One of her latest releases is a 4 bracelet set called “Skies are Painted”, consisting of a turquoise bead bracelet, two silver bead bracelets, and a bright yellow bead bracelet whipped together with a couple of charms for $135.
But any jewellery designer will know that 4 bead bracelets made of simple glass or turquoise beads do not cost $135, and so, knowing I could not afford it and would not buy it, I decided to make my own version. And I wouldn’t be the first blogger to show off their “designer inspired” creations.
I have been looking for bright yellow, almost neon, glass beads for ages to do a necklace and FINALLY found these beads on eBay in the exact shade I was after.
That’s when the idea for doing my own version of “Skies are Painted” popped into my head, as it was the colour combo of the set that I was actually after.
I managed to track down an almost exact copy of the silver crystal bead bracelet with crystal focal bead (easy enough when it’s just plain beads made by the millions).
And added another silver bead bracelet to equal the yellow corded bead bracelet in the designer version.
I also bought turquoise beads to make one bracelet, and my yellow beads made the other.