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Butterfly Gem

About this design:

A bracelet using an assortment of gems and freshwater pearls. Vintaj butterfly blank is the focal, its slightly curved and has a quartz patina.

Update on babies. I lost one at about 2 this afternoon. I'm amazed the other one is still alive bit do not expect it to live unfortunately. They were just to young to survive this.



Vintaj Butterfly Blank. Tiny Vintaj Filigree Butterfly. Brass chain and findings. Pink Tumbled Opal Nugget (actually brown). Pink Rodonite twisted rice. African Opal. Pink, Brown and White Freshwater Pearls. Vintaj Patina Quartz.

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  1. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Ooo! So very pretty, Deb! Just love all the gemstones with the pearls. Lovely and organic.

    I am so sorry for the loss of your little one. I hope you and ButterBall are well. Hugs!

  2. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Deb this is lovely. So sorry about the fur baby. Hugs.

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    So sorry about the sad situation, Deb! I know you really tried. Take comfort that you have ButterBall with you. Hugs to you both.

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    The bracelet is beautiful, by the way.

  5. Laud
    Laud says:

    Beautiful bracelet. So sorry for your loss.

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Deb, this bracelet is so beautiful! I love the design & the brass with the gems you selected! :D

    I’m so sorry about the wee kittens. You tried so hard to save them all. My thoughts & prayers are with you & precious ButterBall. Hugs!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Lovely bracelet…so sorry about your loss.

  8. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    LOVE this bracelet, Deb!
    So sorry to hear about the babies. Just remember that you are a good kitty mom and have done everything you can for them. Butterball is looking cute as ever. :)

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you everyone for the compliments. This was one of those keep taking it apart projects.
    Also thank you for your sympathy concerning the kittens. The last one is still here….
    Of course BB is still here.

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Deb, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you and the other kittens, beautiful bracelet :D

  11. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Oh Deb, I am sorry :( for you. Before I even saw your description of the bracelet (with the sad news), I looked at your butterflies and thought to myself, “They represent her little kitties that have passed on!”. Metamorphosis, that passage through life…
    Hugs and prayers to you.
    And, your bracelet, the multi-strands, the design is fabulous as well.

  12. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    This went right into my favorites before reading all the comments. Aaaaw! I am sorry for the loss of the baby kitty, I hope the other finds the strength to hang in there. Butterball is the cutest!!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous! This beauty flew to my favs too!
    Deb, I’m so sorry about your little kittens. You’ve been through such a long struggle with them. May you be blessed for your efforts to give them life. *Hugs*

  14. Frida
    Frida says:

    Deb your bracelet is fabulous, totally love it!

    It makes me so sad that you lost one more kitty
    :( Hugs

  15. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Prayers for your little butterball. The bracelet is just beautiful, I do a lot of pulling apart and putting back together too.

  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Asia, Lois, Frida, Mary, Cindy, MM(I’m going blank on names again), Jolene, RowdyGirl, Lynn, Laud, Maria, Jacki, Susie

    Once again my LB friends have shown me what big hearts they all have. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to offer me your sympathy and thoughts. I do appreciate it so. Lois I especially loved your comment…you have such a way of expressing your thoughts….
    And thank you Mary.

    ButterBall seems fine. He’s starting to get a little active. It makes me sad he will have no.playmate. The baby from the 2nd litter…I still just don’t know.

  17. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    So sorry Deb! It’s so hard to lose our furry little friends. Hang in there!

  18. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Love this bracelet Deb. I too think of butterflies as renewal and as creature with the freedom to fly/run/explore.

    Stay strong. Your love and courage will bring you through this difficult time. I hope ButterBall makes you as happy as Mousey does! :)

  19. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    My heart goes out to you. I rescue older cats and have lost two in the last two years. Breaks my heart to lose any of them but on the other hand, I can feel good knowing that they were so well taken care of and loved in the latter part of their lives.

    The bracelet is super!

  20. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I just saw this – like I said – my vision is awful – anyway this bracelet is awesome.

    I’m so sorry about the baby passing and things not looking good for the other. I’m so very sorry.

    Again, wonderful bracelet. Really like all the different gemstones along with the gorgeous butterfly.

  21. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Oh man, Deb, this bracelet is beautiful. I love it! I am so sorry you had to be struggling with those precious kitties while you were making this gorgeous piece but I hope it helped to take your mind off the loss of that little one.

    ButterBall is beyond cute! What a sweetie! Now i hope that last tiny baby has enough strength to pull through.

    Hugs, my friend! We are all here for you.

  22. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    So sorry about your baby kitty. It takes a special person to take in these babies and care for them :) .
    Hope BB is doing well.

    Your bracelet is very pretty. I can always tell its yours just from looking at the picture.

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