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Purple Maiden


About this design:

I fell in love with this button at Hancock Fabrics. Plus she was on sale 40% off. I've been messing around with different ideas...all made me go blah. Last week the lunch special was chalcedony tumbled nuggets and I had just sold a pink berries bracelet. So I treated myself. They came today and are perfect for the button. I had already purchased the charoite I think from the big clearance. Seed beads are from LB also, one of those free gifts I think at Christmas.
I fiddled and fiddled with trying to do a loop button clasp on this and I just didn't like it. Looked in a box and found the hook which just goes around the button shank. Better!
Another basically deal piece. The little silver beads were in one of those $1.00 pkgs.

Components:

Chalcedony Tumbled Nuggets. Charoite Polished Pebble Drop. TOHO Gold Lustered Pale Wisteria Seed Beads. Bumpy Silver Beads. Silver Hook Clasp. Silver Round Dangle. S-lon Cord.

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  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    Deb as always your design is beautiful, I love to use button and a hook too, love that button so Art Nouveau :D

  2. Laud
    Laud says:

    No one would know this was a “deal” piece if you didn’t fill us in. It looks expensive, elegant. That button is wonderful, and the blues are scrumptious.

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Wow! Deb, you make everything rags to riches!! This is fantastic!!!!! I LOVE how you think!! :)

  4. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    When I saw this I just thought, OOO la la! Deb, this is just great! you do so well scooping up all those deals and putting them together in fabulous pieces. Kudos!

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I’m always looking for the always…always. The “M” store has the.50%.off one item this week. Gotta go see what I can scoop up.
    Thank you ladies. I always appreciate your compliments.

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    That should say “always looking for the deal”….not the always.

  7. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Really awesome and I just LOVE that button.

  8. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Deb… you are so talented. I love this bracelet. Its amazing how you come up with all these. I love your stories.

  9. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    This is amazing, Deb ! Not only do you have a talent for design, you also have a true shopping talent – - -

  10. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is so pretty,Deb! Love the colors and design! Congrats!

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you! Thank you everyone!

  12. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful work, Deb! :) )

  13. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Beautiful! I wouldn’t have been able to resist that button either. :)

  14. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks Julia & Jolene. Hancock fabrics has some omcredible buttons. I have always had a thing for buttons.

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Gaa… that should say incredible.

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