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    S KatollakaSue on “Owl's Nest”:
    “It's a really beautiful piece. Love the colors and components, and am severely envious of your…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love that owl bar too! The beads you put with it are perfect!…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks kye! I found a site that sells Mag-Lok clasps for 1.99 and they…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Vintaj sells a natural brass magnet clasp I use a lot. It's really strong and matches…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Gorgeous. Love the colours and the focal.. How can you go wrong with owls…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks everyone! Kye and Moogie.....helpful tips are always appreciated.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I can see why you fell in love with that owl bar. It is so neat.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love the colors of the beads & how well they go with the bar &…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Ditto! and a Fave!…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
    “So cute. Beads are also pefect compliment to the bar. I love your chain and jump…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Owl's Nest”:
    “This is so cute! Love the colors!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Absolutely, positively stunning!! You have found the perfect beads to go with the darling bracelet…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thanks, again! I am in total agreement about Rena over at Jewelry Making Journal...lots of…” read »

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    Kerrycasey1956 on “Paint Drops”:
    “Will you be getting any more of the multi color teardrop chain in? I would love to…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “All wrapped up...”:
    “I bow to your superior skills with wire! This is stunning, just so unique! Lots to…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Celestial Connection”:
    “This has an "other-worldly" look. The colors and balance are perfect. And the focal! Really beautiful.…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendant is drop dead gorgeous! The whole piece is lovely and the clasp! Very nice!…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “This is stunning! I love the colors and I, too, am a huge fan of bronze.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Awww, thanks everyone. You're the best! Got the little bells from Lima! They ARE cute! And…” read »

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    Moogie on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Hey Lynda, I know I wrote a comment but I don't see it here... So, I love…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Wow! This is so amazing! I never would have thought of putting all this together but…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The beads look fabulous with your pendent! I know how difficult it can be to take…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Gorgeous pendant - what a wonderful job you have made with it. The filigree echoes…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Just gorgeous Moogie. Such a rich looking set. There is so much to look…” read »

  • Snnje B
    Snnje B on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love it!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Oops!!! I meant to say bronze.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Beautiful set!I agree with Fresh Baked- I keep looking at the necklace and find something new…” read »

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    kye on “Earthy Mix”:
    “This is sooo beautiful! Love how the filigree compliments the detail in the pendant.…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love that pendant! Very pretty.…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Thanks so much everyone!…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Oh you are so good with polymer clay! Did you play with Playdoh alot as a…” read »

  • beadinggma
    beadinggma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Your work keeps getting more beautiful!!! The pendant is gorgeous and you have a knack…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Such a rich mix of metal and beads...especially on the layered necklace. Every inch has something…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendent is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of your PC work.…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Celestial Connection”:
    “Fun and edgy set of jewelry...Love the iridescent colors!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “A beautiful, simply elegant set where every element speaks affectionately with every other one. I'd wear…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Pendant, gorgeous. Beads, also. What really catches my attention is the clasp arrangement! It's really pretty…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Absolutely beautiful! This caught my eye as soon as I opened the page. I love your…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Earthy Mix”:
    “I love the pendant! The beads enhance it so well, also. The colors are…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Moogie, this is a great necklace to showcase each and every component of this great necklace!…” read »

Sunshine through Cloudy Skies.


About this design:

Hey-lo all you LB beaders!

So I've still been struggling with this "jeweler's block" crisis that came about a few weeks ago, and it seems I'm not quite cured, but I think it has lessened, at least.

My last post on here was a bit depressing, but it did render much helpful feedback and I was able to use the great tips you guys offered to feel confident enough to create this bracelet.

Although I'm feeling it's not quite right- a little awkward maybe?

Tell me what you guys think.
Constructive criticism is always appreciated :)

Components:

Gorgeous lampwork art bead by CatalanaGlass on Etsy, sea foam czech glass squares, rustic seed bead mix, golden and maroon czech bellflowers, all strung on waxed linnen and all handmade copper links and clasp.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Really nice design. Love the colors and the elements.

  2. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    A lot of work and thought went into this fabulous bracelet! Glad to hear you are breaking through your block.

  3. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Nice look. Glad you found your beading happy place.

  4. Jet
    Jet says:

    Thanks you guys : ) I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I keep trying anyway- so I guess that’s a good thing! (And posting on LB helps a lot, of course! )

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Since you ask for criticism… I’m not quite sure about the square glass beads: the color doesn’t seem to match (at least in the pics), and the shape clashes a bit too. But the lampwork and the rest of the beads go well together, and on the whole, this piece just brims with creativity and optimism! I’m so happy for you! And congrats on the nice clasp!! Love the wirework and the ends of the linen sticking out!

  6. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Oh Jet, this is wonderful! I love all the special surprises this bracelet contains. The multistrands are great on the wax linen and the little bellflowers are so fun. Are those your handmade copper headpins? If so, they are fantastic! Love the ‘chubby’ balls on the end of them. Your efforts on this piece should prove gratifying–nice job! :)

  7. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I think you did a wonderful job pulling all the colors from the focal! Love all your little flower dangles in-between the other beads! Great piece!

  8. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    I think you did a fantastic job on this! I love the handmade clasp, and all the elements you used. The focal is beautiful and you really highlighted it perfectly!

  9. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I’ve always loved your casual boho flare. how you throw together seemingly random colors and shapes and they just fit. I know how difficult that randomness can be to arrive at. It is hard to see what the exact colors are they look different in some of the pictures. In some I just adore the squares in the others I kinda question the color choice. I love the wide mix of shapes, keep up the effort it is well worth it!

  10. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Wow! love the colors in this. Such talent!

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Ditto most of the above. I really like the eclectic mix but i wish we could see the colors a bit better. All in all I like it and you should explore more with this blueprint! :)

  12. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Not sure how your last post was depressing….this is a great bracelet! All the color and texture fit well, and the little details pull it all together. Very nice!

  13. Inagodadavida by Eve
    Inagodadavida by Eve says:

    Hi Jet, I haven’t been on lately. Been busy setting up my etsy page (what a grueling endeavor) plus school has started, so I’m back to work. Ugh! But the very first thought that went through my mind when I saw your latest creation was,”Hey, you’re back, Jet!” Meaning your “jeweler’s block” is gone! I love your work. It is so uniquely you … vibrant and individual. Maybe you’re still feeling the strain of the block as you create but your finished product is as always, fluid and stunning.

  14. Inagodadavida by Eve
    Inagodadavida by Eve says:

    Oh, yes, one more thing … I might have to steal this design. ;)

  15. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great designs ! Love the colors!

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    Niamh m says:

    So so so stunning!! You are so talented! So unique.

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