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Copper Butterfly

About this design:

I found the pretty copper butterfly at the bead show in Milwaukee. When I attached it to a ring of copper tubes, the butterfly was freed to move along its section of the bracelet--and the bracelet became reversible.


Copper butterfly; copper tubes; copper-plated rounds and clasp; Czech fire-polished rounds; seed beads in turquoise, blue-grey, white-blue, crystal-copper

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  1. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    Again, such wonderful work. I love copper, and I’m loving the shades of blue in this bracelet. Thanks for sharing!

  2. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Beautiful design Laud! I love how you incorporated the butterfly, very clever. The blues are perfect with the copper too!

  3. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oh wow! “Butterfly in Flight” should be the name of this one! What an innovative design this is and what fun this must be to wear! Fabulous design, Laud!

  4. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Love the colors! Such a fun piece, and I love how the butterfly can flutter. Very clever to make it reversible!

  5. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Wow ! This is magnificient, Laud – - are these beads woven together ? Can’t imagine any other way to get them to lay this way, but am so used to seeing weaving with only little beads. That butterfly was quite the find – - -

  6. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Unique and lovely! Wonderfully designed. So look forward to the pieces you share!

  7. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Just beautiful!

  8. Laud
    Laud says:

    CB, it’s herringbone stitch. You can add bigger beads along the way, then go back to smaller.

  9. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Laud!

  10. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Stunning Laud

  11. ErinM31
    ErinM31 says:

    Beautiful! I love how it appears that the butterfly has just alighted on the bracelet! :D

  12. Asia
    Asia says:

    This is so different and just as gorgeous, love what you have done with the butterfly :D

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Gorgeous butterfly, gorgeous color, excellent design! :)

  14. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    So pretty and delicate.

  15. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thank you!

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