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autumn bracelet

October’s whiplash theme is Accessories; a really broad theme with a lot of scope. I have been crocheting a lot recently, so I reluctantly (but only temporarily!) put my crochet hook down and decided to go with a different craft this month.

Autumn has always been my favourite season. My birthday is in October, and I love the colours of autumn. Especially since I moved to Canada, the ‘fall’ colours are something I look forward to every year. I decided to make a bracelet with all my favourite autumn elements, so I’d have a little piece of autumn to keep with me all year round.

I made seven signature beads from FIMO polymer clay: a crisp red apple, a bunch of purple grapes, a deep pink rose, a glossy acorn, a pumpkin, an ear of corn, and a red leaf (for scale, the acorn is exactly 1cm tall).

polymer clay apple bead polymer clay grapes bead polymer clay rose bead
polymer clay acorn bead polymer clay pumpkin bead polymer clay corn bead
polymer clay leaf bead

After baking and varnishing them, I glued a bugle bead through the hole in each polymer clay bead for added strength and to give each bead the same width. I strung them on Stretch Magic bead cord with golden bugle beads to space them out and amber coloured glass beads as accents. Here is the finished bracelet (click to see a bigger version):

FIMO polymer clay autumn themed bracelet

UPDATE: Here’s a photo of the bracelet in use!

polymer clay autumn bracelet

4 Comments »

  1. Jodi said

    Ooh, that’s gorgeous! I envy your modelling abilities, I was thinking the same thing while looking through your gallery. Dawn gave me the link to your blog as I’m a crafty person too (and also have a bit of a crochet addiction at the moment) but that’s a skill I’ve never really had and always wished I did!

  2. Kari said

    Wow! I totally envy your MAD FIMO skills! You’re awesome, all of the little beads are so detailed – they’re incredible!!! I can’t even pick one favorite they’re so good! The rose is amazing, and I LOVE the pumpkin, but the apple’s so great, too! LOL Awesome job, I love it!

  3. Hanna said

    Wow, all of your little creations looks so cute, I adore the acorn and the pumkin, really gives an October autumn feeling. Very nice work!

  4. Mark said

    Absolutely brilliant! The detail is superb – and I love Autumn too btw!

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