Tracy's Wrapped, Stacked & Layered challenge is all about combining textures, colours, patterns and materials in combinations of bracelets, and not necessarily bracelets that you'd normally think of wearing together. I decided to make a couple of brightly coloured bracelets that I could combine with the square wire bangle I usually wear - I love making bangles, and this one is made textured with my favourite hammer.
As you'll probably have guessed by now I love making my own clasps and findings, and I've made all but one of the clasps you see here. The first bracelet uses a leaf clasp and charm that I designed for my latest Beads and Beyond magazine project. I've used some vintage turquoise beads that I've been hoarding for a couple of years, together with gorgeously rich faceted purple dyed jade beads and simple rose quartz rounds. The inspiration for this bracelet came partly from Lorelei's new ebook on asymmetrical designs.
The second bracelet uses a curved sterling silver connector that I've embossed with daisies - I'm so pleased with this! I used a couple more of my precious turquoise beads and dyed purple and bright pink dyed jade beads. I'd almost forgotten I had these dyed jade beads in the bottom of my beads boxes, but I'm so glad I found them again! They may be a dyed jade and I know not everyone approves of dying stones but the colours of these are just so beautiful.
So, there are my contributions to the challenge! Please do go and see what delights the other participants have come up with!