Versailles Cuff – beaded bracelet designed by Melanie Potter
Such pretty colours! This is a gorgeous bracelet designed by Melanie Potter. I took a class with her when she visited the Portland Bead Society back in October 2015.
I really wanted to finish this because…… well, I wanted to wear it!
Very detailed and time consuming but just beautiful. The clasp is pretty interesting – a real fiddle to put together. It might help to have someone else put the bracelet on for you but I have found a way to do it myself.
The cuff is made with seed beads, delicas, Swarovski crystals and pearls.
This is the back:
Versailles Cuff back
And this is what it looks like laid out flat:
Versailles Cuff laid out open
Flora beadwork kit by Melanie Potter
The Portland Beading Society is bringing Melanie Potter to Portland! So excited to be taking 3 workshops with her.
This Flora necklace, made with WireKnitz, comes in 4 different colors. I chose a pretty Henna one – well, they’re all pretty but I am thinking about my wardrobe….um. I like this gold too, but in the end the henna got my vote.
There’s homework for this workshop. Yikes!
Cool stuff this WireKnitz. And it comes in all sorts of colours.
I have a video: Beadwork Designer of the Year Series: Bead Stitching Chevron Chain with Melanie. Rather intricate so more of a challenge and therefore keeps me busy thinking.
Here’s a Bronze tila bead bracelet I designed after watching Melanie’s video.
Melanie Potter Labyrinth necklace kit
This is another of the workshops – Labyrinth Necklace. This can be worn with anything! No worries about wardrobe colours here.
Versailles Cuff by Melanie Potter
We are making a very pretty Versailles cuff too. I’ll be thoroughly decked out when these are all finished.