Watch Bracelet & Right Angle Weave – Jewellery Workshop

 

The watches made at the workshop

 

Here we are making the watch bracelet, I'm the one doing the odd dance round the table
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
These are the right angle weave bracelets look how much variation you can get using different beads, the green and the dark one used lots of cube beads to good effect.
 
We had a lovely busy day getting creative!  The ladies came from far and wide, Helen all the way from Fife!  and Sheila from Pontefract, as well as others from Lichfield, Burton and Matlock.
We started the day with coffee and biscuits, then Pauline started us off learning how to do the right angle weave.  We then spent a while browsing the selection of seed beads to choose the colour and style we wanted to try.
We started our designs, we were all quiet for a few minutes, except when we realised we’d gone wrong already, very soon we were all getting into the rhythm, and started chatting.  Catching up with those we already knew and getting to know others.
I got the kettle on while Pauline was helping people and served the coffee with lemon cake made by Pauline and Brownies made by me.
You can see more of Pauline’s work on her website www.paulinefitzpartick.co.uk
After lunch I demonstrated the making of the watch bracelet, using wire wrapped loops, and we again spent some time choosing beads for our designs, here’s Sheila’s selection.
 
Sheila's Beads
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Various designs were made, some chose to use tiger tail, rather than making links.  Sheila opted for a double wrap with some lovely loops and interesting wire wrap detail.
Then we had more tea and cake, and we got everything finished off, wrapped in tissue and pretty voile bags, ready to take home.  Everyone talked about which of our workshops they would like to come to next, more beading, crocheting with wire, what do you fancy trying?
 
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