Friday 14 November 2014

Recently the lovely folks at endlessleather contacted me to ask if I would like to make something using their products. They sell leather cords, beads, charms, clasps and all the goodies you would need to make some lovely jewellery. I agreed on the proviso that I would make something using a cord I sourced myself, as I do not wear leather.

I browsed through their website and totally fell in love with their murano bead selection. They have a beautiful range of colours, and I decided I wanted to make something somewhat mermaidy because of the greens and blues in their range.

The beads I picked are all from the gold/siver foiled murano range. Aren't the colours just lovely? The mix of blues and greens inspired the mermaidy sort of theme, and the pale pink and very light blue just worked together to be more 'me'.

For the fastening on the bracelet, I wanted to go for something a little different to make more of a feature of it. I picked the silver closure with end cups. Isn't it fab? I love the big ring so much.

The finished piece! I grabbed a cheap pleather cord from ebay in a light blue, and made sure I bought more than I needed, as I liked the idea of being able to wrap the bracelet around my wrist a few times, and I am really pleased I did!

And some close ups of the bracelet. I am really happy with it. The beads are just stunning and I love the unusual clasp. The only problem I have had with putting the bracelet together was gluing the cord into the closure. For some reason the glue just won't set, so I think I'm going to use contact adhesive to make it never goes anywhere!

Thank you so much to Endless Leather for sending me the beads and clasps. I really want to make more jewellery and you have inspired me.

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx

endlessleather sent me the above products free of charge. In no way has this affected my review of them or this blog post.