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Tube Wraps


About this design:

I LOVE these long tube beads from LB and thought they might work in a leather bracelet. I really like how they worked out and how this feels on my wrist.

Components:

Leopardskin Jasper, pyrite, natural red brown leather cord, GG horse button, Crazy Lace Agate, natural brown leather cord, TierraCast Bali button, C-lon cord all from LB.

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  1. franny
    franny says:

    great idea, Angela… i like tube beads too & i like bracelets wide so this achieves a funky souwest feel!

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Wow, Angela! What a great way to use those tube beads, I would never of thought of doing a wrap with them. You always have such fabulous wrap bracelets, and this one is definitely one of my favorites :)

  3. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    I love these beads also and I really like how you used them in a bracelet. They look very organic and hip.

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Wow Angela…both of these are awesome!! What a cool effect with the tube beads. They both look very rustic and natural!!

  5. Beadling
    Beadling says:

    These are both gorgeous. Your wrap bracelets are always so unique

  6. Inagodadavida by Eve
    Inagodadavida by Eve says:

    Wonderfully rich and tactile! What a creative twist on a familiar style. This is not only a beautiful piece, but chunking those tubes up all together is a genius idea. It really highlights the beauty of the stone itself. It’s much more dynamic than stringing them as onsies.

  7. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    What gorgeous jasper! And your design and finishings really show them to their best advantage!

  8. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you all so much! I’m glad you like them! :)
    I ordered a bunch more of these tubes, so I’ll be making more in other colors and patterns. ;)

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    What a great way to use tube beads! Beautiful and rustic!

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Angela, These are AWESOME! I agree with Eve, the stones really shine in these beauties all stacked side-by-side. Your bracelets are the best! :)

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very nice!! I did some of those with shorter, fatter tubes. I think it makes them very smooth on your wrist. :)

  12. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Really love the rich earthy colors in this wrap bracelet. I would have never thought to use tubes that way, very clever! Gorgeous creation.

  13. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Love the colors in these….they just ooze southwest/desert!

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

    Great-looking bracelet – tube beads are a great idea – love the look!

  15. Dill
    Dill says:

    Wow, beautiful! I agree with those above about the stones really showing themselves off in a totally different way when they’re next to each other like that.

  16. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Very cool look…love the jasper

  17. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Fabulous!

  18. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Another great design, Angela – - this bracelet popped up on my Etsy screen and I totally loved it the minute I saw it !

  19. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Ditto everyone above! The crazy lace absolutely glows! Fab design!

  20. Asia
    Asia says:

    Angela, you out did yourself, ditto to everyone :D

  21. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I forgot to ask. Does one strand to a bracelet? Thanks :)

  22. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you all so much, I soooo appreciate you wonderful comments!

    Wanda, each strand comes with 30 beads and these bracelets use 34-36 depending on how long you want it. However you could add some other beads like the pyrite rice I added to the leopardskin jasper one to make up the difference.

  23. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks Angela :)

  24. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    Aaaaa-dorable!

  25. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Wow love these!! I have to try this :D

  26. RockAngelJewelry
    RockAngelJewelry says:

    Very good idea. Love the bracelets & the beads !!

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