Thursday, June 13, 2013

Tone on Tone :: with Lesley Watt's Design

I have been wanting to try my hand at Lesley's tutorial that she calls Double Strand Seed Bead and Jump Ring Bracelet. I saw this posted months ago back on her blog and thought what a fantastically simple, and elegant design. 

So many other projects got in the way, but I finally gave it a go. I've been wanting to use these beautiful shank buttons with a 4 leaf pattern, which I think have sort of a Celtic feel to them. The background in the button is coppery brown, so I pulled out copper jump rings. And just to accentuate the pattern I played the copper off alternating white crystals to really show them off.

I've been experimenting lately with tone on tone pieces that let the pattern really be the star. And I have to say that I am quite happy with the elegant, subtle color of this one. Anyone else playing with tone on tone lately?

17 comments:

Christine Altmiller said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love Lesley's pattern and the color/bead choices you made. It is a perfect piece all around. I am embarrassed to admit that I bought the supplies for this tutorial last July...have yet to try it. I am thinking this will be a great first-days-of-summer project with the girls...the three of us can learn together. Tone-on-Tone...LOVE the look, but I can never quite figure out how to do it well.

BackstoryBeads said...

I have to admit that I've been wanting to try this tutorial for quite a while, too. Love how you're experimenting with letting the pattern shine. It certainly does in this piece! Now that I'm totally inspired, if I could just find a free afternoon...

13 said...

Beautiful and elegant, I love the contrast of clear and frosted crystals those work a treat.

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Yummy! This would go with everything.

BeadedTail said...

That's so pretty and so versatile! I really like your bead choices!

Marcela Gmd said...

Lovely!!!
Have a nice day! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥

Mama Zen said...

That is really lovely!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Such an elegant look, Cynthia, but casual, too. The button is a wonderful center point.

Amanda Stephan said...

Very pretty ~ love it!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Looks elegant & classy!

Lesley said...

Beautiful elegant piece - this design is so adaptable and this is one of the nicest I've seen.

LoriF said...

Love that! I've been meaning to try that as well....so many projects, so little time!

Claudia Aguilar said...

This is a gorgeous piece!

Patti Van said...

I have made that bracelet from Lesley's tut several times now...be careful as it is addictive! Yours is just orgeous with your chosen beads!

Magic Love Crow said...

This is really pretty! I love the flow of it! Well done ;o)

Caron Michelle said...

Oooooh - gorgeous! Just adore this!

Katherines Corner said...

lovely. i like to use buttons in my jewelry making too. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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