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Blue Salmon

About this design:

This was inspired by the Fresh Pick of the same name done by Beth. Unfortunately my colors are not as subtle as the ones she used, but hey, I live in the middle of nowhere and had to use what was in the house ! Am not sure if I went too far by adding the chain to the bracelet - - included one photo of the bracelet before I added the chain and would love opinions - - -


From Lima Beads: Czech Glass Tuscan Sun Coin 10mm. From Other Sources: Blue lampwork coin 14mm, blue dyed agate rounds 12 mm, glass rondelles and seed beads, silver-plated beads and chain, all from my stash.

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  1. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    So pretty. I really like your color and bead choices!
    Fantastic! :)

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Very nice. I think the chain looks good with it. Keep the chain.

  3. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    thanks, Terri and Deb – - and thanks for the vote on the chain, Deb.

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    So gorgeous! I think it all flows nicely together with the chain.

  5. HeidiG
    HeidiG says:

    Beautiful bracelet – with the chain!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Great design….the chain just makes it all come together…KEEP IT!

  7. Nafri aka Nanci
    Nafri aka Nanci says:

    Hi Paula! I think you should keep the chain. It adds even more interest and texture to your wonderful design already has. The colors are great and if this is what you can come up with in the middle of nowhere, with just what’s around the house,
    Kudos to you!

  8. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely bracelet!

  9. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    I think the chain adds style & 3 is always better than 2 at least that’s what my hubby tells me! hee hee! I love it! The colors! The everything and especially with the chain!

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    faeriejewels says:

    Your use of color is beautiful! Leave the 3 strands together, the bracelet is very balanced with the combo.

  11. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Your color combo is awesome! Kudos for making is work with what you already have in your stash. I love the chain because it really rocks that multi strand style. Wonderful job!

  12. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Great color combo, Paula. I like the chain. It adds the perfect finishing touch to your fab design! :)

  13. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Ok, sooooo I guess I just have to be the oddball (not much of a stretch, I’m sure). I like it without the chain but I do think three strands look better so I’d add another strand of the seed beads instead. I love the colors in this and think the chain dilutes them somehow whereas another stand of seed beads wouldn’t.

  14. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Gail, appreciate your comment – - thought about adding a third strand that was mostly seed beads with a few 4mm and/or 6mm beads (kind of in-between the “weight” of the other two strands), but in the end was just lazy and added the chain ! But see what you are thinking – - -

  15. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I like the colors! I also like how your main strand is almost symmetrical, but really asymmetrical because you flipped the colors. It’s subtle but cool.
    I see Gail’s point about more seedbeads and color, but I also like the texture of the chain. I’ve done pieces both ways. I think it depends on the particular piece and colors. I know, thqt didn’t really help…

  16. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Thanks, Julie – - like that you noticed my “one-way” stringing. I often do that to give that subtle asymetrical look. My brain is really OCD and it’s hard not to make everything perfectly symetrical !

  17. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    I just love this color combination! Great work!

  18. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    thanks everyone for your comments – - definitely decided to keep the chain !

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