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Lampwork, Crystal, and Sterling Silver Bracelet


About this design:

A 15x 28mm gorgeous violet raku lampwork bead is the lovely centerpiece of this quite striking bracelet. This gorgeous bead sits between 2 violet crystals and 2 very unusual Bali sterling silver filigree beads. All this is accented by sterling silver beads and more violet crystals. A simple Bali toggle finishes the look of this gorgeous bracelet which is just about 7 inches long.

Components:

lampwork focal bead, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver smooth round beads, Bali sterling silver beads and clasp

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    This is GORGEOUS, Margo! That lampwork bead is fantabulous, and you’ve really showcased it here! Love it!

  2. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Oh My Gosh – The lampwork bead is amazing – so many gorgeous colors and you accented it beautifully.

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a stunning focal bead and beautiful bracelet design to accent it, Margo!!! Love this!!! :D

  4. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    This is a stunning focal bead! Simply Beautiful!

  5. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    What a totally exquisite focal bead, Margo. You’ve created a lovely setting for it!

  6. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    The focal bead is beautiful! Very pretty bracelet! I love the violet color, reminds me of tanzanite.

  7. Beadlady5
    Beadlady5 says:

    thanks guys–I wish I could make that bead–but, dh won’t allow me to wield a torch around him–hmmm, wonder why LOL

    Btw, Lyn–how did it go with getting lampwork beads?

  8. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Beautiful bracelet! The lampwork bead is awesome.

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Margo, I’ve found several lovely ones at the sites you recommended. Thank you so much!!! I told all the ladies I bought from that you recommended them, too, and they seemed very pleased to hear that. :D

  10. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Which sites are those, Margo and Lynn?

  11. Violet
    Violet says:

    WOW !!!!!!! LOVE THIS BRACELET !!!!!!!
    Gorgeous focal bead and it all goes together so well.
    And oh , I love the color too !!! LOL !!!
    Just perfect !

  12. Chicky ChaCha
    Chicky ChaCha says:

    This is so beautiful. I love it and would wear it in an instant! So feminine. Would you mind sharing where you got such a gorgeous focal bead? You did an awesome job on this bracelet!!!
    :)

  13. lizbeads
    lizbeads says:

    I agree – this is gorgeous! My favorite colors! Where did you find such a great focal bead?

  14. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    A wonderful lampwork bead, and you have made a great bracelet! :-)

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    This bracelet is simply stunning! Count me in as one of the inquiring minds that would like to know where you got that gorgeous focal! :D

  16. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Ditto to Grammy Chick!!! :D

  17. althena
    althena says:

    I love the look of this… I’d never have thought to do something like that but it’s amazing! :)

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