Sunday, July 29, 2012

Boho Horsewoman's Bracelet

This bracelet was inspired by the book Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry and a wonderful set of ceramic beads from Gaea.

 The focal bead has a horse shoe imprint and I wanted to make something to donate to The Center For Adaptive Riding auction. A Boho Horsewoman's bracelet seemed just the thing.

 I ripped up some light weight silk I'd dyed and made a flat kumihimo braid with a copper ring braided into one end, then I strung the Gaea beads with spiral knots in between and made a strand of red creek jasper beads using figure 8 knots. Using copper wire, a first for me, I wrapped the three strands together and attached the clasp. When I tried it on it seemed a little thin, so I purchased some copper chain, another first, and attached it to the rings at each end. All that copper was just too bright, so I hung the whole bracelet over ammonia in a covered jar (thank-you Google) and Voila! 

I'm so happy with how it came out I don't want to give it up. Guess I'll have to make another one, or maybe two.


  1. OH! THat is sooooo cute! I love the multiple strands! Beautiful! It reminds me of Indian Summer!

  2. Love all of the mixed textures...and Gaea's beads are wonderful with the fibers and copper!

  3. Great mix, your focal is perfect for a horsey event! Someone is going to LOVE this!

  4. Great bracelet. I love the kumihimo braid in it. I just got my book and am loving it. Getting so much inspiration from it.

  5. Completely EXCELENT!! I love designing for horse people!