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Ombre Sunshine Wrap

About this design:

I've been stumped on how to use these yellow jade squares in a leather wrap. I finally came up with this ombre pattern to showcase their beautiful variance. I tried using a random mix but I like square beads in a planned out pattern. Just me.


Yellow Jade, Tiger's eye, Toho seed beads, Czech glass. Leather cord and TierraCast flower button from LB.

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  1. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Pretty pattern

    KATHERINE T says:

    This is a wonderful bracelet. I’m working on using the tila tiles and I also love the leather. This bracelet shows your skill and trained eye at color and design. Love it!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    So very beautiful! Great colors and design!

    If I may ask, how do you keep the square beads from flipping over? I’ve tried running the thread through twice and making it as tight as I can. But the square beads still want to keep spinning around instead of lying flat. Or maybe that’s just their nature? ;-)

  4. Elis Mom
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  5. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you all for your compliments!

    I have the same problem with square beads that are flat and have only one hole so for flat squares or tiles I only use the ones with two holes that way they can’t flip.

    However these are not flat they are a cube so they are fit snugly up to one another and don’t flip.

    I wish I could find more of these cubes in different stones. I really like them.

  6. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Fabulous design! :)

  7. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    This is fantastic!
    Are the 6mm squares or…?

  8. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    ( I mean cubes)

  9. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you! They are 4mm.

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    JC Hamm says:

    Love it, fantastic design!

  11. Laud
    Laud says:

    I like the ombre arrangement a lot, and the overall colors scheme is so earthy and warm. Good job!

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very cool!! I have done rectangles that also flip over but the person who bought them said she liked to be able to play with them. :) Kind of like abacus beads or something. :)

  13. Frida
    Frida says:

    Fabulous design :D

  14. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the ombre :D

  15. foxhill designs vt
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  16. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I know these bracelets are SO popular, but I just don’t “get it” … so maybe I’m just not cool enough.
    This is the BEST wrap bracelet I’ve seen. Maybe it’s the square beads! Maybe it’s the ombre. Maybe it’s the tiger eye. Maybe I’m *finally* getting cool??? Anyway… I’m finally loving this style of bracelet. :)

  17. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Well I get it. I love wrap bracelets and really need to try this. A funky casual way to have LOTS of stones/color encircle your arm.

  18. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Excellent and beautiful work!

  19. Kate
    Kate says:

    great colors in this. I love the gradient you’ve got going on here, as well as the seed bead ‘interjections’ throughout. I want to copy it!!! ;-)

  20. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:


  21. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Well Julie…. I’m glad you’re finally on board with wraps! I’ll be giving you some more inspiration soon. I’m getting a new shipment of 4mm square beads tomorrow in amethyst, carnelian and pyrite, oh the possibilities. Yea! (Oh stop, you all know how exciting it is to get your bead shipments)

    Thank you all again for your support and kind words.

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    T Heinz says:

    What kind of string do you use?

  23. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    This one was strung with KO beading thread, but I have also used Nymo, C-Lon and One G. One G is my favorite because you don’t have to condition the thread, because it is preconditioned.

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