Honey Bee My Bracelet

by Regina Pickering.
(Ovett, Mississippi)

Honey Bee My Bracelet by Regina Pickering  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Honey bee bracelet closed

I have a friend who is deeply concerned with the plight of the honey bee, and for good reason.

Their numbers are dwindling, and if not for the honey bees we would soon be without food.

For her birthday I made her a kumihimo bracelet with a bee theme.

I wanted to use a honeycomb-type button, but everything I found that I liked was pretty expensive. So I got to work and attempted making one in polymer clay.

I tried using an unsharpened pencil to make the cells of the honeycomb, but they were bigger than I wanted.

Honey Bee My Bracelet by Regina Pickering  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Honey bee bracelet open

I tried several other techniques and finally settled on using a hex key to make the cells, and I was pretty happy with the way it turned out.

I used varying shades of honey-colored beads for the bracelet and a sweet little bee charm.

The last touch was a single drop of honey (topaz-colored drop bead) added to the bee charm.

I haven’t given it to her yet, so please don’t give my secret away.

Honey Bee My Bracelet by Regina Pickering  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Honey bee bracelet on model (me)

Regina Pickering
Sirius Mojo Crafts

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Comments

  1. Regina, what a wonderful bee-themed bracelet! I can see it being sold in a gift shop at a nature museum, zoo, or florist / plant nursery. Every detail looks like honey and beehives, and your honeycomb button is just perfect.

  2. This is a wonderful bracelet, Regina! It’s perfect to bring attention to the plight of the honey bee!

  3. Beautiful. Love the drop of honey. Your friend will love it.

  4. Using a hex key to get the honeycomb effect is brilliant! Love the whole bracelet. The honey drop is a wonderful ending to a beautiful tale…

  5. Regina, what a delightful bracelet!

  6. What a great idea!! It looks fabulous.

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