New Rainbow Heart beaded bracelets - how they were made!
This week I released the new set of four Rainbow Heart bracelets. And if you follow me on Instagram you may well have helped me with this design! It had been quite tricky getting the colours right for this new pattern, and involved several hours of weaving, then unpicking, and weaving again in new colours.
I had wanted to create a new bracelet that was fun and playful, with of course plenty of colour!
I originally wanted the hearts to be made up of clashing, strong colours, and drew the pattern out, tested beads on paper - but when I wove it on the loom, I hated it! The colours just didn’t work in the flesh :(
So I shared a photo on Instagram stories and asked for your advice. I wasn’t even sure whether I even still liked the hearts pattern anymore. So I tried a few more colour ways, each time fussing with beads on my table, laying them next to each other, then weaving the pattern and still not being happy with it.
I almost gave up on the idea several times - wondering if they were too childish, or whether anyone would even like them.
THEN I thought - maybe let’s try a rainbow / ombre colour way! And I was finally happy. I’d tried to veer away from pinks, but after several attempts with other colours, the pinks came back and persuaded me they looked best :D
So here’s the final bracelets - playful, fun and pink.
Hope you like them!