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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.


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. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas 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:


  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
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  25. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

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

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    LoveandZenJewelry says:

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

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