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Deep in the Forest 2

About this design:

Reconstructed! I'm glad to have a use for these crazy turning leaves.


Stuff from my stash... that's been rescued from the BB challenge.

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  1. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    Super, super cute! Love the greens!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love it :D

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Wow, Julie!! really WOW!!! Are those leaves from LB??? I don’t remember seeing them-I will go searching immediately!

  4. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    No, Sorry Becky. I’ve had them for about a year. They were on a sale or clearance on one of the bead sites. When I first got them I was horrified at their size. Tried several ideas and then just buried them in the stash. When I saw the actual size of BB, that same horrified feeling made me remember the leaves.

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    That bracelet is a knockout Julie. The BB has done amazing things…inspired everyone’s creativity to a new level and given them ideas for beads they’ve had stashed.

  6. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Julie, I love this bracelet! Great design!

  7. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    I adore those leaves. So soft,and woodsy green.
    Lovin the double strand of pearls on this. How did you do that???

  8. PPR
    PPR says:

    This bracelet is so nice and I think the 3 twisted beads are the perfect addition.

  9. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Those twisted beads are really neat..

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    Perfect accessory for the green BB!

  11. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Nope Laud… This *IS* the green BB. I pulled it apart and re-used the pieces to make something I’d actually wear. ;)

  12. Frida
    Frida says:

    Wonderful! You do great work with this big beads ;)

  13. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Nancy, This (and most of my stuff) is done with stretchy cord. I’m a teacher and I have to be on campus at 7:45 so I don’t have time or patience in the morning to fight with my jewelry!

    This is done with 2 pieces of cord. The balls and leaves had large enough holes that I just ran both cords through them and tied a big knot (inside the black ball).
    If I’m using beads with tiny holes then I knot it or crimp it at each end of the “double.”

  14. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    Clever with the stretchy cord….i have never used it before. Love this design.

  15. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oh,thanks Julie. As usual,I made it more complicated in my head, tee hee ;)

  16. Asia
    Asia says:

    Julie, you already dismembered your necklace, love the bracelet :)

  17. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I think this is great…I think I have some of those twisted leaves in my stash but in different colors.

  18. Gramnan
    Gramnan says:

    OH me too I made a necklace with one color and think I will re do that one Thanks for the idea…(Not your design, tho I love it.) Just hate the necklace and the other color was soo insipid I haven’t used it yet.
    This is so cool.

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  20. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks for sharing your story. I love reading how others solved beady problems. Too big, wrong color, holes too large…It helps us all in our journey.
    Love what you’ve done with these problem leaves.

  21. snowboundbeadhead
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  22. Suns Granny
    Suns Granny says:

    This is a beautiful design

  23. snowboundbeadhead
    snowboundbeadhead says:

    The bracelet is gorgeous. I will on the hunt for those twisted leaves. I haven’t used stretchy cord yet, but you have given me a bunch of ideas. I love the ideas and designs and I love beading I love Lima beads.

  24. unsalted88
    unsalted88 says:

    Nice, very nice.

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