When I was trying to think of a name for this bracelet, what popped into my mind was what I thought was the beginning of a poem, something about summer and green and gold. (Have you noticed that I’ve been trying to be more lyrical in my project names lately?)
Naturally, I turned to the Google machine for help, and naturally, found I was way off. Here’s the Robert Frost poem I’d been thinking of:
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leafs a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
A beautiful poem, but after all that, I’m still sticking with “Summer’s Green & Gold” for the bracelet. 🙂
In the video I give some tips for designing with chunky/irregular shaped beads. I love the combination of the different shades of green with all the bright gold filled beads and findings. It really does make me think of a day in early summer.
Tools & Materials:
- 5-6 chunky stone beads
- 3 gold-plated brass, 12mm brushed puffed flat rounds
- 4 8mm Gold Filled Round Beads
- 4 4mm Gold Filled Round Stardust Beads
- 1 6mm Olive Jade Round Bead
- toggle clasp
- bead stringing wire
- 4 crimps
- 2 wire protectors
- 1 head pin
- crimping pliers or One Step Crimper
- wire cutters
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the Summer’s Green & Gold Bracelet Video Tutorial at YouTube.