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Remembering Edna


About this design:

This piece was Sam's Christmas gift. Edna was our neighbor and surrogate grandma. After Edna passed away 2 years ago, her husband and daughter gave me a few pieces of her broken jewelry, thinking I could make use of the pearls and crystals. I used some of the crystals to make this bracelet for my daughter.

Components:

leather, vintage crystals (maybe glass), beadalon's dandyline

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  1. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    I love it, I love it…. Very nice way to remember her.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thanks so much, Lynn! It seemed like a great design for a 19 year old.

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

    Jeanne, what a wonderful remembrance/gift for Sam! She’ll treasure this always. :D I love the design and the way you constructed this beautiful piece!

  4. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    A great bracelet design for a 19 year old…a special remembrance with a youthful look! Love it Jeanne!

  5. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    What an interesting way to do this. I love it. I think there is something wonderful about incorporating old jewelry into a new piece..a great way to preserve memories.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thank you Lynn, Debbi and Harmony!
    I made several of these “ladder bracelet” at Christmas time with simple glass beads. They were snatched up at work.
    But as you friends know – this one is very special. Sadly, Edna’s husband “Grandpa Mike” passed away late October. Sam feels like she has no grandparents now. They were very special people.

  7. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    How nice of you to do that! I like this kind of bracelet, and I plan doing something like this when I find time.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Wenche- I’m sure you can put this together in no time.
    Wolfkazzy posted a similar bracelet recently- It was a really pretty double wrap. I’ve stuck with the single length.
    I’m really glad to have discovered the dandyline. It holds it’s shape better than the fireline that was recommende by my local shop. I put this together in about a 1/2 hour.

  9. Harriet aka BeadVizChick
    Harriet aka BeadVizChick says:

    Jeanne: This is really gorgeous – beautiful use of crystal and leather. Unique and a wonderful tribute to your neighbor. Thanks for posting the photos.

  10. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    What a lovely bracelet! :D

  11. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Very clever design and precious piece for your daughter! :)

  12. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    If you ever have or know of a tutorial for this, let me know, I’d love to make one!!

  13. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Beautiful piece especially that it has sentimental value!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thank you so much, Ladies!
    Johanne – the directions are in the January issue of Bead Style magazine. It should still be available at craft and bead stores.

  15. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    This is beautiful, Jeanne! Sam will treasure it always. What a lovely way to remember someone special.

  16. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    Beautiful and what a lovely tribute piece… :)

  17. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is so pretty, Jeanne! I’m going to try something like this- I’m studying a tutorial online-we’ll see!!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Thank you for the info on where to get the instructions, Jeanne…I would love to try making one of these bracelets. This one is so very pretty, and perfect for a 19-year-old. What a wonderful way to keep fond memories close! :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Deb, If you can’t find it, message me. I can send you a copy through snail or e-mail.

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