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Designs by Shirley Designs

Chain bracelet

A rather difficult piece to make due to the small size of chain. Learned this one in a class. A challenge, but was worth it.
Components: Two sections of chain & rhinestone chain to measure & 2 meters of .5 - 1 mm cotton cord- your chosen color


Purple Passion

The purple beads in this set are handmade by special needs persons in a day program. Mixed with complimentary beads, I think it turned out good.
Components: Paper mache beads mixed with others in purple and blue. The second set also features rolled paper beads.


Simply Crystal

During a store jewelry clearance, I found a jumbled piece that did not make sense. Was able to take it apart and with a few beads on hand was...
Components: Crystal & silver beads on a string.


Macrame bracelet

I learned this pattern in a class recently. This is the first bracelet of a series. The original is Kazuri beads from Africa & small white seed...
Components: Kazuri beads from Africa, small white seed beads on silver wire. Size for 6 inch wrist. Second & third bracelet are variations of the first.


Feels like Africa

I attended a Beading show recently and bought a couple beads sets from Africa. Had complimentary wood beads and was able to create this piece....
Components: African bead set, dark wood beads


Pretty in Turquoise

Features handmade beads with regular beads on cord. Handmade beads created by special needs adults in a Day Center. These persons will profit...
Components: Paper mache beads, plastic and ceramic beads.


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