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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
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    Fresh Baked on “Beaded Hairpins”:
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    kye on “Finally”:
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    Maggies Mom on “Spiral Dance”:
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    Maggies Mom on “odalisque”:
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    Maggies Mom on “Finally”:
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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “no, each step really is simple. there are only so many ways one can…” read »

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    kye on “whirlpool”:
    “Beautiful! Love the gradated pearls inside the spiral. Such a nice touch.…” read »

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    Rocky D on “Patina Queen”:
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    Sophiebug on “whirlpool”:
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    Crystal Canary on “Beaded Hairpins”:
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    Crystal Canary on “Easy Does It”:
    “Sometimes simplicity has a lot to say! You could create a hold variety of pieces,…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Again, just wow! I'm going to try the spiral-love the look of it!…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “odalisque”:
    “Wow, this is so gorgeously intricate. And there's no earthly way I could ever come close…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Finally”:
    “This is beautiful, especially the PC focal. Love the colors!…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Finally”:
    “I just love that you made so many of the components. I especially like all…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, you are so funny, I'm chuckling now...surely not simple. Beautiful design with such intricate…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spiral Dance”:
    “The square/spiral wire combo holding the cab is amazing! Including the instructions really helps all…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “whirlpool”:
    “Robert, this is so beautiful! I really like the pearls and tiny seed beads wrapped…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
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    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “OK....this is totally the look I'm trying to achieve, but sadly never do! I'm in…” read »

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

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

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

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
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About this design:

I love making this style bracelet. They're quick and easy and fly off the table at shows.

Components:

leather, beads, buttons, Jangles ceramic, various string material - Beadalon wildfire. Beadsmith Fireline, Beadalon Dandyline, Toho, Nymo

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  1. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    WOW! You have sure been a busy beaver! Love all of the bracelets you’ve made. I can see why they fly off the table at the shows. I’m going to have to give this technique a try. Maybe I’ll do one or two this next week.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year or as we say back in the hills, Have a Cool Yule and a Frantic First!

  2. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Ditto “WOW”! I love all your bracelets, Jeanne! I’m glad to see that you can use different shaped beads and not just round ones. Thanks for sharing these!!

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    Love!! I really like the bead option as a change from the sterling button….really beautiful work! :)

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

    Thank you!
    I wasn’t sure about the ceramic square, but it worked really well. I also had a lot of fun in VT last summer scouring the antique shops for buttons. The round one with the flower up top is from that trip.
    Merry Christmas to you too, Nancy!

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    OMG, Jeanne — You are such a busy and creative beader! I love these all — it would really be hard to pick a fave! Congrats on all your sales, too! :D

    Sending wishes for a Merry Christmas and a joyous new year to you, Jeanne, along with Larry & Sam! Hugs!!! :D

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    LOVE ‘em all, Jeanne!! You did fantastic on each and everyone of them! :-D
    ………I have GOT to learn how to do this!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    These are all beautiful. I agree they are quick to make .Sells well I agree ding some for christmas gifts!

  8. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Awesome bracelets Jeanne, do you mind if I ask how much do you sell them for?

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

    Thanks again, Friends!
    Susan, price depends on the materials and my time. I like the single wraps because they don’t take long and are often priced to sell. (check your messages)

    Lynnn, dear friend, I hope you are feeling better. Merry Christmas to you and Bob! We’re looking forward to having Sam home. Unfortunately she has to work Friday, so we won’t see her till Saturday. Gives me time to finish her special piece of jewelry.

  10. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    See — There is always a silver lining to every cloud! ;)

    P.S. I answered your message, Jeanne — I really did get it!!! :D

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

    I saw and I will call! Gotta get through these last two days at school!

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    BellaDonna says:

    Nice bracelets….

    “THEY’RE” quick and easy…. :)

  13. Coree M
    Coree M says:

    Would you share instructions for these most beautiful bracelets ever!!

    I have added you as my favorite and will check to see other pieces & styles you are playing with.

    You are my inspiration, thank-you.

  14. Coree M
    Coree M says:

    May I ask how much you charge your customers?

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

    Thanks Coree for the sweet comment.
    Ali has a tutorial for these bracelets, but I do my a little differently. I originally found the instructions in last January’s Beadstyle mag.
    After tying the button on, I center the first bead on the stringing cord then pass the cords around both sides of the leather and back through the bead. It’s like lacing shoes. I hope that makes sense. For a single bracelet I use 24″ of leather. double wrap – 40″, triple – 52″
    I use about 4 times the length of cord for wrapping.

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

    Hey BellaDonna – I just saw and corrected my grammatical error. D)
    And to think – I just taught that to my first graders!

  17. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    I love these…all of them!! I just finished one myself from a video I found on YouTube…they are so much fun to do and so versatile!! :-D

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