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Ocean's Delight

About this design:

I had a stash of bronze pearls and was waiting for inspiration. I paired them with gold & bronze glass beads & gold crystal bicones which looked pretty but not particularly unique. Was in a Chico, CA bead store on Friday when I happened on a strand of periwinkle blue cut glass, the next thing I found were blue & bronze & gold pony beads and a fab artisan glass focal bead and some sea life charms. Took my finds home and an idea sprouted as soon as I laid them out. My creation is a 5 strand bracelet with an Art Deco gold toggle clasp. I included a photo (the last one) of how the bracelet looked in the beginning.


Artisan glass focal bead, gold/bronze glass beads, gold Swarovski crystals, gold spacer beads, Art Deco gold toggle clasp, periwinkle blue cut glass pieces, light bronze freshwater pearls, gold sea life charms, Blue & gold pony beads

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  1. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Love these colors.

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great color and design! Isn’t it amazing how one little thing can inspire you create a marvelous design? Love the charms! :)

  3. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Thanks:) Yes, I still get surprised when something comes together, LOL! Thanks for the nice words ladies:) appreciate you!

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This is gorgeous! The colors play off each other so beautifully, and that focal is…Wow!

  5. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    These colors are wonderful together as are all the different elements.

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

    Beautiful – a real eye-catcher! Truthfully, I like the first design, as well -

  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Cat, that focal is great! The blue you’ve added really creates a backdrop for the sea life charms. Don’t you love when the beads almost design themselves when laid all together on the table? Very nice! :)

  8. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Thanks Crystal Canary:) I was going to go with a focal bead that showed an Ocean theme but thought maybe it would be too much, kind of glad I didn’t. Yes, it is sometimes like magic the way the beads come together like they are designing themselves. So fun!

  9. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very cool!

  11. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Lovely! The blue really set everything off beautifully!

  12. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Wow, gorgeous, love the blues, sea life charms and gold/bronze beads together!!! 8)

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Have to agree with Judy, I like the first version too — but if you want to go for blue, beige is not quite the thing… and blue is a special color! Lovely mix of everything!

  14. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the colors :D

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