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Ethnic fusion

About this design:

I used the patina to add color to the African brass bead and matched that with turquoise and yellowish Indonesian seed beads.


African brass,leather cord, waxed linen, Vintaj patina all LB. Indonesian seed beads from my stash.Handmade brass clasp.

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  1. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the mustard mixed with the turquoise. This is gorgeous Asia! Do you sell your stuff?

  2. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:


  3. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    So gorgeous!!!

  4. miss e
    miss e says:

    Sweet focal!
    Where do you get the Indonesian seed beads? They are so pretty!

  5. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    This is so cool!

  6. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Wow, this is so cool, funky and colorful, love it!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    That focal bead is gorgeous and I love the colors! I really like this style of bracelet. I am with miss e….where do you get the Indonesian seedbeads???

  8. CAS
    CAS says:

    Oooooohhhhh … aaaaaaahhhhh … WOW!!! Love the color combo … the clasp … the focal … well, I love everything about it. :D

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Love the design, the colors, everything! A fab piece, Asia!

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you so much, girls. Wanda, I don’t, but I might take a plunge as more and more I have been asked to sell. Miss e and Need4Beadz, I get them from a store on Etsy Yukidesigns.

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Great colors Asia. I love the patina on the brass bead and the design.

  12. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Love it, Asia! :)

  13. miss e
    miss e says:

    Thank you!

  14. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful Asai. I too wondered if you sell your pieces? I think you would do well.
    Unless you want to keep everything for yourself. ha ha ;)

  15. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    oops. of course meant to say ‘Asia’

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Thanks so much Asia!

  17. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Asia, another beauty! I love what you did to the African brass bead. I have a few of them and hadn’t thought of a design yet.
    You know I love to steal ideas!!! This one will end up on my “idea list” as Becky’s!!! :)
    I’ve shopped from Yukidesigns too. I got some of the Greek spacer beads. Haven’t found time to use them yet.

  18. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love this, Asia!!!

  19. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    Wowza Asia this is a fab piece. I admire your work, original with an ethnic flair, well done. Now go and sell, sell sell.
    Thanks for sharing where you got the seed beads, nice of you.

  20. Janet B
    Janet B says:

    You are very talented. You NEED to sell your beautiful creations. Thanks for the tip on Yukidesigns. I live in Canada so they are perfect for me.

  21. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you, glad I could help :D

  22. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Another great original, Asia ! Would never have guessed that your focal started out as an “ordinary” African brass bead – - and you’ve inspired me to try patina on several that I have – - thanks.

  23. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wonderful colors and love the patina on the brass bead. I’ll join the crowd in saying you should sell your stuff!

  24. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    Fabulous! Perfect summer accessory :-)

  25. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    Very nice !

  26. Laud
    Laud says:

    Striking piece! I, too, love the mustard with the turquoise.

  27. Old Beaded Lady Chris
    Old Beaded Lady Chris says:

    Asia, nice ethnic touch to this piece. Just admiring it gives me a sense of some distant market place in downtown Nairobi. Love the colors as they reflect the boho chic expressiveness. Very nice.

  28. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Asia, I’m not sure what’s left to say, so I’ll just say “ditto” to all the comments! I love the colors & design! Also, I agree with the others that your designs would sell very well! :D

  29. HeidiG
    HeidiG says:

    Gorgeous! Love the colors of those beautiful beads.

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