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Woodsie elfen charm bracelet


About this design:

Three metal leaf stampings I gold leafed and varnished. I glued together about 4 total.
I added a vintage centerpiece embroidered beaded pendant as the bracelets main focus.

I added 4 different chains from Lima BEADS OF COARSE in color and style-added a copper toggle clasp to make it adjust and tighten, then added dragonflies,owls, and magenta agate charms ,capped in vintage bronze metal lace.

Components:

metal stampings, beads, gold leaf paper, glue, chain,charms,love

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  1. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    This is really cool, very creative, and I love how you gold-leafed the metal pieces – great idea! :D

  2. The baroque Princess
    The baroque Princess says:

    Don’t miss the tiny little owl charm I bought from LIMA BEADS …MY FAVORITE STORE IN THE WORLD!

  3. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is very nice, love all the charms a mixed metal.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Very nice!

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a beautiful bracelet — full of so many different elements and techniques — very impressive! I love the way you’ve combined everything into a “casually structured” piece! I agree — Lima Beads is absolutely the BEST site to find beading components and new friends!!! :D

    So happy to see you posting here — Welcome to the Design Gallery! :D

  6. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Nice work, gorgeous bracelet!

  7. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    I love this elfen bracelet. The large filigree pieces along with all the wonderful charms and beads makes me feel like I could enter the elfen realm just by putting it on.

  8. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    A beautiful, unique, one of a kind bracelet with lots of magical charm.

  9. Beth Law
    Beth Law says:

    This is so cool! Very unique! I love it.

  10. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Very creative!

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    My first thought when I looked at this bracelet is what bold design. It is a real statement piece. :)

  12. Violet
    Violet says:

    Very unique design, a real bold statement piece !!!

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