Saturday, April 21, 2012

Wrapped, Stacked & Layered Challenge and Blog Hop...Finally!

Well, better late than never!  I apologize for posting so late on this challenge...things just got away from me as I had some family obligations and appointments that had to take priority.  It is still officially blog hop day, however!

Tracy Statler of MakeBracelets came up with this challenge...make a collection of bracelets..stacked, wrapped and layered!  You could incorporate existing bracelets that you did or did not make, but were required to come up with at least 2 new bracelets for a minimum of 3 in a stack.

This was a fun challenge..I like making bracelets!

Here are mine...


and individually...


Hammered copper bangle with a solder, brass and copper daisy focal that has been riveted on.



Hammered copper bangle with a swirly focal point embellished with more Czech glass. I made this bracelet last year as sort of an experiment and liked it.  I wear it all the time.


Hammered copper with Czech glass beads...sort of bracelet-bangle or "brangle"!



Last but not least, and sort of a departure from the other 3, a monochromatic bracelet featuring my torch-fired enamel pieces, Czech glass, lots of copper and a cute magnetic clasp.



I also made this heavy copper rolo chain bracelet with one of my torch-fired enamel beads, but for some reason I didn't like it with the bangles...but it sort of works it looks okay with the red bracelet as a 2-piece stack.




The 3 bangles work as a group...


One last photo of everything!



Thanks Tracy, for coming up with this fun challenge/blog hop!  If you haven't already, go and see what beauties other participants created!

makebraceletsblog.com
ahteesblog.blogspot.com
songbeads.blogspot.com
sadafulee.blogspot.com
beadlolabead.blogspot.com
stringsattachedcindi.blogspot.com
carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
cathiecarroll.blogspot.com
pinterest.com/chrisdeweerd
beatnheart.blogspot.com

storiestheytell.blogspot.com
tellyourgirlfriends.com
mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com
copperdiem.blogspot.com
copperpennydesigns.blogspot.com
greenshoot.blogspot.com
twentytwelve-mmxii.blogspot.com
delle56.blogspot.com
elizabeth-marengoalhajas.blogspot.com
treasures-found.blogspot.com

erinsiegeljewelry.blogspot.com
ferrarioriginalsyahoocom.blogspot.com
facebook.com/handcraftedserenity
PaisleyDesignStudios.com
pixiloo.blogspot.com
hintjewelry.blogspot.com
silverrosedesigns.blogspot.com
daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.com
jazzierich.blogspot.com
site.jkdjewelry.com/blog

jeanetteblix.com
glassaddictions.com
jerrisjems.com
howienjoylife7997.blogspot.com
overthemoon-design.com
katerichbourg.com
pinterest.com/kk0725/stack-it-up-bracelets/
kimmykats.com
kymhunterdesigns.blogspot.com
lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com

lelamccracken.blogspot.com
etsy.com/shop/goingtribal
inspiredadonments.blogspot.com
lorelei1141.blogspot.com
freshbakeddesigns.wordpress.com
lindysdesigns.blogspot.com
maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com
maureenmeanswell.blogspot.com
maybejustperhaps.blogspot.com
beadrecipes.wordpress.com

tekaandzoe.blogspot.com
miri100.blogspot.com
melissameman.blogspot.com
kenshostudio.com
beadingbymalindekoning.blogspot.com
havanabeads.blogspot.com
eclecticteaenshrinements.blogspot.com
roxidesigns.blogspot.com
stefaniessammelsurium.blogspot.com
thestudiosublime.com

sandivolpe.com
sharondriscoll.blogspot.com
sedillohillstudio.blogspot.com
sunshinebliss.com
sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com
MiShelDesigns.com
aujourlejour-shelly.blogspot.com
blueberrycrazy.deviantart.com/gallery
uniqueboutique-creativetouch.blogspot.com
starhitchedwagon.blogspot.com

terrabeadworks.com
theresestreasures59.blogspot.com
sweetbeadstudio.com (you are here!)
missyrappaport.blogspot.com
mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com
fredbeansnook.com/blog


25 comments:

  1. Melissa,
    Love your bracelets they are all very pretty.
    Therese

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  2. Love that copper focal. Beautifully done and looks great with all your other amazing bracelets

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  3. Lovely work! They all go beautifully together!
    P.S. Every time I visit your blog I think how beautiful the bracelet in your header is!

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  4. Love your copper work Melissa!! The bracelets make a wonderful stack. Thank you for featuring each on so we can see all the great details.

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  5. Stacked metal bracelets, can it get any better than that??!! Love!

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  6. Melissa, your bracelets are lovely and stack together wonderfully! I love the brass and copper flower focal and the enameled beads are so vibrant!

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  7. So unique as always Melissa! I especially love the hammered copper bangle with the swirl and that soldered daisy, great focals!

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  8. Though I love the look of the copper bangles I am left with this strong feeling that it may hurt the hand eventually...what about the comfort value of that?

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    1. they are very comfortable!

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  9. So pretty Melissa. Worth the wait! all of them are great! I really love the soldered daisy bangle. Wow. So cute!

    Tracy

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  10. Yummy!!! I absolutely adore the red enamel - just speaks to me - great collection!

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  11. Love your colors and textures ... your copper work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Worth the wait. Love all the copper and enamel you used. The bangle with the fancy swirl is one of my favorites and I absolutely love red. Did you enamel your own beads. Great job.

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  13. Melissa, it was a real treat to finally get to visit your blog. We were in PA for a quick over night trip..and I thought of you as we drove through Frederick going and coming home! :-)
    Your bracelet collection is so beautiful! I love how you combined both metal work and enamels. My favorite is the wire bangle with the soldered daisy focal - the workmanship on this piece is perfection! :-)

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  14. This was such a fun challenge. Somehow I didn't hear about it until the hopping started, but I'm having a great time jumping around to all the participating blogs and checking out the stacks. Yours is spectacular. It's not what I would have envisioned in a bracelet stack, but that's what I like about it. All of your bracelets are really neat. I especially like the daisy one and the swirly focal one, but they're all great!

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  15. Melissa, what lovely stacks you've got! I can't tell which bracelet I like more...but honestly, with your work, I'm not surprised at all! Just gorgeous.

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  16. I think that sunflower one is so great. The texture and patina. Would work with everything! The swirl is fun too. Great stack! Enjoy the day! Erin

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  17. "Brangle" love it! Love EVERYTHING, but especially the copper swirly one.

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  18. Each one is a beautiful work of art but together they really make a wonderful stack. Great work!
    Terra Beadworks

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  19. Wow - that bangle w/the flower that's been riveted - oh my!! I love that one! All of them are great and they looks so cool stacked together!!

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  20. The hammered copper bangles are fantastic, love them! And they all go really well together!

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  21. Love the hammered copper bangle with the group of beads! It's stunning. Great combination of colors and textures in your grouping. xoxo Beth

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  22. These are amazing, Melissa. I love making bracelets too! They're my favorite things to make! Your work is gorgeous!!!

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  23. I'm finally making my way down the list. What lovely bangles! I particularly like your handmade copper bangles!

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