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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

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    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “woohoo. can add them back this way. …” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “oh crap it took the in process pics away for some reason. They may help simplify…” read »

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    Joy9sage on “Swirling Earrings”:
    “I am assuming these are double-sided? I do love them.…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “I can see the young girls going after these for prom. The are so creative!…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
    “Great wirework! Those seed beads must be as small as black pepper flakes.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Easy Does It”:
    “For me personally, I am drawn to simple designs. I love the Czech bead and your…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I totally agree with everything that's already been said.…” read »

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    jdtt on “whirlpool”:
    “Your wirework is admirable and simply lovely to behold! What may be " painfully simple" to…” read »

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    Chicky Red-haired Grammy on “Spring Birds”:
    “C.C. We are coming up to the first anniversary of our daughter's death by heroin; I…” read »

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    kye on “Felted Beads!”:
    “I agree-these are so cool. Great variety of colors so I bet they sell in your…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I love this! Everything is wonderful, but i especially like the patterned fabric with the…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Little House”:
    “Just great!…” read »

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    MH on “I think I like it?”:
    “Great job!!! I used to make jewelry specifically for plus sized women and these pieces…” read »

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    MH on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “I love this piece! I've put shell and seed beads with dragons in the past,…” read »

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    MH on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC- You're an inspiration to me. I think all this creativity has been building up…” read »

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    MH on “Little House”:
    “This is a wonderful one of a kind necklace! Beautiful work!…” read »

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    MH on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “WOW!!! Wonderful color combination and design!…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Little House”:
    “Just adorable! Very impressive work...the leather is a perfect addition!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC so sorry to hear about your father. I know how hard it is as…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Felted Beads!”:
    “Way cool Lauren! You are continuing to grow your creatvity even though school is keeping…” read »

  • jdtt
    jdtt on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “Beautiful, evocative, magical! Love the " shore mist" colors.…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Felted Beads!”:
    “What a cool concept! I really like the variety of colors. These should sell…” read »

  • GemstoneChick aka Lauren
    GemstoneChick aka Lauren on “Felted Beads!”:
    “Aww, thank you! Medieval Momma, they are on my etsy shop and I hope to upload…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Felted Beads!”:
    “So cool! Are these in your Etsy shop?…” read »

Sunset Bracelet

About this design:

With this bracelet, I wanted to focus on the delicate nature of the stone & vermeil links. To achieve this, I created 3 bracelets in one using 3mm beads, seed beads, waxed linen and leather all in complementary colors to bring out the twilight glow of the sun setting.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 16" 2-ply Irish waxed linen
  • 16" 4-ply Irish waxed linen
  • 2 9" 3mm leather lace
  • 1/2 strand of 3-4mm faceted rondelle
  • 1/2 strand of 3-4mm tumbled nuggets
  • 2 TierraCast large hole nugget heishi 5mm
  • 1 TierraCast barrel
  • 3 gemstone links in gold vermeil
  • 18 8/0 metallic seed beads

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut your 16" length of 2-ply Irish waxed linen in half. Attach the gemstone link by knotting to Irish waxed linen.
Step 2:
String faceted rondelles onto the 2-ply Irish waxed linen on either side of the bead link. The total length of my strand came to 7".
String tumbled nuggets onto the 4-ply Irish waxed linen.
Step 3:
Placing several knots throughout the length of your beaded strands while stringing makes a nice embellishment.
Step 4:
Knot the ends of the 2 beaded bracelet strands together.
Step 5:
For the leather bracelet strand, connect the gemstone links using the 6mm etched jump rings.
Step 6:
Attach the leather to the end jump ring on either side of the link pair using an overhand knot.
Step 7:
Line up all of your bracelet strands and knot together using an overhand knot at each end.
Step 8:
Slide tails (2 Irish waxed linen & leather lace) in opposing directions through the TierraCast barrel. Once you have passed all ends through the barrel, even them out and knot the separate side tails together 2"-3" from the knot joining all of the strands.

Buy Products from this Design

Saddle Deertan Leather Lace 3mm
per foot: $0.70
Piece $0.74

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Measurements: 2x4mm hole

13" strand $14.70
½ strand (loose) $7.85

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Fascinating! When you mix mediums like that it looks so cool! When I do it, it looks like 4th grade art class. LOL

  2. A me
    A me says:

    Yes yes yes,your use of colors are so great,a winer in by book!

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the colors you chose for the beads, and you complimented them nicely with the wax linen! Gorgeous, Ali!

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Your design is, as always fantastic, love the eclectic mix :D

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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

    A WINNER !

  7. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    FANTASTIC! Those colors are awesome together, who knew? :-) Love the design too. Hope you’re planning on getting more Druzy in stock!!

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  9. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Can I ditto what Cindy said? I was thinking the same thing. My first reaction was,”How did she make that work?”
    It’s fabulous!! Your work is always a cut above.

  10. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    It’s – really REALLY lovely and so noticeable. It’s perfect.

  11. franny
    franny says:

    love it!!!

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Thanks Ali for sharing how to connect the three strands and make the sliding closure! I’ve seen something like it, but not with instructions. I’m going to copy this — in some form… :-)

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    C Miller-Day says:

    I’m a newbie at this jewelery making. That bracelet is awesome.
    thanks for detailed instructions and list of items to purchase. I’ll “try” to copy.

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