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What to do???

About this design:

This is a purple ceramic bead. Obviously large!
I wanted to see if I could wrap something besides a round. I think it's cool looking. But what do I do with it???

Hang it from a chain and add a dangle?
Wrap more and make a chunky bracelet?
Use it as a focal? With what else?

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Pretty!! A focal on a bracelet with several different but coordinating beads would look cool.

  2. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Very cool! I see it as a pendant with a dangle on a necklace of smaller wrapped beads. :)

  3. Laud
    Laud says:

    Ooh, I like the purple and silver. I’d use it as a necklace focal. You might wrap a few (two or four) other beads and then fill in with others.

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    JC Hamm says:

    I see it on a double chain with dangles. It’s beautiful by the way, great wire work.

  5. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Also like the bracelet focal with dangles idea – - your wire work is just superb, Julie !

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    I love the bracelet idea, fantastic job :D

  7. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Dittos to the bracelet idea!

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Ditto! any of the above! :) I am no help. :) Love your wire work!!!

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Fab wire work! Love all the suggested uses!

  10. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Like all the suggested ideas, preferring it as a pendent with dangles and a chain with some unsymmetrical beads! lovely wire work!

  11. ginAveri aka Dee
    ginAveri aka Dee says:

    Beautiful piece. I would make another one and use one as a bracelet and one as a necklace with smaller beads in a contrasting color. You could also make earrings. I’m all about coordination. Love your work.

  12. Frida
    Frida says:

    Another lovely piece :D

  13. Kate
    Kate says:

    I’m interested to see the next post from you, Julie– I’m thinking a watch band with this as the ‘time piece’ + an embellishment or two?…but my creativity often seems stunted to the rest of you LB posters!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    OOOO! A watch band! That’s a brilliant idea Kate!
    Love your wirework Julie!!

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