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I can never get enough purple! These are Czech glass half-and-half purple and bronze. Of course I only bought 1 strand and of course I wish I had more!

I strung and re-strung the squares and seed beads 3 times. They simply would not BEHAVE and twist like I wanted them to. My solution was to string them on 22 gauge parawire and wire-wrap them to the links. Now the twist stays in place!


Czech purple & bronze squares, tiny brown seedbeads, 3 brass hammered links, lavendar & purple enamel filigree, brass leaf charms, Vintaj knot, parawire.

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  1. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Love the set; the earrings especially. Love those Czech squares, may have to buy some for myself! Bronze & purple: a duo I thought I would never like, but this is great! Very pretty!!

  2. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wow – and its wow to both pieces. I love asymmetrical pieces and both of these fill the bill. And you know I’m also a purple lover. That bracelet with matching earrings is awesome!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    These are wonderful! Great designs and colors!

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the colors in those czech cubes. Fantastic way to connect the purple enameled bead with the connector. Both pieces are just gorgeous!

  5. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Beautiful bracelet design! Your solution to the twist worked perfectly and I love the enameled bead. Your earring design is just as awesome!

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    LOVE! I want them both!!! Especially the earrings! WOW!

  7. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Great designs, Julie – - and I admire your patience in finding a solution for making the beads “behave” ! The end result for the bracelet is totally unique – - and I also just love your earring design.

  8. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Thanks everyone! :)
    This one took some time and some manipulation, but I like the result. I have more of the leafy-connectors, so maybe I’ll try some bright summery colors.

  9. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Both earrings and bracelet are divine!

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