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Beach Baby Beach Baby

About this design:

I'm close to the end of my stash of 12mm Muddy Spring Mix Pearls from special buys. If I could have I would have bought at least 10-15 strands of that mix. I wish they would become a stock item. The pale aqua and dusty teal ones are to die for. So I made a bracelet today with the pale aqua pearls and the green opal crystals that are also a special buy.

I ran to the bank immediately after making this. Upon returning home I couldn't find it anywhere. Until I looked down the hall behind this box that is sitting there. Apparently Mousey decided to help himself to.some jewelry.


Pale Aqua Shell Pearls 12mm. Green Opal Crystals 10mm. Green & Pink AB Crystals 8mm. Beach Glass Silk Ribbon 7/16. Dark Aqua Glass Pearl. Aquamarine Crystal Nugget. Brass Bead Caps, Spacer Beads, Eyepins, Jump Rings, Chain

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  1. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Beautiful bracelet, Deb! Love these colors with brass.
    BB is so cute. I have been sharing his pics with my 10-yr-old son, who is a cat fanatic. He said, “Butterball has grown!” Is he feeling better?

  2. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Forgot to say that Mousey obviously has excellent taste in jewelry. :D

  3. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Fabulous bracelet – - and no wonder Mousey wanted it (that ribbon probably helped). Thanks for sharing the photos of BB, too, Deb !

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Jolene BB is feeling better. There are still times when there is this horrible rattle sound in his throat chest area. I do a lot of back patting and he has coughing spells. He looks much bigger in the photos than he is. He is still barely taller than my foot. He is such a little sweetie too.

    Thank you Crazy Beader and Jolene.

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Spring is here! It is almost beach weather and your bracelet is perfect for that. Love the colors and the style.

    So Mousey is a jewelry thief. He looks too little and too cute to be one. Gotta love kittens. They are one of life’s Joys! How old is he?

  6. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Mousey says “Mommy is spending half her time with jewelry and the other half with that little squirt! I want attention too!”

    Beautiful colors. The ribbon is perfect.

  7. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Very pretty. In the 1st picture looks like BB is thinking “ut-oh! I got caught. He is getting so big ;)

  8. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    That is ButterBall. He is the only one left of the 2 different litters I had here. He was born rhe week before Valentine’s day…so 5 weeks.The other 3 babies all succumbed to.that awful cat flu/cold that went through my house.

    Mousey is my grown baby…the one that is my avatar.

  9. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Doh… it was Mousey who did it. ha ha

  10. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    btw: My 5 year old Hannah STILL cannot get her own tail. She behaves just like a dog and chases her tail in circles. Then she seems so offended when I laugh at her!
    BB is much smarter than the average kitten!

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    No Julie I make sure Mousey gets his lovin’…he is my baby. And he has play dates with BB. Mousey just likes my beads and the ribbon was too too much temptation.

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love the bracelet, Deb!! Those colors are perfect for a cat toy, I mean the ribbon. :) I think Mousey is paying you the ultimate compliment! And little BB is such a sweetie!! Give them both a hug from me!!

  13. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Love the colors in the bracelet, it is ohhhh so pretty, and the ribbon is perfect!

    BB is growing so fast <3 Pet all cats n dogs from me, Deb.

  14. Asia
    Asia says:

    Deb, the colors are fantastic as is the design, BB is cute as a button :D

  15. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    So pretty, Deb! And BB is a cute little squirt!

  16. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I don’t know which is cuter the bracelet or the kitty…. I guess the kitty of course.


  17. C lorenger
    C lorenger says:

    Banana, Granny I think I know your cat?

  18. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Hmmm the last comment is confusing. J wish we could edit out nonsensical comments.

  19. Kate
    Kate says:

    Great spring colors here. I wish we could get that Muddy Spring pearl set back, too. It was a great color combo– too bad it was an “oops” on the supplier’s part. Save pieces made with that under “special collection” cause it’s a one of a kind now!

  20. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Well then I have a bunch if special collection jewelry. I bought 3 strands of that in 12mm. Made my Mom’s Christmas set with the dusty teal & a set for myself. Made several things with brown & grey. Saved the light aqua for summer inspiration.
    Thank you Kate.

  21. No Photo
    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    LOVE, LOVE this Deb! Great color and design!

    And BB, I just want to hug some love into him.
    He’s so darn cute! There’s mischief in his eyes! ;-)

  22. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Love the bracelet( so wonderful spring colors) and the kitty! I am soooooooo cat person! I missed my late cat :(

  23. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Mary and Julia. I’m sorry about missing.your cat. I have extras!!

  24. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Awesome bracelet, LUV LUV LUV!! So springy and beachy, I need that, arghhh :D
    I’m a dog person but this kitty I know, could steal me heart, trop mignon! Sorry to hear you lost so many kittens :(

  25. Laud
    Laud says:

    Luscious bracelet–love how you did the ribbon– and adorable furbaby. (Those eyes! *falls over*)

  26. C lorenger
    C lorenger says:

    however, your bracett is apsolutly amazine. i love your color sceem and the arangment of color contrast with the copper and brass. Very seasonal.

  27. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I’d be tempted to drag this off to a corner myself & play with it! Love the color combo, the glossy/faceted/ribbon contrast..

  28. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Had to come back to this one. BB is so cute! And look at those big kitty paws. He’s going to be a big boy!

  29. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oh deb.this is going in my favs. I love the combination of colors,the ribbon,and the contrast of color with the metal.

  30. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you again everyone. I do appreciate all the compliments so much.

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