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Turquoise Beauty


About this design:

This is a bracelet for Turquoise lovers! The clasp is large (40x30mm) with a Turquoise cab and the bracelet has 4 strands. This time I have mixed different gemstones and pearls.

Components:

Amazonite, African Turquoise, Black Spinel, Cuprite, Freshwater pearls (pearly white), seedbeads, tiny silver beads, silver coral sticks/separators and a large silver clasp with Turquoise cab

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. C Clark
    C Clark says:

    This Turquoise lover loves this bracelet. The clasp is perfect for it.

  2. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Wenche, this is a fabulous bracelet! That clasp rocks! :D Love it!

  3. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Wow, What a stunning bracelet, and that clasp is amazing!!

  4. Atomic Toad
    Atomic Toad says:

    I have those amazonite faceted rondelles, too. Love how you mixed them with the turquoise, it is gorgeous!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Be still my heart! From a true Turquoise lover, this is amazing! Your choice of gems compliments the clasp beautifully!

  6. Steph
    Steph says:

    WOW this is beautiful, love that clasp, turquoise is so vesatile and beautiful.

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    Copper Penny says:

    Awesome, I love the your mix of beads that you used. The clasp is the bomb!!!

  8. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    I love it! FAVE!

  9. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    oh, wow, this is amazing!!! Fave! so pretty.

  10. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Thank you, girls!!! Glad you liked it!

  11. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Love it :D

  12. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    So, so beautiful. What a clasp and that combo of beads is something else. I would wear that in a second!! Lovely. SLS

  13. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    beautiful!

  14. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is so pretty, that clasp is something Wow!! :)

  15. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Wenche, are you getting a special deal on all these fabulous clasps? Or did you win the lottery? ;-) Anyway, you did this clasp proud – I adore this bracelet! :D

  16. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    You have a fabulous (and mysterious!) supplier for clasps, I have never seen such beautiful clasps as yours!! And I agree they must be expensive ;) Plus, you always enhance them beautifully!! Wonderful turquoise piece :)

  17. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Hi there! Thank you gals! I didn’t win the lottery, but there is a special deal, yes! Plenty of clasps on etsy; adrianasbeadsclasps.com Take a look!

  18. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Wenche, you’ve created another of your stunning bracelet designs! What an amazing clasp! It is perfect with the colors you selected! Love this! :D

    Thanks for the clasp info, too.

  19. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Gorgeous, as always, from the Queen of Clasps!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    This bracrelet is spectacular, Wenche! That clasp is gorgeous, and I love the components you used with it! :D

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Beautiful Wenche and I knew it was yours just from the photo before I saw your name!!

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