Well what did you think I meant?
This is a 10 bead twisted bracelet using the trollbeads black leather bracelet, I've mixed an artisan matched set of 5 glass beads, with a similar artisan unique, Trollbeads Purple Wave (production bead) and 3 Trollbeads Python Uniques.
I've posted a tutorial blog on this before, but a quick recap on how to create this look is below:
|Place 5 beads on each strand - in a group of 2 then 3,|
and reversed on the other strand, 3 then 2
so you have 5 in each batch as shown above.
|Attach a lock to the small ends, and twist it around|
until you've created a pattern as above.
The next stage can be a bit tricky as you put the bracelet on, wrap around your wrist twice, I do mine up by using the bracelet to hold the thick end with the holes underneath it whilst I attached the lock. Once secured I pop the lock under twists to make it fit snugly, shown on the photo below left.
This leaves you with 2 twisted groups as shown below on the right.
Then once you've got to this stage, it's a case of pushing the 2 groups together and arranging them to suit, and for comfort and you're good to go.
With leather bracelets, unlike wearing silver bracelets or bangles, you place your beads on, but you have to do the "arranging" once it's on your wrist to create the final effect. It takes a bit more effort to look casual sometimes!
What do you think? Do you like the leather look?
Worth the effort or too fiddly for you?