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Stormy Day Bracelet

About this design:

I puchased the boro bead at a fresh market, and didn't know what to do with it. This is what I came up with.


Boro bead, smokey quartz, pyrite, shell pearls, freshwater pearls, brass beads, amazonite rounds, copper toggle.

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  1. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Love the blues. Also the contrast in sizes and textures. So many intersting beads to look at… :)

  2. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    A lovely bracelet! You came up with a lovely design. Terrific photo too! :)

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love this one Susie, the colors are beautiful :D

  4. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Great colors, great design – - perfect setting for your boro bead !

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Lovely colors! You have a great eye!

  6. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    What gorgeous colors! Fab piece!

  7. Elaine
    Elaine says:

    I like the colors too. Pretty and elegant bracelet. :)

  8. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    All my fav colors.You really have a way with bead caps as well. I never have the right sizes.
    The brass looks lovely with the blue shell pearls.

  9. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks, Nancy! I try to buy as many bead caps as possible. If I find that one doesn’t fit, I flatten it with the handle end of my pliers. That’s what I did with the caps around the boro bead!

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  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    WOW….Susie this bracelet is lovely. I love your focal bead.
    Nice to hear someone else is slamming components around to fit where they want…lol.

  12. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Beautiful colors and the boro bead makes the design more “cocky” :D

  13. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks Deb. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!

    Frida, you are a hoot! I guess I could say the “cockier the better!” ;)

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