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Freebie Friday – Beaded Bracelet!

Filed under: Beading - Confessions of a Chantraphile,Contests — folkcat at 2:24 pm on Friday, October 19, 2007

It’s time for Freebie Friday again – and this one’s open to international entries – Yay!

How about another handbeaded bracelet?

RAW Bracelet, Purple, Pink, & Green

This is a bracelet made of glass beads – seed beads and 4mm round beads – using a stitch called Right-Angle Weave. Right-Angle Weave (RAW) is a needle-and-thread technique. The seed beads in this bracelet are first stitched together to make a base band with RAW, then the round beads are added on top as an embellishment.

The bracelet is a generous 8 1/4″ long – I sized it to fit my own wrist. I’m giving it away, though, because as much as I enjoyed making jewelry, I never wear any.

The colors are non-traditional. The seed bead base is made of lavender-colored 11/o’s, with a pearl finish. The 4mm round glass beads on top are a 50/50 mix of a peridot AB finish (Aurora Borealis), and a fuschia-lined blue (clear blue bead with a pink lining in the hole). The overall effect is bright, fresh, and funky. The colors are fairly true in these photographs.

RAW Bracelet Clasp

It fastens with a magnet clasp, making it very easy to put on your wrist – just get the ends close to each other and they’ll snap shut. If you win, though, wear the bracelet with caution – although reasonably strong, the magnets can pull open if the bracelet catches on something like a purse strap or the edge of a pocket.

Would you like this bracelet to be yours? Here’s how!

  • All readers are eligible for entry to this drawing, including international mailing addresses.
  • Enter by commenting to the contest post before Noon, Eastern Time, on Monday, October 22nd. 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 Monday, and will also e-mail them for their mailing address.

Good luck to everyone who enters, and have a great weekend!


Comment by Carol

October 19, 2007 @ 6:59 pm

Ooooh! Ooooooh! Pretty! me want!

Comment by Tina

October 19, 2007 @ 8:06 pm

I love this, but it wouldn’t fit my wrist. That is one body part that didn’t enlarge with age..lol… It is beautiful. I would love to be able to make these.. I have tried beading but not so good at it.. Good luck to the winner.

Comment by sarebear

October 19, 2007 @ 10:42 pm

That’ll fit me for sure! I’m in!

I’ve got a major post going up, which I want to be the top post for awhile, but depending on response to that I may get one up about your giveaway too.

It’s a creative challenge rather broad scope with a focused starting point that is an idea I’ve had for awhile.

Then again, maybe it’s just odd, but I’m a curious person. 😉

These colors are unconventional for me, but I’ve been getting more daring (with wrist jewelry anyway) in the last couple of years.

Comment by Sara

October 20, 2007 @ 10:42 am

Hi, Jen! It is a beautiful bracelet…but, it won’t fit me…so, I’ll pass for it to go to someone it will fit.

But, I wanted to say that you make beautiful jewwlry!!!

Comment by brendadada

October 20, 2007 @ 11:57 am

Gosh, what a great idea! My blog is new, but when I get any readers, I’ll definitely do something like this, it’s marvellous.

Will now go and see if my trackback system works. 🙂

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October 20, 2007 @ 12:15 pm

[…] Since I can’t see why Hemingway isn’t editable from indoors, as it were, I’m going to start adding the week’s best links as a post every weekend, instead of code wrangling my delicio.us knitting tags to do it. Should work okay, I think? Crafting Jen’s Freebie Friday: what a great idea this is! I’ll do it when I have more than two readers. […]

Comment by brendadada

October 20, 2007 @ 12:54 pm

Oh marvellous, it worked! 🙂

Comment by FemaleWriter

October 21, 2007 @ 5:35 am

Oh. I LOVE that. I would really love to have it. I think that would make a great Christmas present for someone. And we live close enough that you could probably save on postage…lol.

Anyway, Sable is a beautiful girl. I hope she is doing better. I hope Lola isn’t too lonely. I thought if Ray was a little more social than he is, we could have him neutered and he could join one of your girls. But he seems to do well alone and isn’t much for coming out of his cage. Anyway, I hope your girls are doing well.

Other than wanting your Freebie Friday beaded bracelet, I hope you and your little family are having a great weekend.

Take Care!


Comment by Elizabeth Delisi

October 21, 2007 @ 10:26 am

It’s a lovely bracelet. And you made it, right? You should take credit where credit is due. 🙂 I haven’t done much beading with seed beads…but the technique sounds interesting.


Comment by Riohnna

October 21, 2007 @ 1:29 pm

This is a gorgeous bracelet! You know, if it won’t fit your wrist, it would make for an excellent anklet!!!

Comment by Christina

October 21, 2007 @ 2:04 pm

Woohoo, I made it in time to enter the contest!

Comment by Anne

October 21, 2007 @ 11:33 pm

oh, gorgeous! In another life I’ll have time to bead …

Comment by Sharon

October 22, 2007 @ 2:21 am

It’s a stunning bracelet, and I definitely want my name in the draw! Pity that it’s a bit too late to show this contest on my blog, or I would have done so in a flash.

Comment by allena

October 22, 2007 @ 10:05 am

that is beautiful!

Comment by Elspeth

October 23, 2007 @ 2:21 pm

Gorgeous! I love your work!

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