Red wrap bracelet

This bracelet took me a lot longer to finish than I thought it would, but it is over 30 inches long, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.
This was inspired by the wrap bracelets of Chan Luu, which are made with leather sides and not beaded ones, but I like the beaded sides.  What I didn't like was the behavior of the red beads in the middle.  They are flat rectangles, but instead of lying flat against my arm, they are determined to stand on their edge.  I guess I should have known better - Chan Luu makes hers with round beads.  Mine closes with a red button that matches surprisingly well - I don't know how Chan Luu closes her bracelets, but I suspect that they have to be tied, which is not as good.

The length allows it to be worn as a necklace, too, which is a good thing.  I have some heavy cord, I will try this again.

Juliet Arrighi


Jeanie Callaghan said...

That's so pretty, Juliet! I might try that with bead squares, or even Tila beads - which would make it a pretty pricey bracelet! LOL! Love the red and gold.

Beach Cat ! said...

GORGEOUS ... and what a great idea to have one you could wear as a necklace as well.
The beads catch the light so well, very pretty!

Vicky said...

gorgeous red bracelet Juliet :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a lovely bracelet- how cool that you can use it as a bracelet and a necklace.

Shar said...

Totally gorgeous! You are so talented!