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Three Amigas

About this design:

These agate beads have been in my stash for awhile. For some reason I'd pull them out to use them, admire them, and put them away. Finally, I decided to just go for it and use them. I've been wanting to incorporate leather in my work and thought this would be a good time to try something different. Anyway, these bracelets are what I came up with. The chainmaille weaves are roundmaille and barrel weave.

Components:

Jump rings, 8mm Tibetan Agate and focal, 4mm Picture Jasper cubes, deerskin lace leather, and 20 gauge Antique Brass Artistic wire.

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    Dayne S says:

    Wow. Really nice !

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Your art and creativity leaves me speechless!
    LOVE them all!
    You’re tempting me to try chainmaille…… ;-)

  3. S KatollakaSue
    S KatollakaSue says:

    “Speechless” is a really good description for me, too. I’ve never seen anything like this- it’s amazing!

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    So freaking cool! LOVE the rugged, natural look!!!!!
    One question, though: do you have enough weight at the clasp sides to keep these from sliding on your wrist so that the focal side is under your arm instead of on top? That’s the battle I am always fighting.

  5. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    I ditto ALL the comments! LOVE these!!!

  6. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    What an amazing combination of techniques!!! LOVE these! I too always feel I need to start doing chainmaille when I see your designs, LOL! :-D

  7. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    I ditto what everyone else has said! I tried a few pieces of chainmaille with very limited success. I would like to keep trying though.

  8. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    OMG Kye! I so love your designs! This is breathtaking! It’s an old world meets new kinda vibe and the leather definitely takes it to the next level. Chainmaille is so fascinating! Your work has definitely inspired me to learn chainmaille. It’s fantabuloso.

  9. Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 says:

    I check the desgns daily for your new pieces—always worth the wait! These are innovatve and stunning as all your work is—right into my favs! Love the use of leather.

  10. Creel U
    Creel U says:

    So gorgeous. I want to touch!

  11. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    You have outdone yourself! These are to die for, I can’t even pick a favorite, they’re all so awesome.

  12. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    Whoa. Baby. Scrumptious! Fantastic. Incredible. Artistic. From your soul. Can you tell I love them?!

  13. C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie says:

    Stunning! Into my favourites for inspiration. Kye – you have such talent and creativity and this design is fabulous. The combination of techniques works so well together. Love this. Speechless is definitely what I feel when I see this. Gorgeous…

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    Deb Harding says:

    YOWSA!! All of them are just fantastic! I really really really love the one with the large focal bead though. Beautiful work as always!

  15. kye
    kye says:

    Wow! I am totally blown away by your feedback. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart ♥♡♥!!!
    Becky, the bracelet with the large focal does need to be reworked. When I test drove them it kept moving to the underside of my wrist. While making it I tried several different larger beads for a counterweight but didn’t like the look. Sometimes I would rather have form over function but practical is important too. Anyway, maybe I should add an extension chain with a lead weight ;)

  16. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Maybe you can find a really heavy Green Girl charm… :)

  17. Midge S
    Midge S says:

    Great design! Love the earthy browns

  18. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Wow! Amazing!

  19. Annabel
    Annabel says:

    Just WOW!

    These are beautiful, Kye. Absolutely beautiful.

    The colours, design, style, your wire work and chain work are exquisite. I am literally speechless. You are an amazing designer and your work is stunning. I am in awe!

  20. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Kye, these are absolutely awesome! Those leather links are great! They add such a natural element to the designs & work in so seamlessly with the chainmaille style of your work. I tried some links some time ago, but realized they were too long. Might need to revisit that idea again. Another thing I like are the jasper cubes. Very effective in these pieces. Fantastic work! :)

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    Poms Forever aka Donna says:

    Kyle, you know you are my favorite designers. Always love EVERYTHING you design. You are so talented.
    I am going to try chainmalle. I need more practice with opening and closing rings. I have been practicing with projects that I need that skill. I have tried but I need practice.

  22. kye
    kye says:

    ○■○ :) ○■○ :) ○■○ :) ○■○

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    Adaire o says:

    sooooo digg the leather, chain, wire, and stone mix ~ ~ this is an inspiration ~ ~ I’m a newbie…. trying to find my wayyyyy! mahalo for sharing!

  24. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Fabulous, love everything about them!!

  25. Asia
    Asia says:

    Outstanding :D

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