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    kye on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful! Thanks for the instructions. Do you mind me asking how you protect your fingers? I've…” read »

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    kye on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Cool idea!…” read »

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    kye on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is such a different style from your previous bracelet. I really like this simplicity too.…” read »

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    Becca W on “Spiral Dance”:
    “this is exquisite! I can't imagine how much time and patience this took, and you are…” read »

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    Robert J on “copper blue”:
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    Robert J on “copper blue”:
    “got the antiquing done and some size reference pics. as always 5thew antiquing looks darker…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Fish on”:
    “Your fish is wonderful! I really like the combination of the hefty dark chain, the abalone…” read »

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    “What an interesting piece! The three views are so different that it almost looks like a…” read »

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    A Groundwater on “Starfish with Love”:
    “Love this. I can never tire of this type of bracelet! :) …” read »

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    A Groundwater on “💜Moonstone💜”:
    “Thanks so much, everyone! You are all so lovely and sweet :) The grey…” read »

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    T thornton on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “Love the Misty look. Like a lake in Scotland.I love the thought you put into it.…” read »

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    T thornton on “Spring Birds”:
    “I am in love with these. Couldn't be any more perfect. Your an amazing artist. Keep…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “you really should try something of the sort, just take it a step at a…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Easy Does It”:
    “A modern, simple, and effective way to show off a beautiful bead or stone!…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Great to share this time of year with proms and weddings!…” read »

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    kye on “Finally”:
    “I wondered what you were going to do with that beautiful focal. You certainly did it…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Another gorgeous work of art!…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “odalisque”:
    “I can't imagine even attempting this! Intricate, ornate, gorgeous, beautifully done!!!!…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “Finally”:
    “Love it!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “Thank you all for the complements. Sophiebug I don't try to see the holes when I'm…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Good, I am glad it is helpful. remember to not over twist the square wire…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Patina Queen”:
    “RockyD, just saw your note...the leaves are from Lima--#42368--but they are out of stock right now.…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “no, each step really is simple. there are only so many ways one can…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “whirlpool”:
    “Beautiful! Love the gradated pearls inside the spiral. Such a nice touch.…” read »

  • Rocky D
    Rocky D on “Patina Queen”:
    “Were did the leaves come from. If you don't mind me asking?…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “whirlpool”:
    “More "ooh" and "ahh"! Forget about finding needles to accommodate those seed beads-my eyes would not…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Nice idea. Really like the ones with the red pearls--they have a oriental touch to…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Easy Does It”:
    “Sometimes simplicity has a lot to say! You could create a hold variety of pieces,…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Again, just wow! I'm going to try the spiral-love the look of it!…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “odalisque”:
    “Wow, this is so gorgeously intricate. And there's no earthly way I could ever come close…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Finally”:
    “This is beautiful, especially the PC focal. Love the colors!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Finally”:
    “I just love that you made so many of the components. I especially like all…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, you are so funny, I'm chuckling now...surely not simple. Beautiful design with such intricate…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spiral Dance”:
    “The square/spiral wire combo holding the cab is amazing! Including the instructions really helps all…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “whirlpool”:
    “Robert, this is so beautiful! I really like the pearls and tiny seed beads wrapped…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
    “All of YOUR support is a tremendous comfort. Sometimes we can feel so alone in…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “OK....this is totally the look I'm trying to achieve, but sadly never do! I'm in…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

Is this better than the last one?


About this design:

Ok everyone. Thank you for your help yesteday with my original design. Now I've been in the workshop today and totally remade it! I decided to go for a wrap bracelet this time. what are your thoughts? is this better? I'm driving myself nuts over this custom order! I'm not used to working with unusual colors and odd shaped stones, lol.

Components:

emerald rough cut tear drops rose quartz chips pearlised rose seed beads silver plated goddess charm memory wire

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Kerry, your re-do sure was dramatic…I love what you did here! There is now so much texture and character to this piece. Sometimes it can be hard when we get a mind block, and starting over can often lead to fruitful results. Your friend will love it! :)

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    lewisdeborah48 says:

    Simply gorgeous! You go girl!!!

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    It certainly has more character than the previous version! That was a bit — plain maybe… This has the “it” factor! Love it, but you never know with people… still, I find that most people like those pieces that I like myself, and then a few like those that I don’t really care for!
    Yeah, I’ve also got a commission right now, with the beads chosen, and the accompanying words “just go ahead and be creative”. Aaargh!

  4. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Oh, this is beautiful…very on trend and sophisticated! Love it!

  5. Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry
    Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry says:

    Thank you everyone. And guess what? … she loved it! AND, I sent her a picture of a plain rose quartz bracelet just incase she didnt like this, and she brought them both! :)

  6. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    I love this bracelet. The colors and textures are wonderful.

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    …and tell your husband to get a lucrative hobby of his own…! (Or maybe he could help you with some practical stuff, like giving advice on machinery, drills and stuff, like mine does — THEN he can start dreaming about the Porsche :-) ) Not that mine will get any, but at least I get some of the expenses covered :-)

  8. Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry
    Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry says:

    Hehe, Monica! he is actually quite jealous of my selection of tools and drills etc. I do find him very useful for all the headache business numbers and tax filing etc though! he’s brill with numbers. :)

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Sounds great! Mine’s a bit jealous too — apparently I’ve got better pliers, AND a better handheld drill! And more fun… And a bit cross ’cause he might have spoiled one of his drills on some bone beads of mine the other week; think I’ll post them when I’ve got them together!

  10. franny
    franny says:

    Love your contemporary look here & the depth of green!….loved the original too, it was beautifully classical……great that you gave your client a sneak peek, she NEEDS both!……enjoying the goss. too

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    I really like it, have to have a look at your other design :D

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