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Moody Blues

About this design:

This prayer box bracelet is a commissioned piece that someone asked me to make for them for a Mother's Day gift. Wenche, I had to put on my "bracelet hat" for this one! I finished it yesterday - may retake the pics as it turned out more 'gray' that the blues really are - it's brighter in person.

Sterling components and sterling prayer box (It opens - so neat!), along with navy, royal blue and gray freshwater pearls, blue topaz nugget, iolite nuggets, checkerboard flat glass bead, and lampwork glass beads.


See Above.

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Another beauty! I have a soft spot for blues and purples. :)

  2. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Lovely! Question, I am looking for disklike beads, similar to the ones you are using here. May I ask you where you found these?

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    LOL! I read dislike beads!! I thought what? I like them all!! :) This bracelet is great Shannon love the tiny prayer box dangle :) I like the disks too!! :)

  4. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    WOW! Shannon, this is an eye popper for sure! 8O What an exquisite assortment you have here, my friend! Love, love, LOVE! :D

  5. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    This is just beautiful! The wearer is going to treasure it,I’m sure. The prayer box is great,and I love your choice of beads. The blue topaz nugget really stands out amongst the other darker colors. It’s fab!

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    This is spectacular.

  7. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Thank you all for your great comments. Faery Goth Chick, I’ll send you a couple of ideas via LB for the disks! SSL

  8. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Shannon, what a stunning design and color palette! WOW! I love everything about this bracelet and am sure your customer will, too (plus whoever is lucky enough to receive it!)! :D

    I have one of those little prayer boxes and have wondered what to do with it. Thanks for the idea! :D

    Judy — I also misread Sarah’s comment and thought “huh?” So funny!!! 8O

  9. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Thank you Lynn Eileen! It’s brighter in person and I love the colors too. Hope to see your prayer box bracelet posted soon. :-)

    Faery Goth Chick, I’ve tried sending you a long chatty note about the disks, but it keeps saying I can’t send my message, almost like your email address may have changed. If you want to send me a message or an email to shannonpurple@msn.com, I’ll be glad to share some resource information with you on the disks.

    Thank you all for your comments! SLS

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  11. ScarletBegonias
    ScarletBegonias says:

    I’m new at identifying the stones, pearls, etc.

    The pearls I’m totally lost on. In the 1st shot the two at the bottom look purple (left) and navy (right).

    I’m guessing the real shiny one is the topaz and the one with the criss-cross on it is the checkerboard bead.

    How close am I?

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