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I have had this Pyrite for a couple of months. It's one of the first strands of beads that I bought to make a wrap bracelet! sadly the holes in the tiny 3mm beads are almost nonexistent. I bought collapsible needles but to no avail. I almost just gave them away figuring I couldn't use the!! Thank good I didn't! I love how things seem to always work out. Anyways another long story short I finally tried beading wire and wala! I love how this came out!


Pyrite, Sterling Sliver three hole clasp, Chinese Turquoise, Tiger Eye, 20lb beading wire.

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  1. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    I’m glad you held onto the pyrite beads too! This necklace turned out fantastic! Love the Chinese turquoise accents.

  2. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    Thank you B.I. I wish I had enough pyrire to make a necklace, This is a bracelet:) I love it, and maybe a necklace will be next!!

  3. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    I always look forward to seeing your pieces and you are never disappointing! Good job!

  4. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    What a compliment!!! Thank you:)

  5. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    The combination of pyrite, tiger eye, and turquoise is really striking. You are sure to get lots of compliments when you wear it!

  6. Gramnan
    Gramnan says:

    great color and design.

  7. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Beautiful combination, Brandi! This bracelet is to die for!

  8. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    Neat colors!

    Have you tried size 12 needles? Size 12 short needles are the thinnest needles I have used and allow three passes through freshwater pearls which size 10s dont go through even once.

    On occassions, I do use pliers to pull the short needle through a bead/pearl if I know it will make it without breaking a bead – an art acquired after multiple frustrating instances of breaking the glass beads and having to start over :-)

  9. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    Thank You Sonali!! I will try that! I just bought Fresh Water pearls the other day and wasn’t able to use them:) Now I will keep for a later date! Also E.M. thank you!!

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    franny says:

    clever girl!…i also have tiny pyrite rondelles & rounds cast aside!….love it interspersed with turquoise & complemented by tiger eye…nice piece, very urban cowgirl!

  11. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    Thank you Franny:).

  12. Susannabeads
    Susannabeads says:

    I love the colours and scale of this design, really beautiful.

  13. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    :) Thank you Susanna.

  14. Miannda
    Miannda says:

    Worked out perfect! Love the color combination.

  15. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    Thank You Miannda:)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    An instant fav!
    Perfect blend of earthy bling!

  17. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOwwww…love it.

  18. TheBohemianCowgirls
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