Friday, 4 July 2014

Rainbow's Revenge Bangle

Yesterday, I finished the Rainbow Reverie Bangle, today I finished a bangle in the same colours but with a much more vicious look which I have called Rainbow's Revenge.

As I was beading up the Rainbow Reverie, I had an idea to put something in the ellipses between the wing joins.  I had hoped to put in some dyed howlite skulls but unfortunately I got my basic band size wrong so that had to go back into the thought processes for a little more stewing and I went back to my bead stash and found that the skulls had come with some absolutely fantastic dyed howlite claw spikes.

I just thought, hey, why not?! and started adding them.  Blooming tricky though - the more spikes I added, the more the thread caught on them!

 I love that the inside edge is the same as the Rainbow Reverie but the whole look has changed by the addition of those funky spikes!

 From the top you can see that the bangle is actually quite slender - the spikes are what give the bangle depth and punch.

I know it won't be to many people's tastes, it is pretty outrageous, and quite heavy, but I love it!  I love that it is bonkers and that the person who ends up owning it will never be able to type wearing it - or do much of anything practical!  It's a statement and it is totally unapologetic and that's what I like about it so much.  It is what it is and doesn't make any bones about it!

It is available to buy in my Etsy Shop

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Rainbow Reverie Bangle

So I decided to make something with a little bit of colour.  As you know, I'm not good with colour at all and tend to steer clear, but I just wanted to really go for it, like I did with the Jester Cuff.  I didn't want to emulate it, more create a sibling for it and this is what I came up with:
 Originally I wanted to nestle dyed howlite skulls in each of the ellipses but I made the wings too long and the bellyband too thick for it to work.  I still have the beads on my tray though so...

I love how the view from the top looks so utterly simple and undulates so smoothly.
 And it was my first foray into using the luminous delicas.  They're a bit fab and very bright (you can't tell in this picture how bright that pink is, you'll just have to trust me!).
 Each wing tip is joined and the whole structure is extraordinarily solid. 

I hope you like it.

Available in my Etsy shop here.