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Sun and Sea

About this design:

This is my very first bead embroidered cuff. I love the colors and the face made by Laura Zeiner of Austin. I love the way it's freeform...just fill in what I want when I want.


Seed beads in various shapes and sizes, freshwater pearls, face by Laura Zeiner, dichroic glass cabachons.

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  1. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow, this bracelet is a beauty … love everything about it! Great work. SLS

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    Mary Ellen Parker says:

    this is STUNNING!!!
    m.e. :)

  3. Jewelrybyirina
    Jewelrybyirina says:

    Love it!
    Colors are great! Beautiful!

  4. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    very arsty….looks very intricate and I love it… I would definitely wear this piece.

  5. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Absolutely stunning, love the color combination!

  6. Vee aka Dream Chickie
    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:


  7. Truckin Grandma Karen
    Truckin Grandma Karen says:

    this is your first one, awesome. just love it

  8. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Thank you all so much!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  10. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow this is stunning, must of been a lot of work.

  11. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    This is incredible, Debra. What is the base of the cuff? Gorgeaous!!

  12. noname
    noname says:

    Nice art, Debra! You ought to show that to a mosaic designer and get it replicated by your swimming pool! Or if you don’t have a swimming pool, use it as a design for a tabletop fountain! Guess what I’m trying to say is it looks so good, it should “make babies,” i.e., have more art come from it!

  13. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Impressing!! Amazing work, Debra!

  14. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Very cool! Someday I aim to be as artistically free! Right now, though, everything has to be symmetrical.

  15. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Gorgeous cuff … I really like the way you included the Freshwater Pearls … they go really well with that lovely face, and all the colors and shapes of seed beads that you chose make it really rich. I’m amazed that this is your first piece.

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    love to bead aka Donna says:

    Super job I love it

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    Janet Miriam says:

    WOW WOW WOW! This is absolutely stunning! I love your freehand design! I love everything about it, the pearls, the colors, the face, and the bigger cabs you incorporated into the design!! Are you selling it?

  18. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    OMG! Deb, you’ve outdone yourself! This is so very, very, VERY gorgeous! I’d wear this in a hot second! Awesome colors, besd choices, the pearls, the cabs, the face, just perfect and oh SO a fave!!!

  19. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Oh my! I love it! I’ve been wanting to start a project like this for some time now. What type of foundation did you use for the stitching? I have ultrasuede and lacys stiff stuff. Which one do you think I should use? Thanks for sharing!

  20. Violet
    Violet says:

    OH ….. OOOOO…. AWESOME !!!!!!!!!
    Wow , Debra, and this was your first one ? !!!!
    It looks like you have been making them forever !!!!!
    Such beautiful work !!!!

  21. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Thank you all so very, very much! I’ve been out of pocket and forgot that I had posted it.

    I did the embroidery onto Lacey’s Stiff Stuff, glued it to the brass cuff with E6000…then glued ultra suede to the other side of the cuff and stitched the 2 sides together.

    Since posting, I’ve added picots around the edge with 15′s. Haven’t worn it yet, though. Maybe I should wear it TODAY!

    Thank you ALL again so very, very much! Your warm kind comments make me feel so happy.

  22. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Debra, I love this !! I like all your bracelets !! :) Teh embroidery is very good ! It probably takes a long time…?

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