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"Winter Dreams" bead embroidered cuff bracelet

About this design:

Happy New Year to all my Sister artists! I declare Year 2014 a Year of BEAUTY! Here is my first contribution :): "Winter Dreams".
This bracelet has been created during November-December 2013, inspired by a fantastic, breathtaking snow that fell upon Sierra Foothills of Northern California.
I finished weaving my Fairy Tale on the day of Soltice.
By Christmas Eve, She was all ready!
She was spoken for just a few minutes after I introduced Her on my FB timeline, and found home with a fantastic person. Enjoy the photos!


Carved bone face, 2 Rainbow Moonstone, 2 White Howlite, 2 Blue Lace Agate, 2 Botswana Agate, Labradorite, Abalone shell cabochons; 2 Shiva Shells, natural white Keishi pearls, freshwater pearls, Czech glass pearls, Swarovski bicone AB and mirror crystals, fancy cut square AB crystals, cat's eye glass beads, Czech and Japanese (TOHO and Miyuki) seed beads, brass cuff base, suede, lots of Love.

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  1. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    WOW!!! This is absolutely stunning!!So gorgeous, glad she found a good home…

  2. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    WOW! So ethereal and breathtaking. Love the colors and the crystals which are some of my favorite. The steel blue reminds me of New England. Incredible work!

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    whimsy girl says:

    um, ditto, all I can say is WOW!

  4. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Lovely! Really captures the serene, ethereal beauty that winter can display. *tips hat*

  5. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    In a word: SMASHING! Great bracelet; wonderful work.

  6. Gramnan
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  7. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    What an exquisite work of art!

  8. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:


  9. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    This is gorgeous!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    How incredibly beautiful!!!
    Love her serene smile!

  11. Nata S
    Nata S says:

    Thank you, ALL for your kind and warm comments :) . And DayLilly, these crystals (square fancy cut ABs) are, actually, from LB! They introduced them a few months ago, and I really enjoyed working with them.

  12. Laud
    Laud says:

    I’m enchanted! Truly a stunning piece.

  13. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Hey Nata, I think I bought some of those crystals and they are very nice. Thanks for your warm sentiments on a cold day on the East Coast – Happy New Year to all!

  14. Phloxy Lee by Amanda G
    Phloxy Lee by Amanda G says:

    Wonderful. I just started bead embroidery and I hope I will be able to make pieces this beautiful with much more practice.

  15. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:


  16. puppychick  labratbecky
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  17. Nata S
    Nata S says:

    PhloxyLee, you are already “there”! It is not a matter of practice, but mostly of mind-set. Each one of us has a unique style, nobody is better or worse. I’ve been at bead embroidery about 2 years now, so I am a beginner. Enjoy your creative Self! Good luck! Thank you all, beautiful ladies! :)

  18. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Jaw dropper!

  19. Asia
    Asia says:

    I’m in awe, love it unable to do embroidery myself, more comfortable with torch and a hammer then needel and thread :D

  20. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Absolutely beautiful! The colors are so soothing.

  21. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Amazing, gorgeous,beautiful and a big WOW!!! I love it.

  22. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    Yowza! You created a beautiful piece of art!

  23. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Absolutely stunning!!

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    Dragonflymom says:

    I was in love with this Victorian bracelet the minute I saw it. What fantastic ART work. That is true art work. STUNNING

  25. Adorn With Elegance
    Adorn With Elegance says:

    Just too cool!! So beautiful. I can see it took much work…amazing!

  26. Khabira
    Khabira says:

    Wow just amazing and capturing winter perfectly!
    Love the colors!

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    A Palmieri says:

    When you work with leather and beads this way, what kind and size of needle do you use? a newbee

  28. leahs1956
    leahs1956 says:

    Oh my, this is absolutely gorgeous, can’t imagine how much time went into this bracelet. This is art at its finest, and a lot of love!

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