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Copper Lotus


About this design:

I really like wrapped bracelets but wanted something elegant or different, more than just a leather wrap. Here's one in a series of double wrap strung bracelets I'm trying out.

I wanted to stamp something on the copper disc but I don't have any stamps except letters. So I used "C" and "0" and "I" to create a flower pattern. I decided to call it an "abstract flower" design (he he). What do you all think? Does it work, or too goofy?

Components:

Carnelian tubes and cubes, red agate, sun stone, copper beads and spacers, handmade clasp and charm and copper lotus pendant.

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  1. Nafri aka Nanci
    Nafri aka Nanci says:

    Angela, I love this bracelet! It’s very rich looking in color and texture. The stamp piece you created was an excellent idea but maybe a tad too casual for the overall look. Even so, I do not feel it takes anything away from this wonderful design. Great job :)

  2. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Since I am a big copper fan, I am loving this! I think the stamped disc is great….adds a real personal touch to a lovely bracelet!

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous colors for fall and I love your abstract flower :D

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Its a gorgeous fall bracelet Angela. Love all the orangey stones with the copper. Your abstract flower is.cute.

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    So stinkin’ cute!!! Excellent idea!!

  6. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Your abstract flower is totally creative, Angela ! Wouldn’t have known how you did it if you didn’t confess – - – actually looks like some rubber stamps I’ve seen. Overall the bracelet is just stunning – - love all the carnelian, and your leaf toggle and charm are perfect here.

  7. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love the “goldenness” of the colors! They’re perfect for fall and look wonderful with the copper! I love the little flower too!! It looks like a pen and ink drawing. I would never have guessed how you did it if you didn’t tell! Wonderful design!

  8. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments! I appreciate all the input on the stamped flower. I was on the fence, but you’ve convinced me to keep it in. Thanks everyone!

  9. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wow, how gorgeous is this!!!! And your stamp worked big time. I love it. I have a ton of carnelian and some sunstone and lots of copper, hmmmmm.

  10. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    I am so ready for fall colors!! These bracelets are perfect for this season. Way to improvise the stamping, too.

  11. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Just love the colors in this, perfect for fall! The little flower looks great! I actually thought it was a flower, cause I looked at the design first then read your description :)

  12. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Gosh! How colorful and perfect for fall! Oh! I just read Wanda’s comment and I said the exact same thing! I like the abstract flower, it’s lovely!

  13. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you Nancy, FB, Wanda and JenniferLynn! I’m so glad the improv flower stamping was evident before me telling you what it was!;)

  14. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    These wrapped bracelets are all the rage, and yous is gorgeous! From the beads, to the clasp, to the dangles! LOVE!

  15. 3peepers
    3peepers says:

    I absolutely adore these colors! So beautiful! Using the letters to stamp the flower was quite ingenious and you can’t even tell! Thanks for sharing! You have so many cool tricks up your sleeve! :) Gorgeous bracelet for fall!

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