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"Summer's End"


About this design:

I was looking through my stash of odd beads, picked out a few that I liked and came up with the idea for "Summer's End" I used a butterfly, along with shells and flowers; things that remind us of summer for the focal points in the creation. The multicolor agates are pastel colors and I used bead caps and multicolor Czech rounds for an extra pop. I also added a few faceted rainbow moonstones to complete the design in order to say good-bye to summer.

Components:

6 14mm multicolor agate rounds, 6 multicolor agate rondelles, 2 silver clew wire beads, 1 silver butterfly, shells, and flowers, various bead caps, 4 faceted moonstone rounds, 14 multicolor Czech rounds.

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  1. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    I love this! the colors are so bright and cheery, and the design is gorgeous! I love the bead caps mixed in. What a great way to use up some of your stash!

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I agree with Beadling, it can be so hard to figure out what to do with the odd and left-over beads–but this is wonderful! I love the name you selected for it, and I really like all the different silver accents. Very nice! :)

  3. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Wonderful creation…just love what can come out of our odds and ends.

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This is a fantastic way to use up all your single odd beads! It’s has a very summery fresh feeling to it. Beautiful!

  5. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Awwwwww..all the odd beads came out to play,and they all liked one another LOL ;) This bracelet is fabulous and fun! What pretty colors,and nice use of your stash. They’re not odd at all,when you mix them all together.
    The bead caps are lovely in here,and I must say that I love the pink+green at the ends. Pink and green together screams summer to me. What a happy design. I’d love to wear it.

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love this colorful fun piece. The bits of silver here and there act as a unifier for these orphan beads.

  7. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    I think I want to go bead shopping with you! What a happy way to say goodbye, I’d wear this in a heartbeat!

  8. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Lovely and a great way to use up all those beads.

  9. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    LOVE the colors in this! Perfect end of summer design! :)

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

    Pretty, fun and summery!

  11. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Beautiful! All your designs are always so bright and colorful!! I too would love to have you along to help pick out bright and unique beads!!Awesome as always!!

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