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A Cool Wave

About this design:

I started this bracelet at home but finished it at the Farmers Market on Friday. When I started the frame I had a different shape in mind but it just wouldn't stay the way I wanted it. Soooo, I let it go the way it wanted to and like the design so much more. Guess intuition took over or maybe it was a sprinkling of the fairy dust.

I decided to make it with cool colors and use only glass beads. All in all it turned out much better than I had anticipated at the beginning. I think I like this bracelet better than any of the others I've made with the exception of the one made with just pearl.


12 and 24 gauge copper wire, many different kinds of glass beads.

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  1. Violet
    Violet says:

    Nancy, this is so cool !!! Love how it came out !!!
    You are so right …. sometimes the designs seem to have a mind
    of their own, don’t they? LOL !!!! But you were so right to just go
    with it… it’s GORGEOUS !!!!!
    How is the farmer’s market going?

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks, Violet. And yes, this one definitely had a mind of its own. :D

    The Farmers Market has been very up and down. The crafters/non food section was just recently added so many of the shoppers don’t yet realize we are there. IMHO this is not the best time of the year for selling. Too many are on vacation but after school starts again and autumn arrives things should pick up. I’m willing to give it until the end of the year to see how it goes. If things don’t improve I may look at some of the other farmer’s markets in the area.

  3. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Love when the wire surprises us!
    This is a really beautiful design, Nancy with some of my favorite colors!

  4. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    This is stunning! Love the colors in this and your wirework is great! I wish I could make something like this. Good luck at the market!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    This is awesome great wirework Nancy!

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    love to bead aka Donna says:

    Love love love this bracelet

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Very, very, very nice, Nancy!! Glad to see your wirework cuffs again and I agree with you, this turned out fantastic! I love the direction the wire “chose” to take! ;-)
    Thank you for the tid bit about your experience with the farmer’s market! I had been considering one in our area but just can’t quite decide if it might be a waste of time. Now I have food for thought. :-)
    Good luck for the remainder of the Farmer’s Market season!

  8. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Beautiful! A fave.

  9. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    Very nice! The title fits perfectly!

  10. LArc Enciel
    LArc Enciel says:

    Wow. How this came out Beautiful!!!! I love, love!!!!

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for all of the compliments every one. Definitely a great way to start the day. :D

  12. Truckin Grandma Karen
    Truckin Grandma Karen says:

    This my kind of style. love the free form and my colors. i have to try this. i read an article on stripping old electrical wire and cleaning to to use. i found some at my truck garage, so now i try. hope it comes out as nice as yours. love it.

  13. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    I love how it turned out, I like all the different shapes you used, thank the faries for the dust.

  14. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks Karen and Lynn.

    I’m sure the fairy dust made this turn out as good as it did, Lynn :D

    Karen, some of my first attempts were made with electrical wire that I had to strip. Then I discovered that Home Depot had 12 gauge and larger so they have become my primary source.

  15. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Wow, you are super talented!

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks Fashion Chick. Glad you like the bracelet. :)

  17. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Beautiful work!

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