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African Bracelet (Repair Job)


About this design:

I was commissioned to repair this bracelet and redesign the clasp closure. The customer had originally bought it during a trip to Africa (in Nairobi if I recall correctly). I didn't make it, but thought you all would enjoy seeing it, plus I'm proud of the clasps. :) I used beading wire to string buttons, and then make a loop with the beading wire that goes through the opposing side's loop and hooks over the button. I was also very happy that the repair is visible in only one spot (replacing only one bead), where I had to wrap the old and new wires together in such a way it wouldn't scratch her since she never takes it off.

Components:

Stainless Steel Wire, Czech Glass Beads, Buttons, Beading Wire

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    K H says:

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece. I have several repair/redesign jobs waiting on my desk.

  2. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Great job with the clasp!

  3. Mahala93 RockChick
    Mahala93 RockChick says:

    It is pretty! I hate it when people ask me to do repair jobs though!

  4. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Thanks… @Mahala93, I was a little apprehensive about the repair job, but it was pretty broken, probably trash if I hadn’t done it, plus I got a chance to study how it was put together. :)

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    what size seed beads were used in this bracelet?

  6. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    @ D D Mystic Chick, 11/0 Czech seed beads

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