|A few Bohemian Wrap bracelets by Kate Parsons|
It's funny how the bracelet style burst onto the scene about six months ago. I'm not used to noticing jewelry or beading trends, but this one definitely caught my attention. Perhaps because they remind me of the twined friendship bracelets. I used to make gobs of those to wear and share, back in high school and college. With its twinned cord and knotted loop closure, these little darlings have that 'make and share' feel. They're also a great way to show off your beads.
|Closeup of a double wrap bracelet with hematite spheres and squares by Kate Parsons|
These bracelets are rather difficult to photograph when looped into their bracelet shape if they're not actually on a wrist. Speaking of wrists, I wish I'd gotten a good photo of the three-wrap bracelet Kate was wearing! She'd used crystals ($30 worth!), shading from a brilliant turquoise to a rich chocolatey brown. The result was both grounded and stunning, combining the flash and sparkle of the crystal with the more urban vibe of the cording to create a piece you could wear every day, also suitable for a night on the town.
|Kate Parson demonstrating the starting technique|
|Kate, using a clipboard to maintain tension|
|Shirley, going for extra credit|
This would be a good technique to combine with tv watching.