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Coral Bliss


About this design:

I've been working with a lot of beachy colors lately. This one just came about because I wanted to use more earthy tones than the usual brights and whites in summer pieces.

Components:

Feldspath nuggets, Czech glass, Toho seed beads, Vintaj chain and findings and Parawire for the clasp, all from LB. 8mm faceted coral and coral tubes, Swarovski pearls, glass pearls, recycled glass and gold spacers from my stash.

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  1. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Gorgeous!! Just enough orange too. The orange beads are great.I really like the use of the extra chain,and your finished look it fab.
    I was just reading a fashion site that says orange is the new black. there sure is a lot of it in the stores.
    I love orange. ;)

  2. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I’m loving this, especially for summer. Soft corals and brass tones are great.

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great design and I love the colors. :)

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Love it! I am a big fan of multi-strand pieces. The orange in this just makes it pop!

  5. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very pretty and elegant.

  6. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Your color mix is just perfect, Angela ! Enough coral to be bright, but not too much to scare away the colorphobic – - love your design, too, with the two different colored strands of seed beads.

  7. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Multi strand look is so in right now and this one is gorgeous! Love your eye for mixing colors in subtle palettes.

  8. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    You are just so good a mixing up the colors for these multi strand bracelets, Angela! They are so soft and fresh…great for the summer! Gorgeous!!

  9. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you all so much! I’m glad you like the color mix I used. I too love those 8mm faceted coral beads. I got those in trade with one of our fellow LB chickies. Love them and thank you!

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Coral beauty, loving it perfect mix of beads :D

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love it!!

  12. Laud
    Laud says:

    Beautiful choice of elements–just right!

  13. Jet
    Jet says:

    Love these colors! It’s a beautiful piece : )

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