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SANTA FE BRACELET


About this design:

I LOVE color in the things I create and this bracelet is no exception. The focal point in this bracelet is definitely the 10mm by 10mm heavy sterling silver slider bead located smack dab in the middle.
Purchased in Santa Fe New Mexico along with the round beads, it has a unique design on it - triangles, sprials, dots and curves on a dark textured background. It's flanked on both sides first by small stones of Carico Lake turquoise which separate it from large rare atlantasite rondelles. Further on we have large knobby artisan sterling silver bead caps, Kingman mine turquoise, more Santa Fe silver, extremely rare deep blue Bisbee Mine turquoise disks - which in turn are separated from the next bead by spiney oyster. Finishing it off are large barrel stones of very rare gaspetite each with its own artisan silver bead cap, more Carico turquoise and small rondelles of more spiney oyster. And that's just for starters. It closes with a Santa Fe inspired sterling silver toggle clasp. And hanging from the artisan ring on the other end:

**a small barrel of bright red coral
**a sterling silver Thunderbird charm from Santa Fe
**a small copper bead just for interest
**a Santa Fe inspired artisan sterling silver cross charm
**a disk of yellow sponge coral

Components:

Sterling silver, turquoise, atlantasite, spiney oyster, gaspeite, Coral, copper



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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! I LOVE THIS!!!
    All the gorgeous American turquoise, Spiny oyster, and Gaspeite has me drooling!! Southwest/Native American inspired jewelry is my first love. You’ve captured it beautifully!
    This speaks to me!!! :-D

  2. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    I love this one too … it speaks to me, too. Straight to favs, great job. Love the colors and textures!!!!!!!! SLS

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    Marcia e says:

    This IS g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!!

  4. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Very fun! I like the chaotic clasp action, it’s like an ellipsis at the end of a sentence….”oh wait, just one more thing!” :)

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    cdpatricketsycom says:

    Thank you for the compliment. I had so much fun making it!

  6. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    What nice colors love it!

  7. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    Makes me want to run to Sante Fe right now!!

  8. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    This is absolutely fabulous!! Definately a bracelet I would wear. I love chunky, larger jewelry!!! Gorgeous

  9. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    Sensational Southwest! Effective use of stones and color.
    Atlantisite is one of my favorite opaque stones, the mix of the green and purple in one stone. These are gorgeous.
    Ingenious use of the Carico Lake Turquoise, I am assuming these not only separate the silver slider from the atlantisite, they look as if they are stabilizing a large hole bead? Very effective design technique.
    I would wear this in a heartbeat! Thank you for sharing.

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    love this! love everything about it! a fav!

  11. CAS
    CAS says:

    UTTERLY UTTERLY … WOW!!!!!

  12. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Incredible detail and very attractive!!! :D

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    How gorgeous! I absolutely love this! Bravo!

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    Brenda H says:

    This is beyond COOL!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Beautiful bracelet!

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    Lady of Beads says:

    Made my heart skip a beat! I do not wear large jewelry, but I would wear this in a skipped heartbeat.

  17. Just me
    Just me says:

    Very nice.

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