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About this design:

Another piece requested by Granny/Nancy. She saw a bracelet by Lynda aka Fresh Baked Jewelry and wanted something similiar. Instead of the 3 chain/bead strands I did one that is a beaded pearl strand for 3 reasons. 1) pearl holes were too small for the included eyepins or the wire I had. 2) I did not want to "totally" copy her design. 3) the pearls look so cool stacked like this. I used one item from my stash and that is the wire coil bead next to the toggle.

Components:

Green agate nuggets (?). Forest green freshwater pearls. Pale green crystals. Bronze crystals. Copper spacers. Copper coil bead. Copper chain. Copper swirl togfle. Copper findings.

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Wow the website is a little slow and difficult today. I’m probably going to make a slight change to this. The agate nugget section, since it is done with eyepins not wire, I will add a copper spacer to the eye side.

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Beautiful!!!! You were right about those pearls-they look fantastic like this–kind of like peanut seed beads but with a delicious luster! I love your take on the design. the colors are absolutely perfect!

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I didn’t even notice that. Do you think it needs the added “length” of copper on that side? I think you could leave it as is.

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I might do 1 nugget and see how it looks before changing the whole thing.

  5. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    This is so totally cool, Deb ! Your design is perfectly balanced and the pearls work great as a separate strand. Bet Nancy will love it – - -

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the colors and design! The pearls really pop, and I also love them stacked. I’m sure Nancy will love it Deb.

  7. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Oh my! Yowsa! Its so striking. I don’t get why a change is needed? But I’ve only looked at it twice. Woke up with headache so will step away for a bit. But it seems perfect to me as is. But… like I said, I’m almost dizzy from the headache.

  8. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I passed by it one more time as I was going to log off LB and just thought I’d mention how much copper is going on at the clasp. It not too much – but perfect so….

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I’m sorry you have a headache Nancy. I hate when I wake up with one. Drink water…sometimes that’s all it is. Take some meds, eat something and rest.
    Thank you Becky, Wanda, & Paula & of course Nancy.

  10. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Well, I’m back and the headache is gradually going away – not dizzy – meds are kicking in. Anyway, after taking really close looks at all the pictures, girl…. I’m ready to put it on and take it out to dinner! :)

  11. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Ooooo…is this gorgeous or what?!?! Loving all the components in this one. The colors and the mix of pearls and copper just make it so elegant. That toggle is perfect…great job Deb!

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks…I just put together what Nancy sent. We email/shopped for the toggle together. It is one of my favorites.

  13. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Very pretty Deb! I really like the chain with the little crystals interspersed and the look of the stacked pearls. Where in the world did you get that coiled bead? It’s darling!!

  14. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Yes you said that coiled bead was from your stash. Do you recall where you got it. I’m trying to beef up my copper stash.

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I’m pretty sure I got that coiled bead at Michael’s…a while ago though.
    Thank you Gail.

  16. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Its gorgeous. I couldn’t find anything like it on etsy.

  17. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    What a beautiful collaboration you two have achieved in this bracelet! Love the deep green with the copper, too. Although, I’m not sure there is a color that I don’t like with copper!

  18. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Hi there this is really pretty, granny nancy and deb you know these coiled beads can be made by hand, or with a coiling gizmo..

  19. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Lush and beautiful!

  20. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Beautiful bracelet Deb. I love those pearls, they go great with the nuggets.

  21. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I’m with you FB. I never used copper but lately I’ve fallen in love with it. So many of my gems will be really enhanced by the beauty of it.

    I’m so glad I found that toggle for the bracelet. Of course, I wouldn’t go ahead and order it until Deb took a look at it and felt it was right. And now as I look at it I’m so glad — and I got one in antique silver as well.

  22. franny
    franny says:

    deliciously ENVIOUS, Deb!!!!….. Nancy, you must have a an absolute treasure chest of a stash; were those green agate nuggets from LB? & the detailed copper toggle is perfect with their smoothness!

  23. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Deb..this is another stunner. Nancy is so lucky. She’s like the Queen of Russia,who calls upon her court jeweler to do her bidding..ha ha ha! ;)
    The green pearls are yummy.such a perfect color. They do have small holes,don’t they? I guess that has to be,so they won’t split.
    Beautiful work!
    PS.GranChick..hope you’re feeling better. Wear in good health.

  24. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Believe it or not pearls have small holes because they are sold by weight. So I guess it’s a tightwad reason. With tiny holes you don’t get as many pearls. I say not fair!! I would rather have them easier to string.

    Thank you Lynda, Lynn, Susie, Angela, Franny and Nancy.

  25. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Deb, this is lovely, I love the pearls ! Great design ! Love the clasp too ! ;)

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    JC Hamm says:

    Gorgeous.:)

    ;0

  27. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous design, Deb :D

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    BeadWitchedSara D says:

    Such a beautiful example of perfection in beading. LOVE!!! WANT!!! Well, even to just have the necessary beads and things to create one that is similar. Great design besides!!!

  29. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Really nice design!!

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