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    S KatollakaSue on “Fish on”:
    “Your fish is wonderful! I really like the combination of the hefty dark chain, the abalone…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “copper blue”:
    “What an interesting piece! The three views are so different that it almost looks like a…” read »

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    T thornton on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
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    T thornton on “Spring Birds”:
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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
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    Fresh Baked on “Beaded Hairpins”:
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    kye on “Finally”:
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    Maggies Mom on “Spiral Dance”:
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    Maggies Mom on “odalisque”:
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    Maggies Mom on “Finally”:
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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
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    Crystal Canary on “Patina Queen”:
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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “no, each step really is simple. there are only so many ways one can…” read »

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    kye on “whirlpool”:
    “Beautiful! Love the gradated pearls inside the spiral. Such a nice touch.…” read »

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    Rocky D on “Patina Queen”:
    “Were did the leaves come from. If you don't mind me asking?…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “whirlpool”:
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    Crystal Canary on “Beaded Hairpins”:
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    Crystal Canary on “Easy Does It”:
    “Sometimes simplicity has a lot to say! You could create a hold variety of pieces,…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Again, just wow! I'm going to try the spiral-love the look of it!…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “odalisque”:
    “Wow, this is so gorgeously intricate. And there's no earthly way I could ever come close…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Finally”:
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    Crystal Canary on “Finally”:
    “I just love that you made so many of the components. I especially like all…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, you are so funny, I'm chuckling now...surely not simple. Beautiful design with such intricate…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spiral Dance”:
    “The square/spiral wire combo holding the cab is amazing! Including the instructions really helps all…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “whirlpool”:
    “Robert, this is so beautiful! I really like the pearls and tiny seed beads wrapped…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
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    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “OK....this is totally the look I'm trying to achieve, but sadly never do! I'm in…” read »

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    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

Productive Day with Petra #3


About this design:

If any of you have ordered from Petra at ScorchedEarthonEtsy, you know she sends awesome freebies. These 2 pieces were a pleasant surprise. :)

Components:

Petra's pieces. Czech glass. Lots of swirls with Vintaj Parawire. btw: I've tried other brass wire, and the Vintaj is SO much better! go for it!

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Julie, you found the perfect use for them! :) I am stockpiling my freebies to possibly put them all (or most) on one necklace. :)

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Sadly — or happily — I have WAY too many freebies which means I have ordered WAY too often. I just love to look at them. I’m not willing to part with them. Yet… :)

  3. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    These are my next Petra project! They are called Gray Lustre… SO SO pretty! I matched them with a soft lavender-grey turbine. I’ll get to them soon and share them with you… :)

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  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Oh geez , those are gorgeous! I have them in the pink with spots. :) I can’t wait to see what you make!!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Great designs Julie!

  6. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very interesting and different.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    OOOOOO! Love this!
    Just so you know, thanks to you Julie and Becky, I finally took the leap and made my first purchase from Petra several days ago. (Now I gotta’ wait for them….sigh)
    Julie, I got some of those Grey Lustre drops too! Love that you got spikes too. Can’t wait for your next design!

  8. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I just got my first order from Petra last week, and was so pleasantly surprised by all the little extras!
    Love how you’ve worked with yours here. I sketched some omega and inverted-omega wirework ideas for earrings….you’ve demonstrated that they can be great as a scaffolding for a pendant, too!

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the colors in this, and how you strung the focal! Beautiful!

  10. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    This is SO pretty Julie! I love your wirework too! the pieces from Petra you all use are so unique and interesting, so I think I’ll have to check out her shop. ;)

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love what you have done, great wire work and I like your other beads, I’m stockpiling my freebies too :D

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