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When Ocean Meets the Earth

About this design:

This was one of my first attempts at the multi-layer leather wrapped bracelets.


leather cord, gemstone beads, Japanese seed beads, and a button. The gemstones and button from Lima Beads.

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  1. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    good job:)

  2. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Gorgeous! Love the combination of beads.

  3. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    This is gorgeous!!! Love the details. Good job!

  4. MaryLou
    MaryLou says:

    Well done ! The red seed beads really work nicely in the layers!
    Nice craftmenship , also !

  5. Polly Z
    Polly Z says:

    Wow, this is beautiful. Exotic and dramatic!

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

    Lovely job, this is very very nice!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Love, love, love this, Sonali!
    Well done!!
    And now…….I want one!

    OK…..time for someone to do a tute on this………please? :-)

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    S richter says:

    beautiful show us how its made.

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    JC Hamm says:

    Love this, I too would love a tute on how to make this.

  10. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    Single layer leather wrapping technique is on Lima Beads website.

    I bought a couple of online tutorials to learn multi-layer leather wrapping:

    The seller was very prompt in sending the PDF and the tutorials are well-written. I modified the three-layer method to eliminate using metal wire as a joint. The seller prohibits distribution of her tutorials as she would like folks to purchase them. I respect her wishes – afterall, she is one of us beaders!

  11. Jane MS
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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Thank you for the tutorial link Sonali! :-D

  13. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Lovely! You do great work-so evenly spaced and great stitching! I have figured out how to do these just by looking very carefully at how they are made.

  14. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    This is a lovely bracelet, however, I don’t believe in paying for a tutorial…I mean, really? I think it’s possible to look at a photo and figure out how something’s made….

    Also, the ladies at my beadshop teach all manner of techniques…I am there often, and they won’t let me pay for a class, as I am beyond what they teach. They will give me 15 minutes of their time to let me study a peice and teach me something knowing I will be back for a purchase and to direct someone else to their shop.

    That’s what it’s all about.

  15. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    I love this piece….very very pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Revisiting this pretty bracelet. Very nice!

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    Katrina S says:

    Apparently, you’re a natural! It’s gorgeous!

  18. Sylvia N
    Sylvia N says:

    I love this bracelet! I am currently trying to learn this technique.I can’t wait to master it!

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