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  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “I took a Class”:
    “This necklace looks very complex for a beginner. But, you did a great job for the…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Gifted”:
    “Pam is right! The necklace has a great ethnic vibe! The wood beads are highlighted by…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Wow, how beautiful! Great selection of stones. The colors are wonderful, and the caterpillar lends such…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall?”:
    “I love the flower, and agree with Gail that it looks like a C Koop piece.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is really beautiful. I love the tiger eye and the wonderful copper wirework. That tassle…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Gifted”:
    “Another oh, woooow piece!! I like the chartreuse (maybe yellow) with the wood. This…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “I took a Class”:
    “Oh woooow! This is so very pretty and looks so complicated for a group of…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “I took a Class”:
    “That musta been some class! Wow! I think your wirework is so exciting and beautiful!! It…” read »

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    Idania F on “Nature's Treasures”:
    “Gorgeous…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall Tones”:
    “Another terrific piece! I did miss seeing your little friend. The bail design is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Haha, yes, he matches.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “This is absolutely gorgeous, even your little friend blends in nicely with the necklace. Is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Oh wow, that must have been my phone trying and failing to auto correct! It's citrine.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank you! I am not usually very creative with bails, but a simple loop was just…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall?”:
    “I agree with Gail! I also love the acorn you made! I'd take bushels…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Fall Tones”:
    “I like your choice of stones to accompany the pendant, and the bail design.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Hmmm ... I can't find anything on corrine.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to look twice to see your little friend! :D I never heard of Corrine,…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to add a third picture that shows my little caterpillar friend that came to…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “P. S. Thanks for the info on the red brass, I bought some and love it!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I'm facinated by those loops too and have also wondered how you made them so perfect!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Fall?”:
    “Love the bracelet! You did a great job on the flower, it looks like a C-Koop…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is a piece of artwork! How do you get your loops so perfect? …” read »

  • Creel U
    Creel U on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I like the washer. A bit of the not expected and strong.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Ditto to all, and the asymmetry seems like you get two for the price of one!…” read »

  • Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow gorgeous piece !!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I knew this was yours before I scrolled all the way down! I love tiger eye,…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow...this is fabulous. I love the dangle part in front. I love the asymmetry. I…” read »

  • RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs on “Vintage Green Sparkle Necklace”:
    “So simple and pretty…” read »

  • RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs on “A Bit of Boho”:
    “This just makes me want to bead - I absolutely love this design :) …” read »

  • RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs on “Vintage Garden”:
    “I love this!!!…” read »

Cuprite Delight


About this design:

Another bracelet I made a while ago, this is one of my favourite stones. I wasn't sure what to team it with but I think it looks quite cool with the Swarovski pearls!

Components:

Cuprite, Swarovski pearls, Bali & Sterling Silver beads & spacers, Sterling Silver toggle



Read the comments (or add your own)

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

    It looks VERY cool with the pearls, Spiral Chick! Love this design and color combo you’ve come up with! :D

  2. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful piece :)

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    WOW!!!!!!! I have a purple paua shell pendant (rectangular) and I want to put a spiral on it! I was wondering, how do you make the spiral stay flat and not move around? Do you glue it or something? Thanks!

  4. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Lovely! I really like the cuprite with the Sw. Pearls.
    :-)
    I am glad to see a design made with the cuprite, as I had wondered about how it would look. Answer: It looks great!

  5. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    I never realized how pretty cuprite was. I liked it in the smaller beads but never saw it in a larger bead like you have here. It looks great with the pearls and silver spacers.

  6. Pam
    Pam says:

    Beautiful!

  7. Mayan Chick - Lilly
    Mayan Chick - Lilly says:

    Gorgeous!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    I have never used cuprite, but I will definitely be using it now! Beautiful bracelet!

  9. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    It is beautiful!!

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Thank you everyone!
    Little Chick ~ the spirals on my Purple Squiggle bracelet were stuck on with glue!
    Another way is like my profile pic earrings. Make the spiral first then thread the bead on the wire, bend the wire up so that the spiral lays flat on the front of the bead. Take the bead off & bend the fold a bit tighter so the spiral fits snuggly against the bead. Re~thread the bead and finish with a wrapped loop etc.
    Or (are you bored yet?!)you can spiral the end of the wire from the wrapped loop & press it against the bead. (I’ve finished now, really :) )

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    lol

    Thanks soooo much Spiral Chick! :D

  12. Dangles Designs
    Dangles Designs says:

    Love it, I tend to shy away from square cut, but this is very nice.

  13. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Beautiful, Spiral Chick! Love the pearls with the cuprite and sterling – quite a statement! And thanks for the info on the spirals!

  14. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks for the helpful tips on spirals, Spiral Chick! I love making spirals, too, and these are great hints. :D

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    You’re welcome :)

  16. moarkgal
    moarkgal says:

    Beautiful stones – like your choice of accent beads and the pearls are perfect!

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    Waterfall says:

    Gorgeous…you have an eye for creating beautiful and unique pieces of jewerly.

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Thank you :)

  19. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    A gorgeous bracelet, Spiral Chick! The cuprite is sooo nice and has a wonderful green color, I think! The beads in this have something special!:-)

  20. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    I haven’t been able to find any cuprite,but I am looking. This is sensational!

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