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Little Striped Czechs


About this design:

When I saw the Shaggy Loops bracelet and earrings I knew I had to have them!
I found these little striped Czech beads and the tiny-bit seedbeads that matched. I think they're perfect for a rustic take on the Shaggy design.

It took about an hour to load the beads onto 8mm jumprings. Then I used the twisted jumprings to stack all the loops. I didn't have enough to make a full bracelet, but I like the half-way look. I created the chain with the rest of the twisted jumprings.

It was difficult to take pics which really showed the beads. Hannah and Heidi were quite concerned that Mama was outside and they were trapped on the porch! Such dutiful helpers!

Components:

Czech striped beads and tiny-bit seedbeads, jumprings, and lobster clasp.

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  1. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    I love these Julie! The colors are great, and the twisted jump rings really add even more interest and dimension. Two thumbs up!

  2. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    These are sublime. Kitty is cute too!

  3. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What an inspiration, Julie ! This turned out to be fabulous and I would have thought you started out with the “half-and-half” idea. Love the pictures of your kitties, too – - -

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I love the bracelet Julie (& earrings). I like it half & half. Love all the Czech beads.
    The cat’s photos are funny. One looks quite envious that you are outside.

  5. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Wonderful designs and the beads made me feel cravings… Love those czechs and seedbeads :) LB do you hear me :D

  6. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Forgot, hug Hannah and Heidi from me :)

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Julie this is fantastic, love the beads almost bought some of them on Etsy, but the shipping to Canada is so high that exceeds the value of beads, :D yes LB do you hear us :D Love the pictures of your fur babies :D

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fab design, Julie!! I have those wtisted rings but so far not many beads with big enough holes to go over them. Guess I need to keep looking! Your kitties sre too stinkin’ cute! I’m glad you have such studious watch-kitties. :)

  9. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    twisted

  10. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    I love this bracelet! Great design and those Czech beads are wonderful! I ordered a set of similar beads from Etsy just this morning. Can ‘t wait to get my hands on them!

  11. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Ps the kitties are adorable!

  12. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Very cool design!
    Pretty kitties. :)

  13. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love this design! And the kitties are adorable!

  14. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    I love it! Worth every minute! And 2 kitty helpers to boot! :)

  15. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Julie, your design with the half-way look is fabulous, wonderful work! Love your curious cute helpers

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    JC Hamm says:

    Awesome, beautiful set.Love them. Oh love your helpers as well.

  17. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Awesome Julie. Love the czech striped beads. What size are they? I want to try the shappy loop.

    Your kitties are so cute. I see you stopped giving them attn ;)

  18. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    love the design and the adorable kittys!

  19. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I like how you’ve varied the size/texture of the beads on the rings.
    Looks like the cat is saying ” Really! I’ll hold them for you! Let me out….Please?”

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    BookLoverMom says:

    Beautiful done! Great job!!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Awesome design, Julie! Love it!

  22. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Thank you everyone! I really like this set. They are pretty in a subtle rustic way. The beads wiggle when I wear them… and they makes me smile. :)

    I would guess the larger beads are roughly 6mm and the seedbeads are prob a size6. I used 8mm jumprings for the beads and my twisted rings are prob 10mm. Larger than the tutorial called for. I had 62 of the larger beads/rings and 22 of the seedbeads(3 on each ring) and I created a pair of earrings and the half-bracelet.

    I think you could do this design with nearly anything you have on hand. It was VERY easy and actually took less time than I expected.

    I confess that I heard the “click” of jumprings in my dreams last night. :(

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