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Kazuri Copper


About this design:

I've noticed for awhile now that some
bead crafters are going by way of Africa with their expertise. I wanted so bad to make my own bracelet as well.
I wanted something with earthy colors rich with raw metal to give it that tribal ethnic touch. The photo doesn't do it justice !!! Looks better with the natural eye.

Components:

Two bracelets connected together with copper findings. The main bracelet is three pita-pats in greens with a brownish copper blend. I also used the tiny matching beads to incorporate into the two bracelets. Just love the glass pearls now that you can find them in just about any color. These are close to the green in the beads. I used this really wild antiqued copper metal spacers beads. The wired look gives the bracelets a polished look that I was looking for. The Kazuri beads are handmade and I wanted to achieve that in my design.



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  1. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Gorgeous beads and the copper works so well with them !

  2. CAS
    CAS says:

    Over time I’ve acquired a number of Kazuri beads (they go on sale on 3 different Kazuri bead sites every January), and I love them all. Each year they come up with new patterns and designs for me to drool over. I love your design … very striking use of the pita-pats and small wildflower beads. Bravo!

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    OK, now I want to play in your stash, too! :) This is very cool!!!

  4. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Well,you’ve certainly achieved the look you were going for. It’s just gorgeous! I also love the colored glass pealrs.Have you tried the Shell Pearls from Lima? Great prices,and awesome colors. I use the 12mm for stretch bracelets,and they’re so much fun. Very light weight too.

  5. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Very beautiful design. I like the copper beads you used to accent the lovely autumn colors.

  6. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely!

  7. B Witzel
    B Witzel says:

    Isn’t Mother Nature awesome with the colors she usesfor these stones. You did an awesome job on this bracelet.Love it.

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Big fun of Kazuri beads myself, lovely :D

  9. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Those copper spacers are a great compliment to those gorgeous beads. Beautiful design!

  10. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Fabulous! Love everything about it! Those spacers are awesome as are the colors of your main beads!

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