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The Charlie

About this design:

My Niece Charlotte (whom I call Charlie, 14 years old) was on Holiday (vacation from England) over here this summer and spent alot of time with us. I promised her a bracelet. She wanted it to have purple and turquoise in it. It has been racking my brain on what I was going to use. I didn't want something to "grown up" I was at the bead store and that's when I saw these buttons....and this is where the story ends:) I shipped it off to England and I can't wait for her to see it!!


Leather, Chain, Beautiful sparkly buttons

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very very nice!!! You are most creative and Miannda was right-you do have a distinctive style-kind of like rustic Boho. So how did you attach the buttons? I am thinking they have a shank. (?)

  2. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    They do have a bit of a shank, I used hypo cement and reinforced it with lots of jewelry glue! They are stuck pretty securely! I hope they don’t fall off!

  3. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oh…very unique look,and so pretty. I have never seen buttons like that. Just beautiful. She’ll probably wear it to bed!! ;)

  4. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    I sure hope so!

  5. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    beautiful design!!! I love it! Did you weave the leather thru the chain?

  6. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    yes:) cross stitching;)

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    JC Hamm says:

    Well, I wish I was your niece!!!:) I love this ,the buttons are perfect. I need to learn how to do this.

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    D Luczak says:

    Love this!!! Very creative with this awesome buttons! She’s sure to love it :)

  9. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    JC….It is easy:) There is in fact directions posted on this site. As far as the buttons, all you need is really good glue!! I have never seen buttons like these before, and they weren’t cheap, but they do exist!!

  10. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    Can you tell me where to find how to do this? i looked thru the site but had no luck. Just love your designs!

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Very nice and innovative :)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Awesome design! Love how the chain just nestles within the leather. Fun buttons too!

    @Retro by Design, I think Little Round Chick aka Nancy has a tute for this in her postings here. I’ll check it out.

  13. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    I keep trying to post a comment to Beth, but it’s not working:( Let’s see if this does?

  14. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    bummer!!! I even tried a private message…:( I will try again later. I hope you found what you were looking for Beth:)

  15. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    jewelrymakingprofessor is a great site that will show how to make it:)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I just left a comment to identify Little Round Chick’s instructions in the “step-by-step” section.
    Check it out over in the ‘chatter’ column. :-)

  17. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:


  18. Kissy
    Kissy says:

    Funny. We must live in the Sam town and shop at the same Bead Source :-) .

  19. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Fun design. Love it!

  20. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    My email address is Thank you for any help that you could give me. I wish that we had an option to email each other on this site. Not complaining tho…I love this opportunity to share and see what everyone else it making! Love, Love, Love Lima Beads!!!

  21. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    I will email you…just getting the kids out the door for school now, then I will have a minute:)Kissy I don’t live in T.O., but in M.P. I did get the buttons at The Bead Sorce:) I learned the technique at the Creative Castle….I hope you have been there as well!!! Amazing!!!

  22. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    I love Lima Beads too!!! I have Emailed you!! Sorry for they are all separate, as my smart phone is way smarter than I and I can figure out how to make anything simple from it!! Beth let me know that you received them…the address starts with lovelala…so look in your junk just in case:) Have a great day Everyone:)

  23. Sylvia N
    Sylvia N says:

    Love this design!! I have no sewing skills at all.
    Those buttons are amazing:) Thank you for sharing.

  24. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Ahhhhh, what a fab bracelet! Incredible. SLS

  25. Kissy
    Kissy says:

    Well howdy neighbor! :-) yes, I love Creative Castle. You have a great eye for color! Keep up the beautiful work!

  26. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    Thank you Kissy:)

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