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In the Woods

About this design:

Reminiscent of raindrops hanging on to the dark branches of winter trees.


Four strands of brown waxed linen thread passed through the loop of a toggle, and knotted with 8/0 silver charlottes. Three beads caught up in each knot. Takes time but costs little.

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    This is simply adorable…I love it.

  2. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Helen, I love your design! It is a perfect portrayal, exactly what I see around me at this time of year. Speaks volumes in it a quiet way. Love using waxed linen in bracelets and this one is beauiful!

  3. CAS
    CAS says:

    Helen, did I see your bracelet featured on a rival bead site??? It’s lovely … so fresh and clean.

    I’m sure the directions would be appreciated.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh, so sweet and earthy!
    Love it!

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    TsMom says:

    Love this wonderful bracelet.

  6. Laud
    Laud says:

    I love nature-inspired jewelry. To me, this looks like the first flowers of spring before leaves have sprouted on shrubs or trees. Sooo pretty. (If you did one with yellow beads, you’d have forsythia branches.) Wonderful job.

  7. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Beautiful use of simple component. Forsythia- great idea for a variation… I could also see ‘redbud’…

  8. Frida
    Frida says:

    ooohhh so lovely :)

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    Janet Miriam says:

    I lve this bracelet. I have made a similar one, but had the hardest time finishing off the ends. I can’t quite make out what you did…did you tie knots onto the clasp?

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Oh, I love this :D

  11. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Me, too! I would love to try this!!

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Gorgeous! I’ve seen this done with pearls, too, but good luck with a pearl hole! ;)

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    It may cost little but sure looks like a million and your description of the design is perfect. :)

  14. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Beautiful and precious, wish I could see it closer! :D

  15. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Reminds me of cherry blossoms!!

  16. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    @ puppychick labratbecky
    I would love this with pearls too. they do make large hole pearls. (swarovski) @ 1.5 mm. but that may be too big if using irish waxed linen.

  17. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    Love this bracelet. It inspired me to try the technique. I call mine “Apple Blossoms”. I used pink, and lime green seed beads, Czech leaves, purple Irish waxed linen cord, with Limabeads free toggle clasp.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Char beadinggma

  18. Lisa LaBarre-Kurz
    Lisa LaBarre-Kurz says:

    I am just about to sit down and make this one. Saw the tutorial and thought is was so pretty. Lisa

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