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About this design:

I have been fighting asymmetry for a while now, so I decided to take the plunge! This is my first attempt at an asymmetrical piece and I found it wasn't as hard to overcome my "need to fix the wrongness".
The focal bead is from a handmade bracelet that my husband bought a few years ago. I loved the bead but the bracelet was too big so I have been trying to figure out what to do with it for sometime now! I really like how it turned out!


glass lampwork focal bead, various czech glass, shell pearls, rice pearls, garnet, red glass beads, 22 and 24 gauge silver wire, 24 gauge bronze wire, vintaj leaf toggle

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  1. lizbeads
    lizbeads says:

    Oh I like this – very nice use of the colors, and the asymmetry gives it “texture” if you will – looks like a fun piece to wear! Plus I am partial to lampwork beads that are different like this one!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh, you did GOOD!!!! :-D
    Love how this turned out. I think you have a knack for it!
    Keep freeing up the old right brain, your creativity will flow like crazy!

  3. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Be still my heart! I agree with Sweet Mary you are a natural at asymmetry! Love your bracelet! :D

  4. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Love this, great colors and design!

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very, very cool!! I love how you combine metals and how you achieved matched randomness!! The Libra in me approves!! :)

  6. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Thank you so much everyone for the encouraging comments! I have a slight sense of ocd when it comes to jewelry and usually when I do something and it doesn’t match it drives me crazy! lol I tried not to think too much about it! I have found now that I like doing asymmetric pieces! It is quite liberating! ;)

  7. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Looks fab! Keep it up!

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the asymmetry,different metals very well done Jess :)

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Looks great! Hope you continue to explore this side of jewelry design.

  10. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Thanks a bunch Susie, Asia and Lynda! Lynda, I definitely wanna explore this side of jewelry more! I love it!

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