Bracelets as Home Decor
by Tamara Robertson.
(Sarnia, Ontario, Canada)
This is kind of a quick tip I guess – a different way to use pretty bracelets.
A few years ago I made thread-wrapped bracelets on large wooden bases. They are too large for my wrists, for many other people’s as well, and I still had them in my stock.
I thought they looked pretty stacked, and would be a pretty decoration to set a candle in. I took the plunge and glued them together. Here they are on my entranceway table, looking especially pretty for this time of year.
The two mother-of-pearl bracelets weren’t actually made by me. I picked them up at a thrift store a long time ago because I like the look of these sticks.
I’ve worn them a few times, but not often, and I’m going through my jewellery right now and changing the colour tones of what I’m wearing, so probably won’t wear them.
I started to wonder if they might be pretty as home decor somewhere, and this is what evolved.
I found this blue bottle on a walk one day, thrown by the side of the road. I brought it home because I loved the colour, and it has been sitting on my kitchen counter ever since.
I’ve been enjoying it just as it is, but decided the multi-toned bracelet stretched around the bottom really adds something. The colours coordinate with my kitchen colours.
This bouquet of origami paper flowers in the tall vase was given to me by a neighbour who makes them. They’ve been sitting on a corner of my bedside table.
I found that adding the yellow bracelet at the bottom adds some much-needed weight there.
This is a way that I can still enjoy looking at bracelets that I don’t wear. 🙂
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