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Feb262013

Would Elizabeth Bennet wear this?

Pride and Prejudice Inspired Bracelet

Probably not, but that’s okay, because we can!

Iron Craft ‘13 Challenge #4 - The envelope, please...

The challenge this time is--you guessed it--all about award season. Emmys, SAGs, Golden Globes, Oscars--all of them!

Our challenge was to come up with a craft inspired by a favorite movie or TV show, or something to show off on the red carpet. I gave it some thought and since I’d just watched Pride and Prejudice, I went with that movie. That’s my favorite version!

Pride and Prejudice Inspired Bracelet

I figured I was probably going to make some type of jewelry, but what kind? I did some research and the movie was set in 1805-1810. In that time period, I saw that women wore a lot of coral, pearls, amethyst and garnet. I headed to the craft store with a couple of ideas in mind, but they didn’t have some of the things I needed. Again. This is getting frustrating! Out of two large chain stores--Michaels and Hobby Lobby, I’m having a hard time doing one stop shopping. At the last minute, I went with this bracelet. I love it. I’ve been looking a lot at the large beads available--they’re so pretty.

So as you can see, this bracelet is my shout out to the pearl and amethyst that was so popular in Elizabeth Bennet’s time. I love the delicate flowers on the purple and silver beads.

Pride and Prejudice Inspired Bracelet

This is truly one of the simplest jewelry pieces to make! Just unscrew one of the ends of the bracelet, slide the beads on in the order you want, screw the end back on and you’re done! You can also easily change the look by just changing the beads to suit your mood. The two beads on either end are stopper beads. They have a silicone coating inside to keep them in place and the other beads from sliding all over the place.

Check out the Flickr Group for more Awards Season inspiration!

Pride and Prejudice Inspired Bracelet

See my new shop for this and other handmade items for sale! Click the picute below to be taken to the shop.



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Reader Comments (8)

Oh, it's lovely. I've never seen the bracelet ends like that. So maybe Elizabeth Bennet wouldn't wear it, but I bet Lizzie Bennet would.

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkat

Yes, she probably would! Thanks, Kathy!

February 26, 2013 | Registered CommenterElle

I really love how sweet it looks.

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJinxy

Thank you!

February 26, 2013 | Registered CommenterElle

I thought at first sight it was a nose-ring and thought "Lizzie WOULD NOT". But the bracelet, definitely!

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia (foodycat)

Thank you! Yeah, I'm sure nose rings would have horrified the Bennet sisters.

February 27, 2013 | Registered CommenterElle

I don't know about Elizabeth but I know I would. I used to make beaded jewelry; you make me want to start again, this is GORGEOUS!!

Barb, thank you so much!

March 1, 2013 | Registered CommenterElle

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