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Lustrous Hamilton

About this design:

Lots of sparkle and shine, but the neutral colors keep the bling in-check.
I can wear the luster opals with cream, the dancing buttons with chocolate brown, and they all stack together nicely to dress up jeans and a crisp white shirt.


from LB: Antique Luster Opal crystals (4mm, 6mm, 8mm). Hamilton pearls (12mm). Gold dancing buttons. Vintaj brass menagerie links. Vintaj pineapple beads (7mm). TierraCast brass beaded seed beads (3mm). from stash: Champagne crystal hearts.

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  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Julie, these are all fab! I especially love the necklace! When I saw the bracelets I gasped- I’m working on a something similar for the bling fling…I guess I’m going to re-assess!

  2. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Lovely designs, Julie!

  3. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Maria, don’t change your design!!! I’m anxious to see what you’ve created. :)

  4. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    These are so lovely…I have those luster opal crystals also but I have been hoarding them because they are so lovely.

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    DbnRose says:

    A beautiful set. I love all the pieces and your color choices and especially the heart crystals.

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Very cool Julie. I love the hamilton gold pearls. And.the dancing buttons necklace. And the luster opals. You do love the half & half bracelets. Question: are they stretch?

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Julie, the bling challenge is still a few weeks away and you are already posting the picks, I bet you have at least a dozen of them done, am I right??? ;D Great design, really like the half&half :D :D :D

  8. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Asia, This is not part of the bling challenge. This is for me to wear. Remember: I was addicted to crystals before the challenge! ;)

    Deb, Yes, they are on stretchy. The knots are hidden in the brass pineapple beads. When I have a pretty focal on a bracelet, I don’t like the toggle to detract. Sometimes I simply use the toggle as the focal.

    Yep. I love my 1/2 & 1/2. It’s SO easy to mix and match elements. It’s a great way to use big and chunky beads (which I actually like BETTER than crystals!!!) … :)

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Bling! Bling! Bling! Fantastic design and I love the neutral go with everything color. :)

  10. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Hi ladies. Just added another pic. The dancing pearls and heart are really a double wrap bracelet. It’s not long enough for a necklace, but a triple wrap would easily become a choker. You have now given me another new idea. :)


  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    How versatile :D

  12. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I’m a pearl girl, so I love these! The double wrap bracelet is awsome!

  13. Frida
    Frida says:

    Bling bling bling beauties!! Great job Julie :D

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