Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mardi Gras Jewelry

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I took a trip to New Orleans, we just missed Mardi Gras, but that's ok - Mardi Gras isn't really our scene. But we loved New Orleans. This was my 4th trip there and his first. I have a friend there who told us all the spots to see and she was 100% right, she picked just the right things for us. 

While Mardi Gras might not be for us, the city of New Orleans and Mardi Gras is what she is all about. And I wanted to do something as a thank you - so I created these bracelet and earrings for her. 

 Here are the supplies to create this set:

  •  A variety of gold, green and purple beads
  • Stretch magic 
  • 10mm gold jump rings
  • Gold tone crimp tubes
  • Ribbon
  • Jewelry tools including a needle & crimper
  • Tape
Step 1 - Arrange the beads as you'd like them for the strands of the bracelet. 

Step 2 - Cut a length of stretch magic to the length of bracelet plus 4". Then put a piece of tape 2" from the end of your stretch magic.

Step 3 - Then string your beads onto the strand. 

Step 4 - And then attach each of the strands to the jump rings. 

And then loop a length of ribbon through the loops and you've got a bracelet! 

And I'll admit - I liked this set so much, I made one for myself... just because I don't like the wild side of Mardi Gras, doesn't mean I don't want to celebrate it with my own style. 


  1. Oh wow these are beautiful! Hubby and I just went to our second parade of the year here in on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (we are about 40 miles to NOLA) and its amazing! I Looooooove NOLA! We'll be going next weekend ;)

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [07 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Beautiful!! You picked wonderful beads!!


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