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Inspired By Martha ~ Revised

About this design:

Martha (Sunny Chick) posted that gorgeous bracelet with the Kylie Perry lock focal a few weeks ago. I loved it. It also reminded me that I had applied patina to a bunch of lock & key links/charms & forgot about them. Hmmm.... Then I found those cool blue disk beads on clearance at Michaels. So this is my not quite as cool imitation of her bracelet.


Brass lock link. Blue disk (?) beads. Czech glass halo bead. Brass key charm. Various blue bead dangles. Copper chain. Copper findings. Marine patina.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Well done, Deb! A beautiful design! :-D
    Martha will be proud!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    This is soooo neat…that lock and key is gorgeous!

  3. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Absolite gorgeous Deb.

  4. Nafri aka Nanci
    Nafri aka Nanci says:

    Deb, not only are the colors you chose very cool but the design is also ultra cool. There is something about keyholes that I am drawn to. Maybe it’s because they are mysterious. When I come across a locked door that has a keyhole my imagination instantly goes wild. What’s on the other side that someone felt they had to lock the door? Hmmmm.

    Your design is beautiful! Please don’t ever feel you have to compare your creations to anyone else’s. Other designs of your’s that I’ve seen on LB are proof enough of your talent and creativity :)

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I do like your style, girl!!! Your designs are the bomb!

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Another fantastic piece, love the colors in this one. Awesome!

  7. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I seemed to have invented a new word: “absolite” :)
    I meant absolutely. And since aqua/turquoise seems to be so popular, almost any of us would wear your designs if you love those colors. They are awesome.

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Deb, this bracelet is just beautiful! I love Sunny Chick’s designs, too…and must admit I’ve “borrowed” a few ideas in the past. Your take on the bracelet you’re thinking of is uniquely yours, and all your designs are gorgeous!

  9. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Fab as always. I like the way it tells a story,and those blue disc beads are DIVINE! They llook like chunks of blue ice.

  10. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you everyone for all your great comments. You gals are always so generous. Nancy Mc I love those blue beads also. They do like like blue ice…I got 2 strands because they were clearanced at $2.00.

  11. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    This is sooo cool! I’m lusting after that halo bead!

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Gail I got the halo bead from an Etsy stor called ArtBellaSurplus. Actually my Mom got those & 2 other type czech glass. That store has czech beads I’ve never seen anywhere else.

  13. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! Thanks!!! That is quite the store!!

  14. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Wow this is so pretty Deb! I love all the different elements you’ve combined. Great job with the patina too!

  15. Laud
    Laud says:

    This is a lovely piece. I think it’s one of your best. GREAT job!

  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Well so I changed it up just a little. I added more of the little halo beads and moved the chain under it. I liked the bracelet but it seemed….disconnected…don’t know how else to explain it.

  17. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Love your bracelet, Deb ! The colors are so icy blue and your design might be inspired by Martha, but you’ve made it uniquely yours – - -

  18. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I think we all have been inspired by something somebody else has made but it takes talent to make the piece successfuly yours. This piece is beautiful.

  19. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow Deb this is so neat, love everything about it :)

  20. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love both versions, but this one’s my fav!

  21. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Those halo beads are fabulous, so of course I love this version even more!! Seriously though, the changes you made really do add to the “flow” of the bracelet somehow. I really liked the other one, but this version has more of a wow! factor.

  22. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Love them both, but especially the first design. Guess I relate better to “disconnected” :)
    Regardless, this is another smashing hit by Deb!

  23. D Foltz
    D Foltz says:

    The lock and key patina is beautiful, and combined with the blue beads is just stunning.

  24. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great color and a great design! Love it! :)

  25. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely piece!

  26. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Love your design, Deb! This is such a pretty piece!

  27. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Gorgeous, I love it!! :D

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