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Triple wrap bracelet with African trade beads

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This bracelet was so much fun to make! I used all the left over beads on my table instead of spending tons of time putting them all away! I did need to add a few extras to make it a triple wrap.


Antique African trade beads, turquoise, coral, jasper, citrine, Peruvian blue opal, chrysocolla, chrysoprase, magnesite, apatite, African sand cast beads, Ethiopian Prayer beads, Indonesian glass beads, aquamarine, Hill Tribe silver beads (Thai silver, fine silver), bauxite stone, aventurine, kyanite, and sunstone

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  1. CAS
    CAS says:

    Love it Janet! What an inspired use of onesies and leftovers. Very fresh and funky looking. :D

  2. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Wow . what a stash you have ) great colors.

    CAS I like the term ‘onesies’

  3. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    How fun.

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    WHAT a good idea! Have to be a bit negative here, and say “not really my colors” :-) — but I CAN see it being fabulous on someone else!
    And what IS that thing it is resting on?? A tiny flower pot? Have to steal that idea! ;-)

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Great idea with fantastic results, love it :)

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love your use of leftovers, makes for one happy bracelet :) I would wear this all the time!

  7. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love African beads and this is a fantastic use of them! Can imagine what a show stopper it is on the wrist.

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love it!

  9. Janet Miriam
    Janet Miriam says:

    Thank you ladies! I don’t think I’ll ever put left over beads away again! I’ ve been saving pink and purple beads for another wrap bracelet!

  10. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Funky, cool and a fantastic mix of beads!!

  11. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Just love everything about it!

  12. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    A cheerful and fun bracelet! Left over beads (orphan beads) are a unique challenge to work with and you have certainly met the challenge! Love it! :D

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