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Blackbird in red leather

About this design:

While hunting eggs I found these ceramic beads and immediately thought of red leather. Though I use 1mm-1.5mm leather in my bracelets, I found them to be too small for these beads and used 3mm instead. It really came out better than I imagined. Never got back to the egg busy making my bracelet :-)


Red leather, black obsidian round tube, black onyx faceted rounds, Grace lampwork Tranquility Vines beads.

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  1. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very original. What is the thickness of the leather?

  2. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  3. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    Amazing design! Love it!

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    So pretty! I love it!

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    WOW! This is a fantastic bracelet! Love the color and the design! :D

  6. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    So worth all the work that you put into this! Terrific design!

  7. Gramnan
    Gramnan says:

    With I’d seen these….May have to go looking. This is beautiful. Wouldn’t put it on the table just keep for myself…..I’m greedy that way. Lol

  8. J Danhaus
    J Danhaus says:

    Elegant AND fun!

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    K Duke says:

    The leather is 3mm

  10. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    Creative and beautiful!

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic use of the lampwork beads, love it :D

  12. Janet Miriam
    Janet Miriam says:

    Oh my gosh, this is so stunning! Love everything about it!

  13. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What a fabulous showcase for those tranquility vine beads ! This is both elegant and “hip” at the same time – - great design !

  14. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very, very cool!!

  15. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I LOVE leather and you’ve done a great job with this! Your addition of those beads really makes it special!

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    WOW! Never seen anything like it!

  17. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Gorgeous design,and so very VERY unique!
    Black jeans,white Tee,and this bracelet. Instant outfit.

  18. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Great design, going into my faves!!

  19. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    thanks, K. I look at these designs on my lunch hour. I guess I should read the description! :)

  20. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    A very dramatic design! LOVE it!

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    N Shell says:

    Wow when I grow up I want to be a beadstar like you

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