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Freebie Friday, Aug. 31, 2007

Filed under: Announcements,Contests — folkcat at 11:38 am on Friday, August 31, 2007

Hi there, and welcome to the First Folkcat Freebie Friday!

Each week, I hope to give away something crafty. It could be:

  • Something I made
  • Supplies to make something yourself
  • A crafty book, or
  • Any combination of the above.

This week, the offering is a handmade beaded bracelet. I made this at least 3 years ago, but it’s never been worn. It was offered for sale in my bead store, but never found the right buyer.

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Double Layer Netted Bracelet

The pattern is the Double Layer Netted Bracelet, from the book Netted Beadwork by Diane Fitzgerald. I used Czech and Japanese 11/o seed beads. The colors are various shades of blue, transparent, and transparent silver-lined.

Double Layer Netted Bracelet - Closure

The clasp is a button-and-loop closure. The buttons are a faux opal that I’ve had in my stash for years, ever since a huge sale at a fabric store in Syracuse at least twenty years ago.

Double Layer Netted Bracelet Measurement

Why don’t I just keep it myself? I’ve mentioned before I’m a large woman. When I made bracelets for sale in the store, I never made them to fit me, because they’d just fall off most women’s wrists. So this Double Layer Netted Bracelet measures only 7″ long – suitable for most, but too tiny by at least an inch for me.

What does your wrist measure? Would the Double Layer Netted Bracelet fit you? Would you like to have it for your very own jewelry box? Just comment to this post, and it could be yours!

The rules, as always, are simple:

  • Enter by commenting to the contest post before the date and time specified. This week, because of the Monday holiday, we’ll give you until noon (Eastern time) on Tuesday, Sept. 4th, 2007. Only one entry per person for commenting.
  • Earn a second entry by posting about the contest on your own blog, and linking to this post. E-mail me at fiber AT folkcatart DOT com to tell me you’ve done so. Don’t forget to post soon enough that your own readers have a chance to join in the fun!
  • Have you won a prize at Crafting Jen before? No worries, you can enter again!
  • The winner will be chosen by a random drawing from all entries received before the deadline.
  • I’ll announce the winner on the blog on Tuesday, and will also e-mail them for their mailing address.

That’s all for the moment. I’ll post later in the day about my knitting last night – I seem to have found a groove that spares my hands, and is a true joy to work on. Stay tuned for progress pics!

11 Comments

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August 31, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

[…] I’m going to declare Monday a blogging holiday, both here and on Shopping Jen. Until then, I hope you have a great weekend. And don’t forget to enter the new giveaway! […]

Comment by Sara Fail

August 31, 2007 @ 8:29 pm

Absolutely gorgeous; I LOVE the color combination, too! Alas, it is too small for me, BUT I’m going to post about your giveaway on my beading blog (linked in my name, here; I usually link to my other crafting blog).

You are kind and generous. I’ve actually had a box of stuff sitting in front of my CPU for awhile, that I’ve been meaning to give away. I believe I’ll post my giveaways the day after yours end, so it’ll make it a week of fun, plus not pull away from yours (I hope I’m not violating ettiquette here; I think you know I write more impulsively than planned out, anyway.)

I don’t know if I’ll have one every week, but semi-regularly.

This bracelet is going to look beautiful on whomever wins it!

Comment by Liz Delisi

September 1, 2007 @ 9:20 am

Wouldn’t fit me either…but it’s lovely, Jen. Very intricate!

Comment by Sara

September 1, 2007 @ 2:28 pm

Since that is like one of my new favorite colors that I am going to try and win it. Plus I just measured my wrist and it will fit!!!! ­čÖé

It is very pretty – I enlarged the photo to look at all the different beads and really liked them all…

Comment by Leesa

September 2, 2007 @ 6:46 pm

Oooooh, beautiful bracelet! Please put me in for the drawing too… :^)

Comment by Tina

September 2, 2007 @ 10:19 pm

I found your site by linking thru… I don’t have a blog .. But would love to have a chance at winning this beautiful bracelet.
I hope it is okay to put me into the draw.

Comment by amber

September 3, 2007 @ 12:13 pm

Absdolutely gorgeous and would fit:) I used to bead until my RA became too painful now I knit:))
amber

Comment by Carrie

September 3, 2007 @ 8:29 pm

It’s just lovely.

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September 6, 2007 @ 6:04 pm

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Comment by Sarah

September 6, 2007 @ 10:51 pm

I know I’m too late for the giveaway but I thought I could put my $.02 in on the what to give, I say combo it and surprise ­čśÇ

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September 14, 2007 @ 7:09 pm

[…] Another thing that has travelled far and beyond is the bracelet i won some time ago. […]

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