|Funky Leopard Print Shell Beads|
One of the good things about having taken some time off from craft blogging, is that there are a fair number of things to catch up on updating. As I am unlikely to want too many animal print things for the Christmas Tree (though there are a few exceptions!), I though these beads would work up nicely into bracelets.
These beads are made of shell, and they have a lovely smooth finish and are cool on the skin. The bracelets are just strung on stretchable beading cord so they are easy wearing and pop on and off. I have pretty sensitive allergies to most metals, so I try whenever possible to avoid clasps.
For the ideal sizing, I found that it worked best with a complimentary smaller shell bead, and I like the little difference that it makes. A little bit more designed looking is the result, but it really was driven by requirement - doesn`t a lot of design happen that way?
The animal print beads come in a wide variety of colours, and I think I have most of them. I was pretty happy with this bracelet, so I made up all the variations - and I quite like the look of mixing and matching them.
Matching papers and into the cello bags they go, and these bracelets are packaged and ready to go.