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I bought the teal colored glass beads the other day and was trying to figure out what to do with them! I woke up from a nap the other day with the song, "Cloudbusting" by Kate Bush in my head and thus my inspiration was born! According to Wikipedia, "A cloudbuster (or cloud buster) is a device designed by Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich that could - according to the pseudoscientific principles of orgone theory - manipulate orgone energy present in the atmosphere in order to produce rain." It's quite a fascinating theory!


teal glass beads, vintage natural brass ladder chain, capri blue and oiled bronze faceted 6mm crystal, labradorite coin beads, labradorite 4mm beads, bronze artistic wire, silver artistic wire various jump rings in brass and silver

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  1. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    What an interesting mix of metals and beads.
    The color scheme is fabulous. Would never have known you used glass brios. I thought they were Chalcedony.It’s fantastic looking glass! also like the way you did little coils on the bottom of your little round beads.
    This set is a work of art.

  2. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    I am with Nancy! I also thought that they are Chalcedony :) ))Beautiful work :)

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    JC Hamm says:

    Nancy said it all, this a beautiful piece.

  4. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    I was fooled too and thought it was Chalcedony … just beautiful! SLS

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Beautiful set! The wire wrapping looks great!

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    Very striking Jess:))

  7. Batticat
    Batticat says:

    Ditto what Nancy said! ( Us parrots like to repeat stuff we hear. : ) ) “Chalcedony”, LB’s crystals, brass, silver, and labradorite — some of my favorites, all together in one piece. I’ve been eyeing those oiled bronze crystals for some time now…

  8. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    Beautiful! Ditto to Nanacy!

  9. Jane MS
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  10. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is so pretty, and those glass beads would of fooled me too.

  11. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Really lovely work and love the play of light against the dark metal. Your briolette wraps are well done. Never been good at it myself.

  12. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Thank you all for the wonderful comments! :)

  13. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Wow! What a fabulous set! :D

  14. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Thanks Martha! :)

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I have been mussing a few things and this was one of them. Excellent job with the wire wrapping and beautiful choices!

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