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Vintage Garden Bracelet Finally Done


About this design:

I have been working on this two days and think I finally am happy with it. Two prior pics show development and layers of bracelet. I added more charms and took out the extra chain in the original. I'm pretty happy with it :D Did cost a little bit of $$$$ to make. 10 dollars alone in swarovski lol!

Components:

brass findings, chain and charms, swarovski crystals and czech pressed glass, time time time!

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    Lee D says:

    FAB-U-LOUS!! I really liked the other iterations of this bracelet, but this one I LOVE!!

  2. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Girl I can’t keep up with you :) :) lol this is awesome I think the single chain is plenty! very beautiful!!

  3. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Thanks Lee! :D I’m having a hard time not staring at it lol! It wears very nicely and I love the rosebuds!

  4. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Thanks Deb! Love your necklace that you just did also!

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    Orchid Betty says:

    This is beautiful, but I really loved it with the extra chain!

  6. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Hmmm….don’t make me do it Betty lol!

  7. Joyce M
    Joyce M says:

    Agree with Orchid Betty – liked the extra chain with this. All the ways you done this look so lovely! Those rosebuds are great!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Pretty!!! …but I also liked the extra chain! ;)

  9. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Beautiful Diane and yes I liked the extra chain also!

  10. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    And so it shall be, the extra chain goes back on! Thanks chickies!

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    Valley Girl says:

    I like the extra chain also… Love the flowers that you added… Your finished piece is gorgeous!

  12. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Your bracelet is fabulous! I liked it with the layers of chain, too.

  13. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Either way, it is beautiful!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    OOOooo I’ve missed a lot lately I like this Diane.
    I’m gonna miss some more cause I have to go plant posies now before the croak on me. Love and hugs to all have a Great DAY :P Ms Faith in Sunny Sunny hot Florida today. :) 8

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Diane, I can understand wanting to stare at this one! I love it! And I like this veersioin best!You certainly put a lot of work into it (let alone lots of $$$$!!!).
    Wow! It’s like a treasure bracelet. You can search and search and find all kinds of cool treasures things in it!! :-D

  16. Frida
    Frida says:

    Soo love it! Looks like something you see in the magasines!! Straight into my faves!

  17. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Awesome Diane, so many lovely details to look at, very elaborate choice of charms too! Well worth the money for sure :)

  18. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    This is brass with class! I love this bracelet, Diane! :D

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