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Ready for winter


About this design:

I was hoarding the GGS hedgehog for a long time, finally decided to use him in a bracelet.

Components:

GGS hedgehog and nut, Sea Shore Glass bead, Jasper sticks, Pyrite are from Lima. Wood beads, lucite,Howlite beads, seed beads from my stash. PC mushroom and handmade copper clasp.

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  1. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Love the flow of this bracelet, as well as all the special little touches. beautiful!

  2. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love the hedgehog! He is cuter than cute and you’ve done him proud!

  3. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Ooo I love hedgehogs, and you gave him a perfect home. This is really pretty Asia!

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Something about the GGS beads that make me want to add some fun into the design, and that’s what I see in this piece! Love how you showcased the little guy with the colors and all your extra special touches! Love it!

  5. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    I love all the interest in this piece, and the pops of color are perfect!

  6. picklesandbeans
    picklesandbeans says:

    UMMM…WOW! Just WOW…Asia this is such a cute and beautiful bracelet! The colors are wonderful and remind me of a walk in the woods when the leaves are changing but there are still some greenery left too…LOVE THIS! How do you do your clasps? I adore this clasp…I am always trying to find ways to make clasps but I don’t always succeed! (mind if I steal it?) ;)

  7. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Love the colors and the clasp is FANTASTIC!!!

  8. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is a beautiful piece, Asia! Love the colors and your clasp is just perfect!!

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you so much everyone, had to pull him out of the shop, he needs to be redone, just noticed after I look at the close up picture. Susie, the clasp is very easy, you start with a spiral and then do messing around with the wire, go under and make a hook that you hammer for strength, then LOS and I use a tumbler for shine and strength, but you can do it by hand too. I used a 16 gauge wire, just because it is a bracelet, I did a few for necklaces and I only used 18 gauge. I can’t give you a tut, I suck at it, like with everything else you have to practice. BTW, if you don’t want to use LOS because of the kids, a hard boiled egg works great, just smash it in a jar suspend your piece from the lid and wait, it gives a little bit lighter hue, but I like it and you can use old eggs too. :D

  10. picklesandbeans
    picklesandbeans says:

    Wow…Asia thanks a bunch! I had looked into LOS because I love the look it achieves but decided against it because I still have really little ones that are EXTREMELY curious! I NEVER knew about the boiled egg…I will have to try that! I just tried patinating copper by using vinegar which is really neat! Thanks for the info, Asia it’s much appreciated! PS I tried making a clasp for a necklace and it turned out okay! Will post it tomorrow! I love the idea! It is such a fabulous one! Your ingenuity is amazing! Wish you could bottle that and sell it!!! ;)

  11. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love this bracelet, Asia! Not sure what part needs to be redone, but you are the artist, so it’s your call!

  12. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Oh my, I almost missed this. Lovely piece as always. I like the mix of colors and who could resist the hedgehog. And the mushroom is cute as well. Great bracelet.

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    Janet Miriam says:

    Gorgeous combo of beads an d colors! What are the large orange beads?

  14. Asia
    Asia says:

    Janet, the pumpkin beads are dyed howlite.

  15. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    Great colors.

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