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Surf and Sand


About this design:

Updated version. Dangles on both sides of focal. I found tiny topaz crystals (duh...had them since Oct.) & redid the 3rd strand with them. I like it better because it brings that color from the focal to that side.


A bargain of a bracelet. The lampwork bead was in that $1.00 tray at Wally World...w/ 3 other beads. The toggle ring is one of those bezel things from an interchangeable watch. My friend Kathy gave me a box with bunches of those & the bands. I made the toggle bar. All the blue seed beads were in a bag, again at Wally World for $1.00. Most expensive items were the 3 czech beads & wire.

The babies finally had their vet appt. Friday. Lungs are clear. Got a large bottle of clavamox. A nutritional supplement to mix with their formula to get the weight back. Today everyone is playing, still sneezing, but no one sounds like they are snorting anymore. Thank you everyone for your good wishes. 1 more week and they need to find homes. Anybody?? lol

Components:

Czech glass spring bouquet. Wave lampwork bead. Various Aqua & topaz beads. Watch bezel. Copper findings. Copper wire.

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  1. Janet B
    Janet B says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!…and the fact it was such a bargain is even better!

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Beautifully done Deb! That focal looks gorgeous with those czech beads! Also love how you made your toggle clasp, very clever! :)

  3. Beadling
    Beadling says:

    I love the colors you used. Gorgeous piece!

  4. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I like it now but I’m sure it’ll be even prettier when you’re done! Post a pic of the changes you make please.

  5. stylinga
    stylinga says:

    Love this. I am new to beading and haven’t seen the kind of stuff you buy to get that look in the second picture to the left just up above that looks like a blue ear of corn. Sorry I don’t know any other way to explain it. Can you tell me what to do to get that look. Is that one thing you buy or 3 strands you make?
    Help! Thanks.

  6. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    I love it, very much!! :)

  7. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Gorgeous! I like the strand with several colors. It seems to pick up the colors in the toggle you made?

  8. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    You are so clever! A watch bezel! Wow! Those colors are perfect together! I long to go to the beach, but, alas, it ain’t cheap! :(

  9. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Deb, this is wonderful! I love the way you created the clasp. So clever! The colors go so beautifully together, too!

  10. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Am so glad your furbabies are doing better, Deb ! And nobody loves a bargain more than I do (well, except for you, maybe). Would love this bracelet even if it were made of gold, but the fact that you found everything at the big box store makes it fabulous. Last time I was there, I found some great copper findings at a steal – - – keep on shopping !

  11. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    I adore these beach-y colors! What a terrific deal this was for you. No would guess how inexpensive it was for you to make. You are one talented lady! :)

  12. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    that should say “no one would guess”…I guess it is time I should go to bed… ;)

  13. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Another great design! Dontcha love Wally World sometimes? LOL I have found quite a few of those $1 bargains there….love that! Your focal is gorgeous!

  14. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Really beautiful.

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments and compliments on my bargain bracelet. I’ve had that lampwork bead for.awhile and kept thing I should do something with it. I got lucky that my pick went POD that had those czech beads because they were a perfect match. Half strands are a bargain BTW. I’m really pleased myself…a bead that cost a QUARTER made this cute of a bracelet!!! Whoo Hoo!!

  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    @Stylinga…the thing that look like a blue ear of corn, perfect description BTW, is actually 3 strands of small beads strung on beading wire and each end is crimped to hold the beads on. I think there is a tute for crimping on here in the creat & learn tab. You can also search Google or YouTube for videos on how to string beads and how to crimp.

  17. Laud
    Laud says:

    This is awesome. You are so smart in the way you shop and repurpose!

  18. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Wow Deb. Just wow! I do love a bargain that looks like a million bucks. So creative..especially witht the watch face thingy. :)

  19. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Mahvelous Dahling! :) !! You know I’m gonna steal that toggle idea. :)

    I am sooooo happy the kitties are on the upswing. You have had enough tragedy in your furfamily. Give them all hugs from me. I wish I could come and get a couple of them.

  20. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Which part Becky…the bar or the watch bezel??
    thank you Becky & Nancy.

  21. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I thought I commented on this one. I was so enthralled with it. I must have been distraceted by something.

    Someday I’d love to send you some odds and ends of things and see what you can do with them. I love bracelets right now (among other things).

    Really what everybody has already said DITTO. Fantastic deal and fantastic design.

  22. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Well what are you interested in? I know you asked me before about this and I haven’t been ignoring you. Just have a lot on my mind and a lot of personal issues. I sometimes lose track of things on here because I’m only on a phone.
    I’m pretty good at MacGyvering things…lol.

  23. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Both, Deb, but especially that bar with beads. :)

  24. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I actually googled how to make a toggle clasp and found that…cool isn’t it? It had a beaded ring to go with it.

  25. miss e
    miss e says:

    I love your asymmetrical bracelet designs! I seem to have a hard time doing asymmetrical bracelets. :(
    Are you fostering kittens? major points if you are! I am looking forward to fostering dogs again soon.

  26. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Very pretty!

  27. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Just checking in and you always stand out.

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