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  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I agree-wow! This is a wonderful necklace. I like how the patterned silk ties in with…” read »

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Tangerine Dream”:
    “Thanks y'all !…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Just the thing to finish off a lovely outfit!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “woohoo. can add them back this way. …” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “oh crap it took the in process pics away for some reason. They may help simplify…” read »

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    Joy9sage on “Swirling Earrings”:
    “I am assuming these are double-sided? I do love them.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “I can see the young girls going after these for prom. The are so creative!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
    “Great wirework! Those seed beads must be as small as black pepper flakes.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Easy Does It”:
    “For me personally, I am drawn to simple designs. I love the Czech bead and your…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I totally agree with everything that's already been said.…” read »

  • jdtt
    jdtt on “whirlpool”:
    “Your wirework is admirable and simply lovely to behold! What may be " painfully simple" to…” read »

  • Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy on “Spring Birds”:
    “C.C. We are coming up to the first anniversary of our daughter's death by heroin; I…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Felted Beads!”:
    “I agree-these are so cool. Great variety of colors so I bet they sell in your…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I love this! Everything is wonderful, but i especially like the patterned fabric with the…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Little House”:
    “Just great!…” read »

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    MH on “I think I like it?”:
    “Great job!!! I used to make jewelry specifically for plus sized women and these pieces…” read »

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    MH on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “I love this piece! I've put shell and seed beads with dragons in the past,…” read »

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    MH on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC- You're an inspiration to me. I think all this creativity has been building up…” read »

Soft Edges Bracelet

About this design:

My favorite thing about making jewelry is taking unusual, rough or earthy pieces and softening them with elegant elements. I just love the handmade chain because of it's organic, textured, cool shapes. I like to layer it with pearls and crystals to give it a brighter, lighter feel.

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The products in this design are listed below.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Choose a variety of Czech glass fire polished and pressed beads as well as some pearls and crystal rondelles. You will also need two cones, a clasp, two 6mm jump rings, two eye pins and two crimp tubes.
Step 2:
Cut two lengths of Beadalon .015" 49 strand wire to about 8 inches. Cut two handmade chain lengths to 6 inches each. Attach one jump ring to each eye pin, set one combination aside. Attach both of the pre-cut chain lengths to the working jump ring. Crimp one length of Beadalon the jump ring between the chains and string a random variety of the bead mix you have chosen. When you have about six inches strung, crimp the other end to the other jump ring. Repeat this step with the other Beadalon strand, placing it so the chain and beaded strands alternate.
Step 3:
Pull the eye needles through the cones, and while holding them tight while using your needle nose pliers to bend them to a 90 degree angle.
Step 4:
Finish the bracelet by attaching the completed design to the clasp with wrapped loops on both sides.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Fabulous design!

  2. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Rebecca, this is a lovely design, the colours go so well together ~ beautiful pearls ! Really, really lovely !

  3. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    I love this piece … it is marvelously earthy. The fire polished Czech glass (which I love) along with the pressed beads and pearls is gorgeous.

  4. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Very pretty bracelet, I like your color choices :)

  5. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    I’ve added this to my favorites. It’s beautiful!

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    Janet Miriam says:

    LOVE this!

  7. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    Really love the colors of this!

  8. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:


  9. Violet
    Violet says:

    Very pretty, I love pearls, and this is so full of earthiness and color !!

  10. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    This is a beautiful bracelet … love all the components. SLS

  11. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Beauty of a bracelet! :D

  12. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    A fab piece! Into favs!

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    Reet says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  14. Aurika B
    Aurika B says:

    Excellent bracelet…love the colourful pearls and the way you used metals!

  15. Karla G
    Karla G says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for posting the instructions.

  16. jancop
    jancop says:

    Love it! Thanks for posting the instructions!



  18. C Brosnan
    C Brosnan says:

    very pretty!

  19. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Just beautiful!!

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    olive penguin says:

    This is beautiful. I love the colors in it.

  21. A Milam
    A Milam says:

    Beautiful. I love the variety of media!

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    mowwmom says:

    Love it, excellent instructions, am off to make one for myself now! Thanks for sharing it.

  23. Peri C
    Peri C says:

    Beautiful! My muse is going into high gear now!

  24. Peri C
    Peri C says:

    Continually adrift in a state of wonder!

  25. lizanna
    lizanna says:


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    Sheryll K says:

    This is awesome!

  27. J Kidd
    J Kidd says:

    Inspirational design. So unique and lovely <3

  28. nuts4beads
    nuts4beads says:

    I received my first two orders from you today.
    I am impressed and delighted with the beads and your service. Czech beads are the best and your selection is fabulous.
    In addition, I placed two orders on the same day and wasn’t charged additional postage for the second order and they were shipped together. I am grateful for the consideration.
    Fast delivery, fab packaging, user friendly site, money off coupon on next purchase,wow, all made it a wonderful first time experience.
    Charlotte aka beadinggma

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    C Hartley says:

    Love the bracelet. The instructions need some work. This could be a beginner bracelet but the current instructions require intermediate knowledge. Could you edit? This would make a beginner feel like a real beader if the instructions were more complete. Thanks!

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    M Decker says:

    I think your bracelet is so interesting…it’s got female and male qualities. It’s fun to look at and I’m sure it’s fun to wear!!

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    E Hines says:

    Love at first site. I am gonna try it. I am just getting started at beading.

  32. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    So rich and elegant, luv it!!!

  33. Kraftycat aka Fern
    Kraftycat aka Fern says:

    Your design is beautiful! I love the different textures and colors!

  34. krazedrabbit
    krazedrabbit says:

    I love the textures and colors!

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    Patt C says:

    Love to make a necklace out of this. Would I triple it?

  36. Prazsong
    Prazsong says:

    I love this! So “earthy” and textured, yet, as you say, “soft”. It’s a great bracelet for a stashbuster, too! I don’t have (or make!) handmade chain, but I have some other rustic pcs. of chain that will work well.
    Thank you! This is a great bracelet!

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    Virginia R says:

    Exactly the mix of beads and metals I like for an “organic” look. Excellent materials choices! Thanks for posting.

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    S lopez says:

    Please put a list of items for the bracelet. would love to make it.

  39. N Kent
    N Kent says:

    I really love this bracelet and am going to try to make it tonight. Thanks for the idea. Really nice bracelet. I’m hooked on the earthy Picasso beads and the duos also. I’ll send a picture when I’m done. Nancy

  40. R Spencer
    R Spencer says:


    I have come across your Soft edges Bracelet that has a date of June 2011 and you have shared directions to make. I cannot see well enough to make this. Can I purchase the bracelet? Do you have a site that I can view your jewelry?

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    Clemmie says:

    I enjoyed seeing this gorgeous bracelet and instructions, and totally understand the comment and compliment above by R. Spencer. It is stunning, understated “rustic” elegance. Comfort food for the soul. Beautiful designed and crafted, Rebecca J. I would also love to know if you have a website that showcases your jewelry for sale.

  42. Tashinka Beading Heart
    Tashinka Beading Heart says:

    Gorgeous bracelet! Just my type of organic, too!

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