Monday, September 14, 2009

Red Coral Cubes

Today's bead is a shiny red 8mm coral cube from Michael's. I've never bought a strand like this with such chunky cubes. I'll be you will never guess what my first thought was for using them.... :)

Okay, for those who know me, you are correct!! I'm thinking memory wire!! It is so much fun to find beads that are striking enough and large enough to hold their own on a one strand memory wire bracelet.

The greatness of memory wire lies in the simplicity of using it. Cut a piece any length, make a loop on one end, string on beads and make a loop to finish the other end. These beads will be perfect for 1 strand. Now I just need to dig up a nice sized funky focal bead.

I have plenty of funky focal beads!! I just need to start digging!!

6 comments:

Azure Islands Designs said...

Don't ya just love the nice color of the coral...and while I can't wear chunky pieces they are my favorite...they make such wonderful statements!!

These are great...I agree on memory wire with a focal...perfection!

Cheers

JustATish said...

i would love to have one afternoon to 'dig thru your stash'.

it has to be glorious!

mairedodd said...

thank you very much for stopping by my blog and leaving behind such nice comments! i love coral with turquoise... or oranges... i guess i just love the color of coral!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Cubes are one of my favorite bead shapes. These are particularly wonderful in coral. Would be fun to replicate a strand like this in faux coral made of polymer clay!

The Beading Gem said...

I've been a fan of cube beads like forever. Yes, a memory wire bracelet would be perfect for them!!

Little Glory said...

I love coral beads. Those would be perfect for memory wire bracelet! :)