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  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “I took a Class”:
    “This necklace looks very complex for a beginner. But, you did a great job for the…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Gifted”:
    “Pam is right! The necklace has a great ethnic vibe! The wood beads are highlighted by…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Wow, how beautiful! Great selection of stones. The colors are wonderful, and the caterpillar lends such…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall?”:
    “I love the flower, and agree with Gail that it looks like a C Koop piece.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is really beautiful. I love the tiger eye and the wonderful copper wirework. That tassle…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Gifted”:
    “Another oh, woooow piece!! I like the chartreuse (maybe yellow) with the wood. This…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “I took a Class”:
    “Oh woooow! This is so very pretty and looks so complicated for a group of…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “I took a Class”:
    “That musta been some class! Wow! I think your wirework is so exciting and beautiful!! It…” read »

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    Idania F on “Nature's Treasures”:
    “Gorgeous…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall Tones”:
    “Another terrific piece! I did miss seeing your little friend. The bail design is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Haha, yes, he matches.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “This is absolutely gorgeous, even your little friend blends in nicely with the necklace. Is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Oh wow, that must have been my phone trying and failing to auto correct! It's citrine.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank you! I am not usually very creative with bails, but a simple loop was just…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall?”:
    “I agree with Gail! I also love the acorn you made! I'd take bushels…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Fall Tones”:
    “I like your choice of stones to accompany the pendant, and the bail design.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Hmmm ... I can't find anything on corrine.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to look twice to see your little friend! :D I never heard of Corrine,…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to add a third picture that shows my little caterpillar friend that came to…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “P. S. Thanks for the info on the red brass, I bought some and love it!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I'm facinated by those loops too and have also wondered how you made them so perfect!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Fall?”:
    “Love the bracelet! You did a great job on the flower, it looks like a C-Koop…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is a piece of artwork! How do you get your loops so perfect? …” read »

  • Creel U
    Creel U on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I like the washer. A bit of the not expected and strong.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Ditto to all, and the asymmetry seems like you get two for the price of one!…” read »

  • Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow gorgeous piece !!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I knew this was yours before I scrolled all the way down! I love tiger eye,…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow...this is fabulous. I love the dangle part in front. I love the asymmetry. I…” read »

  • RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs on “Vintage Green Sparkle Necklace”:
    “So simple and pretty…” read »

  • RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs on “A Bit of Boho”:
    “This just makes me want to bead - I absolutely love this design :) …” read »

THE Red Cuff


About this design:

I don't usually work with red or at least this much red. Color wise it is outside my comfort zone. But I wanted to play around with a number of reds and shade off into yellows and oranges so this was the results.

Components:

14 and 24ga copper wire, red druk beads, velvet red glass beads, red miracle beads, FP red, orange and yellow Czech beads and my favorite FP Czech beads...fuchsia and cantaloupe from LB!

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Wow. This is stunning. Love the shades of red. And it looks great with the copper.

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

    My thought exactly – WOW – eye-catching – beautiful!

  3. deleted
    deleted says:

    Delightful!

  4. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Gorgeous!

  5. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    I love reds, and yellows and especially orange, so I am in love with this. Your wire work is stunning too. I just love the combination of elements, it all works beautifully together. Gorgeous!

  6. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    The colors work so well together and the cuff is so pretty! Nice job! I would wear this often!

  7. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    A-d-o-r-e it!!!

  8. S Clifton
    S Clifton says:

    I love this ,beautiful piece.

  9. Copenhagen Statement
    Copenhagen Statement says:

    Really beautiful wire Work :-)

  10. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Super lovely, this reminds me of a Caribbean party, love it! Colors & design are fab! Well done

  11. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Love this…I would never think of those colors with copper but it works beautifully.

  12. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Nice wire works. Colors pop!

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for all of the comments and compliments everyone. I finished this cuff in record time for me. Just couldn’t put it down but had to call it a day when my fingers got tired and my eyes didn’t want to focus any longer. :D

  14. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Wow LRC, you have done it again! Love the colors, it’s a real eye catcher! Gorgeous!

  15. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Another fabulous piece of wirework! Love the eye-popping colors in this one!

  16. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    This is super-cool! The colors, the design, everything about it! Do you plan out the bead design within the frame–or does it just come together? I love how the center section looks like a butterfly amidst a beautiful patch of flowers! Great job! :)

  17. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Oh, I forgot to ask, do you use one super long piece of 24 gauge wire or smaller sections? I really do want to try this one out! Thanks. :)

  18. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Yes, eye-catching! And so interesting from every angle!

  19. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Gee whiz. You all make the start of my day really great. Thanks for the compliments. :)

    Crystal Canary, when I make one of these cuffs I plan the shape of the frame and the colors I will use but the arrangement of the beads isn’t really planned. As I’m working I may see a pattern take shape that will give me an idea then go from there. The color is planned but the design is more random.
    The 24ga wire will get work hardened so any length more than about 18 inches gets to be a hassle. Most of the time I use about a 16 inch length. Then there is the problem of a long wire getting kinked and brittle and basically a pain to use. I’ve probably made every mistake that is possible when stringing beads and the most important thing I’ve learned is using more than 16 -18 inches can drive you mad and make you mutter unprintable words. :D

  20. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    LRC, thanks so much for sharing your experience. It is nice that we have a forum to learn from each other and share our own personal mistakes in hopes that others can learn from them and not face the same frustrations. Thanks again! :)

  21. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Very nice! This is amazing!

  22. Octobermom
    Octobermom says:

    Very nice. This is one great piece of work. The wire design is awesome, bead placement is brilliant. Your talent is astonishing.

  23. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wonderful, happy day piece!! Don’t see how you could not smile wearing this on your arm! Fantastic design and colors!

  24. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    This bracelet is completely luscious!

  25. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the colors in this one, amazing work as always :D

  26. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    I’ve enjoyed your designs from day one and this is no exception! Love it!

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