Erin's bracelet, I immediately knew that I wanted to use my own vintage seed beads to re-create it.
It's 6 strands, strung on Irish Waxed Linen (another item I bought ages ago and never did anything with) and a vintage button from my stash. It was SO EASY to make, I think I may whip up a few more tonight. I seem to buy a lot of seed beads, the colors are so intoxicating, but I never actually make anything with them.