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Fishies on a string!

About this design:

I fell in love with this great Golem bead. So, I had to figure out what to do with it. I wrapped it with a heavy gauge bronze wire to make it the button end as a clasp for a leather bracelet. I love the blues and the fish motif. The melon beads added a tad of texture for me.


Added Picasso finished seed beads and czech glass melon beads to the 1.5mm natural colored leather cord and finished it off with the fish. I wanted to have the bronze wire have a design, too. Thus, another fish!?!

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  1. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    I can see why you fell in love with this Golem bead! I like the mix of tiny Picassos you chose to finish your wrap bracelet. Lovely!

  2. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    What a great necklace! Golem beads are so unique and fun. Excellent selection of beads to compliment the focal. Love the leather choice!

  3. Maggies Mom
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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Great bracelet. The Golem bead is lovely with the Picasso beads.

  5. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Gorgeous! I really like how you finished the Golem, this piece is well done!

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Ditto to all of the above. Love the Golem bead and the leather.

  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    What a great way to use the Golem bead as a closure. I like how you used the leather with a variety of different picasso seeds–nice effect. I will admit, I’ve had those Golem beads for a while now–loved their abstract design. I took a closer look, and I see where you see fishes! Great how we all see something different in art beads. Hope to see some more of your work. :)

  8. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Thanks for the inspiration! This Golem piece is in my stash and it is a difficult blue. You have done a masterful job with this piece.

  9. kye
    kye says:

    Beautiful and so inventive. The Golem bead as a closure is a great idea. And paired with leather and the other beads it’s just outstanding. Such a great design.

  10. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    Thank you everyone for your great comments! Crystal Canary, I saw the fish immediately but it may just be me. :) I knew others had the beads in their stash! They are so unusual and funky.
    I think I am going to try some other Golem beads and see what I can do with a similar design. I just love the blues. Not sure why!

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