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Tribal Goth Bracelet

This bracelet was a comission for a friend, who wanted something to coodinate with an existing necklace. The necklace (which I don't have a picture of), consisted mostly of black wood beads and V-shaped hematite beads. Overall, I would describe the look of the neclace as tribal, with thick, angular beads, and a mask pendant. My friend had looked at my website and liked the look of netting, so we decided to go with that despite the difference in styles.

To get the really ornamental look he was hoping for, I decided to adapt a necklace pattern that I've used before, most notably in my entry into a contest at my former favorite bead store.* I added a few beads in the top row and altered the spacing in a few other places to straighten out the built-in curve of the original pattern. The bracelet is made primarily of black and hematite-colored Czech glass seed beads, with hematite bicone bead accents. It closes with a rose shaped magnetic clasp, which the client requested, having seen it on something else I made. Later, I antiqued the clasp using liver of sulphur, but I didn't take a picture.

The bracelet looks more goth than tribal overall. However, it still complements the necklace well because the points echo the V's in the neckalce and the addition of the hematite bicones makes this bracelet look much "heavier" than netting usually does. My friend was very happy with it and has been wearing it regularly since it was finished.



*It would still be my favorite, but sadly, is now closed.