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Another Opal For Sam

About this design:

My daughter's birthday is in October. Each year I try to use a different opal. This year, she requested a triple wrap. I had the rainbow black opal in stock and just had to use the Patricia Healey copper heart.
That would be my husband that I cut out of the photo. Sam wears this bracelet constantly with the authentic single Chan Luu bracelet she got from a co-worker.


Rainbow black opal rondelles, leather, Patricia Healey button

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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Jeanne, this bracelet is gorgeous! I love this style and need to learn how to do this! Sam is such a lucky daughter! Love the photo of Sam and part of Larry….LOL! :D Hugs to you, dear friend!

  2. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Jeanne, I love this bracelet! I’m going to try to make one myself, with Ali’s tutorial! Wish me luck! BTW, your Sam is a cutie!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Wow! Lucky Sam!! It’s beautiful, Jeanne! :-D
    I’m with Lynn, I’m going to have to commit myself to learning this technique. I love ‘em too!

  4. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Colors are really great. I was afraid P. Healey copper would overpower bracelet; but it looks so good. I just dabble in beading and I made a triple wrap for my granddaughter of 16 (she actually liked it). Used Ali’s tut and it’s easy-pizy! When you make one, you want to make more (and they are comfortable). By the way, your daughter has your features, she’s a doll!

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great job on the design…Love the color. I’m going to have to check Ali’s tutorial and give it a try.

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

    Thank you all so much! My husband doesn’t like his photo “out there” which is why I cut him out, Lynn!
    I make a lot of single bracelets with larger beads. There easy and quick and fast sellers!

    I use I slightly different technique than Ali. I learned from a tut in last January’s Beadstyle mag. I center the first bead on the thread and then weave it criss-cross like lacing shoes.

  7. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Looks great! (I’ve gotta buy some cord…)

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

    Thanks! LB has fabulous leather! I think this is the 1.5mm. I use 2mm with larger beads.

  9. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    Wow, This is scrumptious! I’ve never seen this type of opal before, quite lovely!

  10. Violet
    Violet says:

    Happy Birthday to Sam….
    and what a wonderful gift !!!
    Love the bracelet and I am going to have to find some of those opals !!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


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

    Thank you Gina, Alice and Violet,
    I’m always on the lookout for any kind of opal. I found these here on LB quite a while ago. I notice they don’t have them anymore.

  13. Fashion Chick aka SC
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