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New Bangles!

I have been in some sort of a craftsy mood lately…

I bought some jade rosaries this summer in Burma but I needed to restring them. After searching on eBay for some stretch thread (basically I want them to double as necklaces and bangles) I stumbled upon the seller/store diamonte-designs.

I was very excited to find exactly was I was looking for and more! They also sell nice bead, including some Swarovski beads in the shape of little butterflies.

This is what I got to restring the rosaries:

Jade necklaces and strech thread

–  Clear Elastic Stretch Wire 0.8mm Thread D31 (£0.99)

And the beads I bought:

-100 x 6mm Black Glass Imitation Gemstone Dyed Beads D52 (£0.99)

4 x 8mm Jonquil Swarovski 5754 Butterfly Beads Bead (£1.50)

Shipping was cheap (£1.25) and it was promptly delivered.

This is what I did with the new beads:

 

My new glass bead bangles

Elastic Bangles

 

I really like them so much that I ordered more beads and more butterflies in crystal clear, green and violet.

I haven’t done any this week but I will be posting pictures of the bangles as soon as I make them!

How do you like my new bangles?

 


TRAVeloGUE: Bangles

I love bangles. This summer while I was in Malaysia and Burma I had the chance to buy some nice ones, some in shops some in market stalls. Regardless, I like them all.

My new bangles (and bag to store them)

The bag is from Peter Hoe,  a shop in Kuala Lumpur about which I’ve previously posted.

Bangles from Malaysia (left) and Burma (right)

The  bangles on the left (amethyst -purple- and jade -green- beads ) are from a shop in Midvalley Mall in KL. Not sure if I kept the card… The pinkish one is from Burma. I bought in Yangon, in the Scott Market (my friends and I “got lost” in it for hours!). I’m not sure which stone it is. They made it so that it goes two rounds on my wrist. I normally wear them all together or only the ones on the left. They look very pretty, specially on tanned skin.

Since they are semiprecious stones I wear them also for more formal ocasions as well as casual ones.

Bead bangles from Burma

These are more casual. The beads are similar to the ones you see  in the rosaries of the Burmese monks. Ialso bought them at the Scott Market in Yangon. The dark brown one is made with seeds rubbed in some sort of oil (a little bit smelly). It will forever remind me of the beautiful monastery were I bought them.

And that’s another reason to like them: I like the fact that the things that I wear remind me of the wonderful places  I’ve been to.