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Salsa With a Twist


About this design:

I was going to upload this design, then I saw Laud's new piece "Wave". I feel totally inferior now! LOL Anyway--the temp is in the 90s and the humidity is high...we call it "air you can wear". I felt this bracelet suited the heat and humidity! LOL

Components:

OK...here goes! 6/0 light and dark orange and red seedbeads, 4mm green stone beads, 8mm green glass beads, olivine patterned coins beads, antique gold rectangular metal beads, round antique gold beads, 6mm red stone beads, faceted red rondelles, 6mm yellow glass bead, brown waxed linen cord, gold textured metal button for closure...whew!

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  1. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    The first word that came to mind was SALSA… then I noticed your title! :) Love all the textures.
    It’s super hot and humid here too. You can “smell” the water in the air.

  2. Octobermom
    Octobermom says:

    A punchy, fruity, skittle-y look. Cute.I’m relatively new on the board, so I’m glad to be first to post. Thanks for sharing..

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very nice. I thought salsa right away, too! :)

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Hot and sizzle-y! Love the colors and texture, beautiful!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Loving it, my first thought was salsa too :D

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Hot, hot, hot! Both the weather and the bracelet! Love the title too!

  7. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Muy caliente! Love it!

  8. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Ohh,very nice. I’m thinking mango,melons,green grapes,peaches,etc. I love a festival of color.

  9. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Thanks so much everyone! Y’all are great!

  10. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Love your sassy salsa!!

  11. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Oh, so very yummy! :)

  12. Laud
    Laud says:

    I love the colors. I did one with reds and chartreuse, but the rose peach is inspired, and the accent beads are so interesting!

  13. Nafri aka Nanci
    Nafri aka Nanci says:

    N4B, oooh spicy! Really like these colors together. I’ve seen so many great bracelets on this site lately (a lot of them your’s).

    I’m going to have to re-think not wearing them. Every once in a while I remember that I have some great bracelets and I put one on. But most often I space them out. Maybe if I hang them someplace obvious I’ll get a clue.

    Anyway this is another winner!

  14. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Thank you Karen, Julia, Laud and Nanci. No greater praise is there, than that which comes from your peers! Nanci–I am all about bracelets! LOL I rarely wear necklaces, as they just seem to annoy me after an hour or so! I like them, but its just easier for me to wear bracelets–I guess that’s why I’ve made a ton of them! LOL

  15. franny
    franny says:

    love those sizzling hot colours!…especially the little yellow tomato/capsicum/corn tucked in there with the red & green

  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I love it…bright, colorful, summery.
    I totally umderstand the inferiority complex that hits.when Laud post a new piece..lol. But then I think to myself ” self..your jewelry is also attractive in a different way”.

  17. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Loved your comment about thinking your bracelet was “inferior” – - but it’s really spectacular and just the kind of jewelry for a really hot day. Elegant is great, but spicy is sometimes even better – - -

  18. Laud
    Laud says:

    That’s the thing about jewelry: There is no one style. Anything from rags to diamonds qualifies. The only guideline I use is to keep a constant mood within one piece. This one is cheerful, lively, bright–perfect.

  19. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love your spicy color palette in this fun bracelet!

  20. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Love your choice of colors, inspired!

  21. Gramnan
    Gramnan says:

    Yum!!! Love the colors. Wonderful design. I have a question. I have used waxed linen only once and hated it. Thought it was too sticky and gummy. Is this true? So many are using it lately,maybe I should give it another try. I. Really like your design.

  22. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Gramnan….I can certainly relate to your “Sticky” concerns about waxed linen! I was the same way at first, and just stuck it back in the drawer. Then when the 1mm leather cording didn’t work with most of my beads, I went back to give waxed linen another try. I have used it alot ever since, especially on designs like this one. I have no trouble at all with stringing the beads. I would advise using the thinner 2 ply one. Let me know how it goes!!

  23. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Laud…thanks so much! All of you are not only a wonderful source for inspriation and education, but also so supportive! A HUGE Thank you to everyone for the wonderful comments and support!

  24. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    LOve it!

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