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  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “I took a Class”:
    “This necklace looks very complex for a beginner. But, you did a great job for the…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Gifted”:
    “Pam is right! The necklace has a great ethnic vibe! The wood beads are highlighted by…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Wow, how beautiful! Great selection of stones. The colors are wonderful, and the caterpillar lends such…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall?”:
    “I love the flower, and agree with Gail that it looks like a C Koop piece.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is really beautiful. I love the tiger eye and the wonderful copper wirework. That tassle…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Gifted”:
    “Another oh, woooow piece!! I like the chartreuse (maybe yellow) with the wood. This…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “I took a Class”:
    “Oh woooow! This is so very pretty and looks so complicated for a group of…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “I took a Class”:
    “That musta been some class! Wow! I think your wirework is so exciting and beautiful!! It…” read »

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    Idania F on “Nature's Treasures”:
    “Gorgeous…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall Tones”:
    “Another terrific piece! I did miss seeing your little friend. The bail design is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Haha, yes, he matches.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “This is absolutely gorgeous, even your little friend blends in nicely with the necklace. Is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Oh wow, that must have been my phone trying and failing to auto correct! It's citrine.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank you! I am not usually very creative with bails, but a simple loop was just…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall?”:
    “I agree with Gail! I also love the acorn you made! I'd take bushels…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Fall Tones”:
    “I like your choice of stones to accompany the pendant, and the bail design.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Hmmm ... I can't find anything on corrine.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to look twice to see your little friend! :D I never heard of Corrine,…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to add a third picture that shows my little caterpillar friend that came to…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “P. S. Thanks for the info on the red brass, I bought some and love it!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I'm facinated by those loops too and have also wondered how you made them so perfect!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Fall?”:
    “Love the bracelet! You did a great job on the flower, it looks like a C-Koop…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is a piece of artwork! How do you get your loops so perfect? …” read »

  • Creel U
    Creel U on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I like the washer. A bit of the not expected and strong.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Ditto to all, and the asymmetry seems like you get two for the price of one!…” read »

  • Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow gorgeous piece !!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I knew this was yours before I scrolled all the way down! I love tiger eye,…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow...this is fabulous. I love the dangle part in front. I love the asymmetry. I…” read »

  • RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs on “Vintage Green Sparkle Necklace”:
    “So simple and pretty…” read »

  • RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs on “A Bit of Boho”:
    “This just makes me want to bead - I absolutely love this design :) …” read »

Ethnic fusion


About this design:

I used the patina to add color to the African brass bead and matched that with turquoise and yellowish Indonesian seed beads.

Components:

African brass,leather cord, waxed linen, Vintaj patina all LB. Indonesian seed beads from my stash.Handmade brass clasp.

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the mustard mixed with the turquoise. This is gorgeous Asia! Do you sell your stuff?

  2. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Beautiful!

  3. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    So gorgeous!!!

  4. miss e
    miss e says:

    Sweet focal!
    Where do you get the Indonesian seed beads? They are so pretty!

  5. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    This is so cool!

  6. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Wow, this is so cool, funky and colorful, love it!

  7. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    That focal bead is gorgeous and I love the colors! I really like this style of bracelet. I am with miss e….where do you get the Indonesian seedbeads???

  8. CAS
    CAS says:

    Oooooohhhhh … aaaaaaahhhhh … WOW!!! Love the color combo … the clasp … the focal … well, I love everything about it. :D

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Love the design, the colors, everything! A fab piece, Asia!

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you so much, girls. Wanda, I don’t, but I might take a plunge as more and more I have been asked to sell. Miss e and Need4Beadz, I get them from a store on Etsy Yukidesigns.

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Great colors Asia. I love the patina on the brass bead and the design.

  12. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Love it, Asia! :)

  13. miss e
    miss e says:

    Thank you!

  14. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful Asai. I too wondered if you sell your pieces? I think you would do well.
    Unless you want to keep everything for yourself. ha ha ;)

  15. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    oops. of course meant to say ‘Asia’

  16. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Thanks so much Asia!

  17. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Asia, another beauty! I love what you did to the African brass bead. I have a few of them and hadn’t thought of a design yet.
    You know I love to steal ideas!!! This one will end up on my “idea list” as Becky’s!!! :)
    I’ve shopped from Yukidesigns too. I got some of the Greek spacer beads. Haven’t found time to use them yet.

  18. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love this, Asia!!!

  19. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    Wowza Asia this is a fab piece. I admire your work, original with an ethnic flair, well done. Now go and sell, sell sell.
    Thanks for sharing where you got the seed beads, nice of you.

  20. Janet B
    Janet B says:

    You are very talented. You NEED to sell your beautiful creations. Thanks for the tip on Yukidesigns. I live in Canada so they are perfect for me.

  21. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you, glad I could help :D

  22. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Another great original, Asia ! Would never have guessed that your focal started out as an “ordinary” African brass bead – - and you’ve inspired me to try patina on several that I have – - thanks.

  23. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wonderful colors and love the patina on the brass bead. I’ll join the crowd in saying you should sell your stuff!

  24. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    Fabulous! Perfect summer accessory :-)

  25. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Very nice !

  26. Laud
    Laud says:

    Striking piece! I, too, love the mustard with the turquoise.

  27. Old Beaded Lady Chris
    Old Beaded Lady Chris says:

    Asia, nice ethnic touch to this piece. Just admiring it gives me a sense of some distant market place in downtown Nairobi. Love the colors as they reflect the boho chic expressiveness. Very nice.

  28. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Asia, I’m not sure what’s left to say, so I’ll just say “ditto” to all the comments! I love the colors & design! Also, I agree with the others that your designs would sell very well! :D

  29. HeidiG
    HeidiG says:

    Gorgeous! Love the colors of those beautiful beads.

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