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  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
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    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
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    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

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    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “I took a Class”:
    “This necklace looks very complex for a beginner. But, you did a great job for the…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Gifted”:
    “Pam is right! The necklace has a great ethnic vibe! The wood beads are highlighted by…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Wow, how beautiful! Great selection of stones. The colors are wonderful, and the caterpillar lends such…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall?”:
    “I love the flower, and agree with Gail that it looks like a C Koop piece.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is really beautiful. I love the tiger eye and the wonderful copper wirework. That tassle…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Gifted”:
    “Another oh, woooow piece!! I like the chartreuse (maybe yellow) with the wood. This…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “I took a Class”:
    “Oh woooow! This is so very pretty and looks so complicated for a group of…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “I took a Class”:
    “That musta been some class! Wow! I think your wirework is so exciting and beautiful!! It…” read »

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    Idania F on “Nature's Treasures”:
    “Gorgeous…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall Tones”:
    “Another terrific piece! I did miss seeing your little friend. The bail design is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Haha, yes, he matches.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “This is absolutely gorgeous, even your little friend blends in nicely with the necklace. Is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Oh wow, that must have been my phone trying and failing to auto correct! It's citrine.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank you! I am not usually very creative with bails, but a simple loop was just…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall?”:
    “I agree with Gail! I also love the acorn you made! I'd take bushels…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Fall Tones”:
    “I like your choice of stones to accompany the pendant, and the bail design.…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Hmmm ... I can't find anything on corrine.…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to look twice to see your little friend! :D I never heard of Corrine,…” read »

Challenge Yourself!


About this design:

Have you tried any of the many jewelry challenges offered out there...magazine, jewelry supply sites, blogs?? If not, I encourage you to give one a try sometime. I have particularly enjoyed the Art Bead Scene's monthly challenge using a variety of fine art. This month's was a gorgeous Japanese woodcut. Here's my entry. I enjoy the challenge and stretching myself to see what creative piece of jewelry lurks inside each art work. The scrolled beads didn't make it into the bracelet, but I'll definitely be using them in another piece. I made them to look like antique cinnabar.

Components:

Handmade poly clay focal by me, dyed chunky coral, a few sparkly crystals, a tassel for fun.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    You did great… Love this design!

  2. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Fab design and piece!

  3. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Perky!! :D

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    JC Hamm says:

    Stunning work,I love the clay focal you made.
    :)

  5. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Gorgeous! You continue to amaze and inspire me. =^__^=

  6. Gramnan
    Gramnan says:

    Great work..I would wear this in a heart beat!

  7. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    Great job! I love the scrolled beads too and have no doubt you’ll find a fantastic use for them.

  8. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Fabulous!! Great work :D

  9. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Gorgeous! Love your focal. :)

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love your interpretation of Toshi Yoshida print :D

  11. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Gorgeous!

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Fantastic! I really love the focal bead you made and the ones you didn’t use as well.

  13. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Wow this piece is amazing! I love your creativity, it really inspires me. Thank you!

  14. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Beautiful work! Love the piece & love the extea beads. Hope u will post a pic when u do use them!! Envious of your work!!

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    DbnRose says:

    A truly beautiful piece. Congratulations.

  16. KATHERINE T
    KATHERINE T says:

    I really like this piece. I especially like the color because it is red and it really pop!

  17. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I love everything about this piece! This is what I aspire to. Hope some day I’m half as good as you!

  18. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I love how your bracelet came out… and so impressed with the polymer clay pieces you created. (and the woodcut is so attractive, too. It may be inspiring me to try cherryblossom oink w/cinnabar.)
    Oop, typo should be cherryblossom PINK…. but too funny to erase!

  19. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Oooh, just checked out Art Bead Scene, was pleasantly surprised that the featured Designer of the Week is our Lima Beading Friend Linda, of Diva Designs!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great design!

  21. ginAveri aka Dee
    ginAveri aka Dee says:

    It’s nice to see3 someone is not afraid to work with the coler RED. I love this bracelet. Really nice work.

  22. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Oh, my! So glad you all think this is a cool piece. The red makes me happy, happy inside, too. Stop by the Art Bead Scene Blog on Feb. 28th to enjoy everyone’s design results for this challenge.

    And Eeka Mouse, I thought quite a lot about going with the pink cherry blossoms…so delicate. So do please post your creation for us to enjoy if you do decide to pursue that. And BRAVO, absolutely, for Lynda at Diva Designs for her stunning poly clay red jade earrings.

  23. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I thought I commented! :( Awesome design! Love the brightness of the reds!!

  24. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Great design! Love the roll up beads too.

  25. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Wow! I love, love, love this bracelet, and your beads!

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