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Yerevan


About this design:

Still recalling my family's trips when I was growing up, this time to Armenia.

Components:

Ethnic glass beads,Howlite bones from my stash. Round Howlite beads and Vintaj washers are from Lima beads. Handmade copper clasp.

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  1. Simply Adorned Jewelry
    Simply Adorned Jewelry says:

    I love the rich colors of the ethnic beads! They really make the rest of the colors pop. Very unique style.

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thanx :D

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

    Always love your designs; so intricate. Beautiful bracelet!

  4. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    It is darling piece, Asia :)
    Where did you travel from? You should be a Soviet citizen at the time to be able to travel there , unless you are very young now ;)

    I been in Yerevan once: with my parents when I was 14 years old. Armenians are very gifted academically and with the arts, their silver jewelry is very beautiful.We had and have a lot of Armenian friends :) Beside the point that my daughter in law father was Armenian . Her mother though was Georgian and they lived in Tbilisi… :)

  5. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Lovely…. that says it all. Love those little beads. I have a bunch and….

  6. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Beautiful!

  7. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the colors in this, and as always your gorgeous clasp!

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you so much, everyone, those ethnic beads just make a design themself . :D

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    Julia, I grow up in Poland and it was in the 60 that we spent a couple of vacation in this area, first we stayed in Sochi and traveled around Gorgia, then the next time it was Batumi with a trip to Armenia, all those trips were toured. My mother who was the globtrotter went also to Lithuania, Estonia, toured Moscau and St.Petersburg, so we could travel in the Soviet Union, but only with a tour.

  10. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love how your travels are reflected in your designs. The colors in this are wonderful. The turquoise and yellow pops with the ethnic beads make this an outstanding piece!

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Beautiful!!!

  12. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    This bracelet is just sublime.

  13. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    I like it. The beads work together nicely.

  14. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    You probably were watched closely considering the times :) Lithunia has Polish influence on their culture … :)

    I been in Poland once with my father , who was Polish. To see our relatives in Warsaw, Krakov, Katowiza… It was sooooooooo difficult for us to get permission to go though… :)

  15. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Fabulious!

  16. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Beautiful Asia! The yellow and turquoise beads accent the ethnic glass perfectly. As always your clasp is awesome! :)

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