Well sort of. She didn't ask for it but I am doing it anyway. I happened across a bit of extra funds and I completely fell in love with this tutorial so you know I HAD to have it. The Perfect Evening Earrings. ( go ahead and check it out I'll wait........*tapping feet*......) Did you buy it? Well you totally should! Now as you saw this tutorial is for earrings but when Nancy posted a bracelet of these I was hooked (line and sinker too). So why not make both? Well this is the part where I tell you that you can never ever have enough rivolis! I had purchased these stunning silk rivolis at Artbeads and been hoarding them for a while now. Unfortunately no one carries them (at least that I can find) in 12 mm anymore so I can't even direct you to a picture or place to buy them. So I started with the first element and decided that working towards the bracelet would be my first goal.
Here is my Perfect Silk and Denim Bracelet
Ain't it just tooooooo purdy!!!!!!
Nancy's instructions are completely fail proof. If you follow them you will create such a work of art and amaze yourself with the finished product. I did need to make a few adjustments to create the bracelet but like I said if you follow her lead you can easily add your own style or preference without fail. This is actually the third of her tutorials that I have worked with and first I want you to know that with all the pictures and hints she gives in each of them I was not confused once (unless I read too fast because once I got going I just get too excited.) I can also tell you that this and her other patterns are kept in a special go to place in my folder for inspiration and I will be making a set of earrings as soon as I find the rivoli's again. How great is it that we are so lucky to have tutorials from artist's that really want you to succeed and explore? I will tell you that Nancy is not only one heck of an artist but she backs that up with a true desire to see others grow. What a great supporter of all of us she is. I hope I have A- convinced you to go and get this pattern because you know you are hoarding rivoli's too (or at least want to) and B-done Nancy proud!
Now don't you all worry this is only the first of the three posts you all voted for. I stretched my tipsy beading a week apart and now I am totally trying to remember what exactly I should or shouldn't tell you all about.
Hugs and Blessings
PS Someone should really tell spell check that Rivoli really is a word! Just sayin!