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Creative Block Bracelet

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So this is the final product of my creative block. Still not quite happy with it. Mostly a construction problem. When I take it off the ring that is the clasp loop flips around and gets on the wrong side of the flower and strands. But I'm done with it...for now. The flowers are cones that have been bent and shaped with a crystal center.
2nd photo from.2nd incarnation for close-up of flowers.


Copper chain. Copper lobster clasp. Copper cones. Copper jump rings. All from stash. LB: Czech fire polish luster mix...mostly purples and topaz. Czech fire polish matte luster amethyst round.

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  1. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I think you solved it wonderfully. Just a tiny hint of color to break up the purple.
    You know I’m going to steal your idea of the flowers. I may even use some chain! :)

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks Julie. I think I might have semi-stolen the flower idea…not sure it was cones though. They’re just hard to secure, want to flip all around on the jump ring.

  3. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I believe you should name your bracelet: Finicky! Just like our kitties, your bracelet does just what it wants to, if it wants to, and how it wants to.

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    This piece is adorable!! I always have a problem with flowers flipping and flopping forward!! Uhhh, they can be a pain! Looks like you fixed your problem….very beautiful. :)

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    LMBO!! I should name it “pain in my butt”! I seriously hate jump rings. And crimps

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I think I’m going to invent a finding that locks things in place but is not permanent.

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Ooops thanks Judith.

  8. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks for sharing your problem/solution. It could save us all some future grief! Beautiful result, too.

  9. Laud
    Laud says:

    Despite all the problems, you’ve come up with a beautiful piece. Well done.

  10. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Laud. I appreciate that.

  11. PPR
    PPR says:

    Very cute and sweet! Great design and work.

  12. Asia
    Asia says:

    You had problems, but the results are beautiful :D

  13. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    This is very pretty indeed.

  14. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Lovely bracelet, Deb! I love the purple and copper combination.

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you PPR, Asia, Jolene & Kats.

  16. T Paul
    T Paul says:

    Im usually not a purple fan, but this is really pretty!

  17. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you.

  18. CAS
    CAS says:

    I too have experienced the … AAAAARRRRGGGGGHHH … of “flippy” flowers, and I haven’t found a solution yet either … glad to know I’m not alone. Gorgeous bracelet!

  19. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Yea they just flip all around, hang wrong, get hing in the bead strands….aarrrgh!

    Thank you. I’m thinking of naming it Finicky Flowers like Julie said.

  20. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Deb, I think you made a terrific job!! It looks beautiful :)

  21. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks Frida. It was a pain but in the end pretty good.

  22. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Very pretty and darling creative block, Deb! :)

  23. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you very much Julia. Love the earrings you just posted. :D

  24. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    My pleasure! lol :)

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