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Rustic Agate


About this design:

I really liked the Rustic Agate, but the beads were quite big, I decided to use it as a focal for a bracelet, paired it with 8 strands of Indonesian seed beads on rust colored waxed linen.

Components:

Rustic Agate, Indonesian seed beads, coconut button, handmade copper clasp and the waxed linen is from LB.

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  1. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Fantastic design! Another winner.

  2. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love this as well! The clasp is amazing!

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Just gorgeous Asia! Are the rest of the beads from your stash? Or did you order them with making a bracelet like this in mind? That focal is killer!

  4. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    This is fantastic! I love the colors, and that focal is stunning!

  5. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    It’s beautiful, Asia. I’d wear it in a heartbeat!

  6. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Me too. I’d like to be a fly on the wall when you and others are making your pieces. I have no clue about using string or whatever it is that you put the seed beads on. But I love the look. I’d like to do something like that. I have an off white pendant that nothing is coming to mind and I’d like to steal that concept of the multistrands on one side and a bulky chain on the other.

    Great bracelet. Like FB above, I’d wear it in heartbeat as well.

  7. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Asia, this is a great piece! Love the organic feel it has! Congrats!

  8. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Just fabulous!! Great bracelet!!

  9. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful and earthy

  10. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oh,how unique. It’s what I like to call Earthy bling. The copper clasp is frosting on the cake.
    You sure are on a roll !

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    Ann-a706 says:

    This is one beautiful piece! your work is superb.

  12. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Oooooh! Aaaaaaah! I’d never take this off.

  13. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Its fantastic. I always love your clasps. One day I will get to do metal working.

    Okay here’s the thing…I’ve been messing with a rhodonite (w/ black matrix) stone in a kind of similiar design. Now I’m gonna feel weird if I post it.

  14. Fenya
    Fenya says:

    Love this! How do you get the patina on the copper hook? It looks like it took multiple steps.

  15. Laud
    Laud says:

    The multiple strands do a nice job of balancing the hefty agate and coconut pieces. I like!

  16. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love the multiplr seed strands, your organic components and the wirework, of course! :) Fabulous!!

  17. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you, Deb we all do things differently, so please don’t feel weird, Fenya, yes it was first torched then LOS and then torched again :D

  18. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I feel silly Asia, but what is LOS?

  19. Asia
    Asia says:

    Liver of sulfur, it darkens metals, BTW, I had those seed beads already in my stash :D

  20. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    See I do feel silly, I knew it would be something I knew about just haven’t used it.

  21. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Oopps and thank you for answering!!

  22. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Another just simply fab piece, Asia ! You have the perfect sense of what to match with what – - -

  23. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    awesome! Love it! :)

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    Copper Penny says:

    Gorgeous!

  25. chicky zee
    chicky zee says:

    Lovely!

  26. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Hi Asia! May I ask? What gauge wire did you use? I have some 18G, and a torch, so I’m ready!
    Have been trying home made patina solutions, so will post this weekend!

  27. Asia
    Asia says:

    I used 20 gauge for wire wrapping , only because that is the only one they sell at my local hardware store, for the clasp I think I used 16, but 18 will be good too , I also buy electrical wire 14,12,10 gauge by foot and then strip it, but it is a workout and it takes for ever to do it, good look, can’t wait to see the result :D

  28. Asia
    Asia says:

    Susie, it was supposed to say GOOD LUCK!

  29. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    You must be a strong woman to strip that much wire!! I have the most fantastic mental picture of that now! :) I whine when I have to strip just enough to attach a new light fixture. :)

  30. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Becky, you are too funny!

    Will post pics if I get anything done this weekend!

  31. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Oh! I am in love with this bracelet! The components, the balance, the creativity…. mwah!

  32. Angela Biagi
    Angela Biagi says:

    Is possible to buy it?

  33. Asia
    Asia says:

    Angela, why not you can contact me via e-mail, frozennorth3@yahoo.com

  34. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Love everything about this bracelet, Asia!

  35. Angela Biagi
    Angela Biagi says:

    Asia,
    I tried to write you but the mail back to me :(

  36. Asia
    Asia says:

    Angela, I’m so sorry, I made a typo mistake, it is frozennorth3@yahoo.ca, I’m so used to type com. that I haven’t realize my mistake.

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