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    Robert J on “copper blue”:
    “and the last one. …” read »

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    Robert J on “copper blue”:
    “got the antiquing done and some size reference pics. as always 5thew antiquing looks darker…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Fish on”:
    “Your fish is wonderful! I really like the combination of the hefty dark chain, the abalone…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Pretty in rustic pink”:
    “Love the dark chain with the gorgeous pink opal!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “copper blue”:
    “What an interesting piece! The three views are so different that it almost looks like a…” read »

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    A Groundwater on “Starfish with Love”:
    “Love this. I can never tire of this type of bracelet! :) …” read »

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    A Groundwater on “💜Moonstone💜”:
    “Thanks so much, everyone! You are all so lovely and sweet :) The grey…” read »

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    T thornton on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “Love the Misty look. Like a lake in Scotland.I love the thought you put into it.…” read »

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    T thornton on “Spring Birds”:
    “I am in love with these. Couldn't be any more perfect. Your an amazing artist. Keep…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “you really should try something of the sort, just take it a step at a…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Easy Does It”:
    “A modern, simple, and effective way to show off a beautiful bead or stone!…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Great to share this time of year with proms and weddings!…” read »

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    kye on “Finally”:
    “I wondered what you were going to do with that beautiful focal. You certainly did it…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Another gorgeous work of art!…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “odalisque”:
    “I can't imagine even attempting this! Intricate, ornate, gorgeous, beautifully done!!!!…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “Finally”:
    “Love it!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “Thank you all for the complements. Sophiebug I don't try to see the holes when I'm…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Good, I am glad it is helpful. remember to not over twist the square wire…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Patina Queen”:
    “RockyD, just saw your note...the leaves are from Lima--#42368--but they are out of stock right now.…” read »

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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 »

  • Rocky D
    Rocky D on “Patina Queen”:
    “Were did the leaves come from. If you don't mind me asking?…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “whirlpool”:
    “More "ooh" and "ahh"! Forget about finding needles to accommodate those seed beads-my eyes would not…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Nice idea. Really like the ones with the red pearls--they have a oriental touch to…” read »

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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 »

  • Crystal Canary
    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”:
    “All of YOUR support is a tremendous comfort. Sometimes we can feel so alone in…” read »

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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 »

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

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    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”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

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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”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

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About this design:

Gotta love that memory wire!


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  1. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Your combination of colors is very nice!

  2. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Yipee – someone else who loves memory wire – I adore memory wire – great for those of us with little wrists that love chunky bracelets!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    OOO! I like the top one! Is it Bronzite?!!

  4. Jazz
    Jazz says:

    Yes it is, thanks. The others are turquoise and “root beer glass” chip with purples.

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    Waterfall says:

    I just love the color and the visual texture of this bracelet.

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    I’m with you and Leigh when it comes to memory wire and it comes in so many sizes. It is great for people who have trouble manipulating clasps and toggles.

  7. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    your bracelets are really beautiful. I have a question. when using beads as you did, how did the bracelet coils not come out to big ( if I explained it right) I tryed memory wire once for a bracelet, but wasn’t happy with it.

  8. Jazz
    Jazz says:

    Thanks very much.

    If you mean “too big” by the wire stretching and becoming wobbly, you have to watch the weight and width of the beads.

    For instance, all of the bracelets here are made with small chips and complimentary beads that are not too large and are small enough to go around the wire without stretching it any.

    For the chunky ones, you need more coils (I usually use 4 for the chip bracelets and about 6 for the nugget bracelets), and you need to make sure that, though the beads may be heavier, they are not a lot LONGER, meaning they will stretch the wire as they go along the coils to get to the end. At the beginning and the end of each bracelet, make sure you have a few inches of smaller stuff so the wire will grip the wrist and not get all wobbly and loose.

    One other thing, the memory wire comes in two bracelet sizes. Definitely use the smaller wire for nuggets…the larger wire, after putting heavy nuggets on, stretches to calf size, LOL. And be careful of you are using small chips to at least put one or two beads on that stretch the wire only slightly, otherwise the bracelets are too tight for most people’s wrists.

  9. MaryLou R
    MaryLou R says:

    Beautiful creations and your helpful tips too. Thank you!

  10. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    Thank you Jazz, I really appreciate your tips,,,will have to give it a try again…
    Happy beading..

  11. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Just absolutely BEAUTIFUL !

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