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a little bit of recycled

About this design:

LOVE these tiny recycled beads! They are cute stacked together. They end up twisting and turning until they are "mussy" instead of all lined up. But I like it that way better.

There is supposed to be a SKY BLUE bracelet too. However, a few of my LB friends managed to hit "buy" before I did.
I only need 35 sky blue (or aqua) beads... and I'm willing to trade 15 of each of these 4 colors. Anybody interested???


4mm recycled glass beads: violet, olive, yellow, and crystal. Silver curves and teardrop beads.

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  1. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    These are so cute, Julie!

  2. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Very nice, Julie! Sorry, can’t help with the beads. I couldn’t get the blue ones either!

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    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Really like the way you constructed this! Great color contrasts. I assume you used elastic thread as I don’t see a clasp??

  4. Laud
    Laud says:

    Wish I could help you out, but I don’t have the beads. I’m intrigued with the metal parts. The curved tubes look sleek and elegant. I think you could use the same design for a wide range of beads.

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I agree with Laud. I haven’t used stretchy string yet, but I do see the advantage!

  6. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Anyone who knows me knows I use the stretchy cord a lot. I especially like it for “keep it simple” designs when I don’t want a toggle to take away from the design. For these little bracelets, the silver bead was critical because I needed a place to hide the knot.

  7. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Very nice. They would look awesome stacked.

    Sorry can’t help with the beads. Looks like LB only has the rings. Guess everyone sccoped them up :)

  8. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Julie..I think this design is genius! They are sleek and simple,and have such a clean look.
    You know that I’m gonna “borrow” that design. ;)

  9. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    These are so cute, I may have to barrow your design too!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    I love these Julie. I have used the silver noodles with my memory wire bracelets and they really add a nice, sleek and elegant touch.

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    What a harmonious quartet of bracelets! Love the shiny metal with the frosted glass. :D

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Yum!! I wish I could help but I didn’t buy any.

  13. Frida
    Frida says:

    aaaaahhaaaaaaaaaaa now I know where al those beads went… :P Lovely designs! I can see a variant of this made with memory wire. Can’t help you with the beads becauase they where all sold out when I made my order :(

  14. franny
    franny says:

    very cool, clever & collectible, Julie!…who are these phantom shoppers that snaffle our beads?…all my mauve & yellow choices sold out, leaving my cart looking sad!

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    nebraskama says:

    Wish I could help … I had the light blue ones (and the dark turquoise ones) but used them for double wrap bracelets and am keeping them. I’m hoping Lima gets more of these in … they’re fabulous! I do have a strand of yellow if you’d be interested. Not sure why I only bought one *lol*

  16. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    Your bracelets are beautiful and the old adage is true “less is more”, so simple, but so gorgeous.
    I love the recycled beads too and hope LB gets more in soon.

  17. Kate
    Kate says:

    Recycled glass is back in stock, ya’ll!!!!!

  18. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Thanks Kate!
    I just loaded a bunch of it in my shopping bag and hit “buy”!!!
    I guess you all have figured out that we ALL love these glass beads… and you need to keep lots and lots of them in stock… :)

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