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Butterfly Garden

About this design:

This bracelet was totally inspired by Wanda's Fresh Pick with the same name. Would never have thought about combining these colors, but I love how they contrast. Remarkably I had all the "ingredients" in my stash ! Added a second strand, but am not sure whether it's better as a single or double strand bracelet. Opinions ??


Czech glass and fire-polished rondelles, TOHO seed beads and a Tierra Cast butterfly. The butterfly and 3mm Czech rounds are from LB, the rest from other sources.

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  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    Isn’t it great when you have everything just waiting for the right inspiration, love it :D

  2. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Very nice. I actually like it with 2 strands but, it also works with a single strand. I would have never thought to put those colors together but they are great together. Love it!

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    WOW Paula, this turned out great! I love the colors you chose for your garden! I’m so happy I helped with the inspiration for such a beautiful set!

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great design with an unusual color combo I really like. Of the two versions I think I like the single strand better. The colors stand out more and the eye zeros in immediately on the red in the mix, then the peach and purple. The butterfly and its bead add a nice touch, too. Either way it is an excellent design. :)

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I love the 2-strand version. That is an unusual but fantastic color combo!! Very darling bracelet.

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    I vote for the two strand! I like that it gives additional little peeks of color. Cute summer bracelet!

  7. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    I think it looks terrific both ways. Can’t make up my mind.

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Either way. Great design and cute colors and shapes!!

  9. B Witzel
    B Witzel says:

    I prefer the 2 strand Better. It looks fuller. Love the way the colors all come together.

  10. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Both are great but the 2 strand one is better. Plus I love the earrings.

  11. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Thanks for your comments, everyone, and special thanks again to Wanda for the inspiration ! Think I’ll keep it a two-strand bracelet, although it’s still a tough call – - -

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

    I vote for the 2 strands; adds another dimension – very pretty bracelet – love the combo!

  13. Dill
    Dill says:

    Beautiful piece! I really like the wrapping flourish on the earrings. And I’ll add my vote for the 2-strand!

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