8.14.2011

pretty braided necklaces + braided jewelry inspiration


I am a braid-o-maniac! I have been braiding things like it's going on of style (which I hope it isn't because I'm having too much fun). Braids all the rage these days ... from hair to jewelry to accessories I see braids everywhere! I jumped on the braid train and created some pretty Soft Flex Wire braided necklaces. All three use the same technique - braiding 3 colors of .019 Soft Flex Wire with beads - yet, each one has it's own personality. 


Subtle beauty can be seen with the spinel, copper and antique brass design, there is a fresh beach vibe with the turquoise blue topaz, tanzanite and white quartz design and the bone, yellow lemon topaz and bronze design is given a touch of opulence with topaz crystals.

To have your own fun with braids check out these inspiring tutorials I am sharing over at Soft Flex Company's blog. Hope you'll hop on over and check them out!

4 comments:

rajns (carolyn) said...

These necklaces are too cute! The 3 colors of wire add such a great set of colors to the beads!

Kristen (Creative Stash) said...

Thanks Carolyn! I'm glad the colors come through the photos nicely. They look so sweet on, I need to learn how to take photos of them on a neck ... so tough!

Alissa said...

I like these! They have a dewdrop sort of feel to them. Visiting from CED :)
Alissa

Kristen (Creative Stash) said...

Alissa, dewdrop - that is a perfect way to describe them! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Happy creating. xoxo