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Rainbow Obsidian Beauty


About this design:

I created this bracelet out of rainbow obsidian domed squares and Swarovski crystals. My sister wants me to make her a smaller version for her tiny wrist! :)

Components:

Rainbow obsidian domed squares; Swarovski crystals; Stretch Magic .7mm

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

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

    I love the various shades in rainbow obsidian — unfortunately, they don’t show up very well in the photos.

  2. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Lynn, how did you find using the Strech Magic? I know I should add more strechy things to my inventory- I am sure I would if they looked like this!

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    You’re so sweet, Lorrie — thanks! I love using Stretch Magic and haven’t had any problems with it. I only double tie my knots — I don’t glue them — and they’ve never broken (so far!). :D I’ve used it for bracelets and lightweight necklaces.

  4. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Do you use a special knot? I am always afraid of things breaking!

  5. Violet
    Violet says:

    Oh Lynn, this is gorgeous !!!!!
    I love the Obsidian with the crystal !!!!
    I to love using the stretch magic and I have never had a problem…
    I use .8mm the smaller .5mm will break…. but if you use .7 or higher it is great!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lynn this is gorgeoes I too use the streach magic never had p[roblem with breakage.I make bracelets and and they sell very fast.

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks so much, Violet & Alice! :D

    I’ve not had good luck either with the .5mm, Violet. So far I’ve used .7mm and 1mm.

    Lorrie, I tie a double overhand knot for my stretchies.

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    Reet says:

    Love rainbow obsidian too. The bracelet looks very attractive!Love it1

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    So pretty! Classic and fun!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I love the rainbow obsidian with the crystal!
    Beautiful bracelet!

    I don’t glue either. I tie a double surgeon’s knot. And haven’t had a problem. :)

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    I love rainbow obsidian. Photos do not do it justice, do they? It is a rich, exotic beauty, and so is your bracelet, Lynn! Love it!

  12. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    I have found that “little ole ladies” and / or people buying for “little ole ladies” like the stretch becuz they don’t have to have help putting them on….BTW this is gorgeous..and I bet in person it will put your eyes out!!

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Obsidian is fantastic and what you have done with these beads is just plain gorgeous.

  14. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Lynn, I love your bracelet! :D

  15. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you so much, Reet, Bella, Jeanne, Lynda, Sandra, Nancy, & Martha! I appreciate all your wonderful comments! :D

  16. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Just absolutely beautiful, Lynn!

  17. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks so much, Debra! :D

  18. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Wow Lynn! This is fabulous! I love it! It’s so elegant! Wonderful!

  19. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks so much, Tara! :D

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