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Ostentatiously Adorned

About this design:

I had this peacock porcelain bead and really wanted to do a wrap bracelet for it! This is what I came up with to honor the ostentatiously adorned peacock!lol


natural turquoise 1.5 mm leather, various czech glass beads in 3, 4, and 6mm, embroidery thread, blue nylon upholstery thread, copper s clasp, porcelain peacock bead, 24 gauge bronze wire

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Whoa baby! This is SO cool!
    OK, you’re going to tell us how you attached the focal, right?! ;-) Please?!

  2. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Sure.. :) it is a wrap bracelet up until that once I got to the point that I needed to add the focal bead, I used the bronze wire. I cut 4 pieces of the bronze wire and ran it through the bead and then placed the bead on top of my leather and string. I then separated the wire two per side and pulled them apart….ran one set of bronze wire in between and under the leather/thread…then ran the other set on top and wire wrapped like crazy! :) I did it for both top and bottom of the bead. You can actually see in one of the pics the back of the bead and how the leather/thread run right behind it. Hope this helps if you want to try it! :)

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    very , very cool!! I have added ribbons along side of the leather. I like the organic textures of this bracelet and then adding the glass beads gives it the perfect sparkle.

  4. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    @puppychick labratbecky:Thanks! I really really wanted to use the peacock silk ribbon that lima carries but didn’t have any on hand! :( Also wished I could have used that little peacock clasp that green girl makes but you know what they say about hindsight! Sheesh!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    :-D Thank you so much!!
    Your idea is a fabulous new twist on an awesome bracelet! And the addition of ribbon with leather is too!

  6. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Your focal is gorgous. Love the colors in this!

  7. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Very very pretty,and so perfect for summer! Love the dangles on the end of the bracelet.

  8. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    Gorgeous! Looks like lots of fun to wear.

  9. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Thanks for the great comments everyone! :)

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    So wonderful and bright! Looks like funto wear! The tutorial on how to handle broken thread is great, too!

  11. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Thanks a bunch Susie! :)

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