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Mummy's garden


About this design:

This one was a bit of a pain in the tush to make, but I do enjoy wearing it. My mum is a wonderful gardener (sadly, however, I seem to have a Black Thumb). She lives in Vermont and her summer garden is huge and lushly beautiful (if you want to see it, she has a blog here: http://northcountrygardener.typepad.com/ )

Components:

pressed glass beads, leaves, and seed beads (for centers) sewn on to a base of beading wire strung with size 8 seed beads. Technique is borrowed from "Road to Rio" bracelet on Fusion Beads website, but I changed to colors to have a summer garden feel.



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  1. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Helen, this is glorious! I love all the shades of blue that you incorporated into this work of art.
    I bet you get lots of compliments. It does look like it was a lot of work but it sure was worth it.
    I’m also a black thumb gardener…oh well.

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    Helen G aka tea chick says:

    thanks Debbi! I’m thinking about doing another one with fall colors, using mostly gold and warm topaz leaves and a few red and dark purple flowers for the Dahlias which are still blooming in September

  3. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    That will be so gorgeous Helen…imagine the sunshine just glowing off those warm colors on your wrist! Perfect! I hope you share with us when it is finished.

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    This is just beautiful, Helen! I can tell it look a lot of work, but it was certainly worth it!!! :D Great idea to do one in wonderful Fall colors, too! :D

  5. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Beautiful flower garden to wear….you can take your flowers with you. :-)

  6. MaryJo K
    MaryJo K says:

    This is lovely; however, being a Leo, I tend to think your “fall” bracelet would be my favorite. Even though it is a pain to make, I’d love to give it a try.

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