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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

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beaded memory wire rings

I whipped these up last night by threading size 15 seed beads (colour: heather mix) onto memory wire rings. I superglued the first and last bead onto the wire and that’s it! Memory wire is great – the resulting rings are adjustable to any size finger.

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