June is here and that means cookouts and lots of weekends soaking up the sun poolside, or if you’re like me, balancing the jewelry-making madness inside with spending time outside. While most of the jewelry work I do would be difficult to take outdoors, the following idea is a pretty easy one to work on anywhere. Last night I made four wire-wrapped bracelets and covered them in tons of colorful glass beads. These bracelets only require 2 materials (beads and wire), a pair of round-nose pliers, and a pair of wire cutters. I love to take my bead soup bowl, sit on the couch, and make these while I watch tv. They’d also be easy to make while sitting outside by the pool!
I learned this technique from Joanna Hanna, owner of Crescent Moon Beads in Eureka Springs, Arkansas (you MUST stop in and visit her if you’re in the area) http://www.crescentmoonbeads.net/. I may add a tutorial in the future to share the technique with you, but for now enjoy the photos and visit my shop on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/strandedinthecity to purchase one 🙂