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    S KatollakaSue on “Owl's Nest”:
    “It's a really beautiful piece. Love the colors and components, and am severely envious of your…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love that owl bar too! The beads you put with it are perfect!…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks kye! I found a site that sells Mag-Lok clasps for 1.99 and they…” read »

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    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Vintaj sells a natural brass magnet clasp I use a lot. It's really strong and matches…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Gorgeous. Love the colours and the focal.. How can you go wrong with owls…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
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    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I can see why you fell in love with that owl bar. It is so neat.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love the colors of the beads & how well they go with the bar &…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Ditto! and a Fave!…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
    “So cute. Beads are also pefect compliment to the bar. I love your chain and jump…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Owl's Nest”:
    “This is so cute! Love the colors!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Absolutely, positively stunning!! You have found the perfect beads to go with the darling bracelet…” read »

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    “Thanks, again! I am in total agreement about Rena over at Jewelry Making Journal...lots of…” read »

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    Kerrycasey1956 on “Paint Drops”:
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    Sophiebug on “All wrapped up...”:
    “I bow to your superior skills with wire! This is stunning, just so unique! Lots to…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Celestial Connection”:
    “This has an "other-worldly" look. The colors and balance are perfect. And the focal! Really beautiful.…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendant is drop dead gorgeous! The whole piece is lovely and the clasp! Very nice!…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “This is stunning! I love the colors and I, too, am a huge fan of bronze.…” read »

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    Moogie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Awww, thanks everyone. You're the best! Got the little bells from Lima! They ARE cute! And…” read »

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    Moogie on “All wrapped up...”:
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  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Wow! This is so amazing! I never would have thought of putting all this together but…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The beads look fabulous with your pendent! I know how difficult it can be to take…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Gorgeous pendant - what a wonderful job you have made with it. The filigree echoes…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Just gorgeous Moogie. Such a rich looking set. There is so much to look…” read »

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    Snnje B on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love it!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Oops!!! I meant to say bronze.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Beautiful set!I agree with Fresh Baked- I keep looking at the necklace and find something new…” read »

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    kye on “Earthy Mix”:
    “This is sooo beautiful! Love how the filigree compliments the detail in the pendant.…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love that pendant! Very pretty.…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Thanks so much everyone!…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Earthy Mix”:
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    beadinggma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Your work keeps getting more beautiful!!! The pendant is gorgeous and you have a knack…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Such a rich mix of metal and beads...especially on the layered necklace. Every inch has something…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendent is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of your PC work.…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Celestial Connection”:
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    S KatollakaSue on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “A beautiful, simply elegant set where every element speaks affectionately with every other one. I'd wear…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Pendant, gorgeous. Beads, also. What really catches my attention is the clasp arrangement! It's really pretty…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Absolutely beautiful! This caught my eye as soon as I opened the page. I love your…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Earthy Mix”:
    “I love the pendant! The beads enhance it so well, also. The colors are…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Bronze Beauty”:
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Waxing Poetic Turquoise


About this design:

Silly name yes.....its because the wood beads are the waxed wood. I plan on wearing it with the other turquoise bracelet. I'm still on the fence about stretchy.

Components:

Glass Turquoise Bead. Carved Wood Beads. Waxed Wood Beads.

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  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    These are so pretty! You’ve been very busy with such fab pieces!

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Oh. yeah! Those go great together!! I know how you feel about elastic. Very convenient, but is it “cheating”? :) I know how hard it is to get some bracelets fastened and elastic solves that, but it won’t last as long because the stretch will eventually die. If you can redo and fix them, no big deal, but if you sell them, do you guarantee your work?? :) I’m so confused. :)

  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    All those things are issues I have..plus it kind of limits the design. But its no different than stringing in that respect because there is limited space on a bracelet.
    I would think if you could use a double cord it would help with the durability. Might have to see.
    Fastening bracelets can be a pain. I’ve learned a brace it against my chest technique that helps. If you make them long enough that they easily fasten then they are too big.

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I think if you are.going to do stretch bracelets to sell you should use very good beads, stones, pearls. Something of quality because most people say I can buy a stretchy bracelet anywhere. I did see a technique where most of the bracelet is on beading wire, crimped, and put on 2 decorative jump rings and then a small section was added between those 2 rings that was stretchy. This section was the focal part and had different beads. It was very pretty. I’m going to try one.later. Will post if it works.

  5. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Love this pair of bracelets!

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I can’t wait to see your other technique! I have tried the double strand elastic but then you either need thin enough strands or big enough holes. :(

  7. Laud
    Laud says:

    Great colors and textures!

    How about using leather cord with crimp hooks at the ends? If you want expansion, you could use those extra jump rings or a bit of chain.

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love this one too, I do like Laud’s idea, anything that gives you some room with the size will work :D

  9. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    This is great, Deb! Can’t wait to see how the other technique works!

  10. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    I love all of your bracelets! Don’t change a thing. Their gorgeous together or worn separately! :)

  11. Frida
    Frida says:

    Deb, I love love love this design and that it goes so well with that other. Like the cones they highlight the focal!

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you everyone for the compliments.
    Aren’t those cones pretty cool. I have to.find more. They were in wally world for $1.00 pkg of 8.

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