4.21.2012

Wrapped, Stacked & Layered Bracelet Challenge

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Wrapped, Stacked & Layered Bracelets: Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry)

Tracy Statler over at Make Bracelets has a cool challenge unfolding today. A group of jewelry designers have come up with new bracelet designs that can be wrapped, stacked and layered to make something totally unique.


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Daily Devotion, Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry): sterling silver chain, carnelian, peruvian opal, and aquamarine

For the challenge I decided to make one long strand that can double as both a necklace and a wrapped bracelet. I chose the complimentary colors of fiery red-orange carnelians and soothing blue-green Peruvian opals and aquamarines. I also integrated a couple different textures using wire wrapping techniques, silk cord knotting between the carnelians, and large chunky sterling silver chain.


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Daily Devotion, Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry): sterling silver chain, carnelian, peruvian opal, and aquamarine

This bracelet allows for three wraps around your wrist, and I love how the design spins around to create different looks. I like it alone or with other bracelets.


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Daily Devotion, Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry): sterling silver chain, carnelian, peruvian opal, and aquamarine

I'm intrigued by the idea that it's a complete circle, and this was one of my design challenges. Can I make something that slips over my head and my wrist without a clasp? It is a bit of a tight squeeze over my wrist and head, so I'm thinking I might add a clasp to make it easier to wear in the future or see if I can add one more layer to the wrap.

Be sure to head over to Tracy Statler's blog to see more design inspiration for the Wrapped, Stacked & Layered Bracelet Challenge and check out other participants in this blog hop by clicking on the links below:

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful, I love multi-functinal pieces.

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  2. Love the idea of no clasp, always so much easier when I don't have to worry about how I'll get it on by myself. I love the silver chain and stones. That first pic is amazing. Love the layering!

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  3. oh my, this is beautiful! it flows so perfectly and looks very comfortable. anything with carnelian instantly draws me in.

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  4. Hey Beth! Love your wrap bracelet/necklace and your awesome wrist shot! Not easy to pull that off - which is why I stick to photographing the stacks. I just can't make my wrist look cool like that. The hand in the jeans pocket is always the best way to go! Your colors are really pretty for summer, Thanks for playing!

    Tracy

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  5. WHat a great stack! I love the idea of a wrapped bracelet that can also be worn as a necklace. I have been playing with that form lately too! Beautiful colors and materials Miss Beth! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  6. Beth, you have inspired me!! What a great idea to make a necklace or bracelet a multipurpose piece of jewelry!!! Have a wonderful day!

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  7. Terrific! Very cool that this is a necklace or a three strand bracelet...love when pieces have so much versatility!!

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    1. Thanks so much for digging the duplicity of this piece!! Hope you have a great week. xoxo Beth

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  8. Loved reading about your process in this design and flexibility of this piece. Great colors and textures, too. Love it!

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    1. Thanks Lynda for enjoying the design process I went through! It's wonderful to visit with you today :)

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  9. how in the world did i miss this?
    beth - yours are incredibly beautiful, stylish and just so you...
    watch out, you could end up getting asked to make them if you start wearing that out!
    i have a list a mile long to accomplish - but now all i want to do is go down to my space and do this!
    thanks -

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  10. I love that you made a single piece to wrap multiple times, beautiful combo that you are wearing in the first shot

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  11. I'm in love with your arm collection!
    And I really like the continuous design with the mix of chain and stones. Your designs are always so clean and simple - I like that.

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  12. I like the idea of wrapping it and also having it long enough to wear as a bracelet. I may just try one like that!

    Plus the colors/stones you worked with look good with the patina-ed silver chain.

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  13. Beautiful! I love how your wrap bracelet looks stacked on your wrist in the first pic! Bracelets that double as necklaces are my fave. I have yet to master it on my own wrist and neck as my wrist is small/medium and my neck is on the bigger side.

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  14. What a great idea. I love the silver and the bright red and cool white together.

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    1. Thanks Sandra for stopping by and checking out this design!!

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  16. The first thing that stuck me was the colors of the beads you chose. Stunning and the sterling chain is perfect.

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    1. Thanks Jeannie for loving this color combination! It's something I seem to keep repeating :) Have a great week.

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  17. Love the clean, elegant look of your silver chain and wrapped beads. They add such a nice element to your stack. Beautiful!!

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  18. I am loving this trend of bracelet/necklaces!

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  19. Beautiful! I love the punch of color the red carnelian brings to this piece. How clever to make it work as a bracelet or necklace!

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  20. I love the wrist shot also. Those colors are electric but at the same time calming. Just beautiful!

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  21. Pretty pretty pretty. I love the first picture with them together on your wrist. Great stack!

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  22. love you bracelets .... the chain is such a great addition and I love that it works as a necklace too! Colors are beautiful too! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for enjoying the choice in chain! I don't use that one often but it spoke to me.

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  23. Simply elegant and very wearable.
    I love your combination of stones and colors, it's very creative.

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    1. Thanks so much for loving this combination of stones, Cathie!

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  24. I love, love, love this....especially the idea of the long necklace/bracelet wrap!

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  25. Beth, oh goodness...I am just loving this bracelet. It's gorgeous, serene and just beautiful!

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  26. yummy! I LOVE red! The bracelet is so pretty and chic!

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  27. I love that this is a 'double-agent'!! So pretty! And, the hand knotted red beads are so rich looking - they just pop! Gorgeous chain, too and the first picture w/them all stacked together is awesome!!

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    1. Thanks so much for enjoying all the choices that went into making this bracelet!

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  28. What a brillant idea! I love that you could wear it as a necklace or bracelet!

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  29. I really like the idea of a multi-use piece of jewelry. I've also made a few necklaces that could double as bracelets. Yours is fabulous though. In fact, I really like your whole stack. there's just something so earthy and natural about it that really appeals to me. It's lovely.

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  30. I love the bracelet/necklace that you made, I love your style and the use of a chain in your jewelry, I made a few necklaces combining a chain in the design but not as successful as yours :) well done

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    1. Thanks so much for loving this design, Miri!

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    2. Serene, elegant and visually exciting-- all at the same time! How do you do it?

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  31. I love the bracelets! I wondered if there was a clasp! I was saying, oh that can be a necklace too! And it was! Love it - very serene!

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