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Copper Gemstone Woven Beaded Cuff


About this design:

This is a commissioned piece that I just finished ... it's like the deep purple one that I shared with you a while ago that is going to be featured in the March 2010 Bead Trends -- every one of these turns out different and unique. The colors just shimmer in this bracelet and the handwoven beads add extra dimension.

Fashioned similar to Eni Oken's tutorial ... step by step instructions are offered on her website at www.JewelryLessons.com. My bracelet features stones of varied sizes -- if you haven't made a bracelet like this, more uniform beads will be easier for your first one!

Components:

This woven beaded cuff bracelet in shades of copper and browns is a one-of-a-kind. Made of freshwater pearls in 9 shapes/colors/sizes, Tiger's Eye in 3 sizes, Oregon Sunstone, Striped Tiger Agate, Bronze Coral, Rutelated Golden Quartz, handmade wire 'twist' beads, and lots and lots of assorted Hill Tribe Silver beads and spacers.

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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Stunning bracelet, Shannon! I love the mix of colors and gems! :D

  2. CC
    CC says:

    Shannon, this is very pretty and unique. :D

  3. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    your bracelet is fabulous. alot of work and time went into this…

  4. Nicki - Taylored Designs
    Nicki - Taylored Designs says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! And definitely one of a kind!

  5. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    This is gorgeous! It must have taken you quite some time to get each gemstone in its proper place and with adequate wire work around it! Very lovely and unique!

  6. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    WOW! This is quite the masterpiece! :D

  7. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Very pretty,love the combo of all the stones.

  8. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful work but, sooooooooo much WORK…. :)

  9. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  10. Steph
    Steph says:

    Holy cow I would mess that up trying, it looks so hard to do. It is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors it looks so rich.

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    K H says:

    Congratulations on your commission – this is beautiful and worth everything you put into it. I don’t wear a lot of bracelets, but I may have to start! :)

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    Sari J says:

    This is so stunning! Beautiful work.

  13. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Very grand looking!!! Fit for a princess for sure! :D

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    This is beautiful! :D

  15. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    These bracelets do take a lot of time to make, but the tutorial from Eni Oken makes it pretty straightforward to follow. If you decide to buy the tutorial, use similarly sized beads as she did for your first one. And SOFT wire as she suggests … Half Hard Wire makes the project too hard. Don’t ask how I know that! :-)

    I’m going to try to make some with less rows and none of the hand twisted beads and wires all woven through the top to see what they look like in just a gemstone version, which should be a lot faster to complete. Somehow the extra details on top seem to add something special too though. Happy Beading! SLS

  16. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    very pretty! What a lot of work was invested in this piece to make it turn out so stunning! Good Job!

  17. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Love the color combo of this bracelet, Shannon! And SO much work, but it really is stunning! :D

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    Brenda H says:

    Gorgeous, but I think I’d go crazy before I’d finish! Wirework makes me so nervous!

  19. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    Very intricate work. In particular the varied sizes, shapes, materials. Pulling all these together into a successful design is challenging. Well done and thank you for sharing.

    I thought some of your work was familiar, JL is, indeed, a fabulous learning site.

  20. beadelena
    beadelena says:

    Stunning and perfectly orchestrated. Elena

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