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Vintaj Natural Brass Petite Etched Oval Cable Chain

Measurements: 6.2x4.5mm links

per foot: $2.95
50 beads $3.70
25 beads $2.05

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5" strand $5.80 OUT OF STOCK
½ strand (loose) $3.20

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5" strand $5.95
½ strand (loose) $3.30

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  1. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    WOW-WOW-WOW! Love this, Laud. I’ve been trying to work up a pick w/ this exact leather bead. But, you’ve mastered it!! Very lovely!!

  2. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks! I fiddled with this one for a long time. I don’t think sparkles are right for the leather, which sent me searching for matte surfaces. I wasn’t sure about the pearls, but when I took them out the design went flat. So many variables!

  3. Lady425 aka Beth
    Lady425 aka Beth says:

    Wow is right!! This is so great. You nailed it with the leather ball. Your combo is superb :) A fav for sure

  4. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    You have discovered a fabulous way to use that leather bead – - which I didn’t think was very pretty until I saw this. Particularly like the marine blue pearls and Czech wisteria beads with it. Would love to see a piece of jewelry that included the leather and whatever else you chose. Great pick – - -

  5. Laud
    Laud says:

    I haven’t seen the blue/amethyst leather beads yet, but I bought the fuschia/yellow ones, and I like them a lot. They’re nicely made, light, and so unusual. I wasn’t sure if flowers were right for this one, but the tops sort of look like petals, don’t they?

  6. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Enchanting! Beautifully done, Laud!!

  7. Frida
    Frida says:

    Super beautiful :D

  8. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Beautiful colors!

  9. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Very, very pretty.

  10. No Photo
    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Love, love, love this. Reminds me of a Monet!

  11. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Very pretty! CrazyBeader said the same thing I was thinking – the pearls and the wisteria flowers with the leather beads. Maybe a hint of the purple iris cubes tool. :)

  12. Laud
    Laud says:

    Monet–yes. He did so love the blue-greens. Also, the ribbon’s called Van Gogh iris, so we’ve got a couple of painters in this mix.

  13. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    YES!!! These are the leather balls I bought.
    I know they need something soft and subtle yet bold… What a dilemma!!!

  14. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks for your lovely comments!

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Missed this one!!?? VERY NICE!

  16. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Laud, wonderful Pick of flowers, would love to see what you do make with the leather bead, plus all the other lovely flower beads and colors in this one, congrats on it being a fave of the week!! :D

  17. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Superb! I tinkered with the leather bead as well – dumped mine when you posted yours. I bow to the colour master.

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