Sunday, June 8, 2008

Green Apple Ripple Cuff Bracelet

This is the first Ripple bracelet I made. It now belongs to my friend, because in the learning/design curve it came out quite a bit smaller in length than I wanted. It crinkles up after you get most of the edges on with the peyote stitch, so it comes out shorter than you want it. I made a couple of changes between the first one one (the top photo) and the 2nd Apple green one, like: Number of herringbone rows, amount of edging, shape of size 11 beads. I think I like the first one better, what's your opinion, please, which cuff do you like better?



This is a new design. I call this one Green Apple Ripple Cuff. The base is Herringbone stitch with 2 different size beads, and the sides are a peyote starting with size 8's and then a few rows of 2 drop with 11's to make the ripple. It's pretty fun to do. I will probably make a couple more in the near future.


22 comments:

Enchanted Beads said...

You are so creative! I love the shades of green you used. Let me know when it is in your shop, it will be one of my favorites!
ileana

Carol Dean said...

Ann, I can't begin to express how fantastic this piece is!! I absolutely adore it!!!!!!!!! Is this your original design??? WOW. Congratulations on a job very well done :)

:-) MaryLou said...

Ann - It's great! It's such an unusual design, with that wavy edge. The colors are great, too. I'm gaining a whole new appreciation for the color green. :-)

Regal Beads said...

this is simply lovely!

Marlaine said...

As soon as I saw it and saw the word ripple in it's name, all I could think about is one in Neopolitan like the ice cream. It's beautiful!

thebeadedlily said...

Beautiful piece, brilliant design!

Anna said...

I really like the texture the different stitches create! It's really pretty (love the apple green!)!

Melody said...

Wow, that's wonderful! Organic and inspired.

Dawn N said...

It's very pretty. I really like the ripples. The button is the perfect match too.

retrothreads said...

I'm fascinated by how you "engineered" your new design. Then you chose my current color obsession...how could I not love it !

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Oh, I love the bracelet. It has such pretty ruffles and the color becomes it.

thebeadedlily said...

I love the color of the bronze, but the pattern on the apple. Great job!

Carol Dean said...

I really like both...one seems less "frilly" than the other. I think you have two different designs here and they both work really well. The apple green one would be fun in pink and gold, while the bronze one would work really well in black and red. Just my 2 cents.

:-) MaryLou said...

I like them both, but I think I like the apple green one because the edges are less ripply. That, and the green really shines! :-)

triz said...

This is just wonderful!!!!! wow!

Amber Leilani said...

i think they are both lovely. i like the apple green color personally. the texture of the weave just draws your eye in. very unique. i love them!

adina said...

They are both amazing! You are very talented! I love them both!!

Marlaine said...

I like the colours in the top one best. The darker one. It seems to have more depth.

Julie said...

Oooo - love the bright green one - very nice bracelets! Well done!

Smadar's Treasure said...

They are bothe very beautiful! nice colors!

Smadar

Meg said...

beautiful!

staplegunrabbit said...

I agree with Carol Dean and her two cents. Also, with the variation, you could write a magazine article. The piece is very striking in both color schemes. Personally, I like the first one better.

Tamara