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Deep In The Forest

About this design:

This bracelet was based on wonderful walks through the forest with all its sights, sounds, and aromas. My husband saw me finishing up the bracelet, silently stood there a while, then left in a hurry. He came back a bit later and surprised me with a delightful short narrative based on his childhood memories of walks in the forest. I will treasure his words forever. I wanted to share it with you too.


Green Girl deer/fawn charm; TierraCast bunny & bird; large hole owl bead; porcelain beads; Czech ovals; Agua Nueva Agate starcuts; Olive New Jade; Tigereye; Wood Jasper; faceted agate rondelles; glass teardrops; antique silver findings

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    What a beautiful inspiration! I’m so in love with your design, it’s inspiring me to get back to beading.
    But first! A stroll through the woods to capture the feel of your creation.
    Let me add, the combination of your craft & your husband’s word-smithing is a perfect pairing!

  2. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Totally agree with Mary! Beautiful bracelet, wonderful memories and a loving husband who can write … magnificent!

  3. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    C.C….this is too fabulous!! I love it…every bit of it. Every bead, the Deer and Fawn, the little bird…every little detail is perfect!! Your husband’s not too bad either!

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wow Crystal. So beautiful. Both your bracelet and your husband’s prose. I can definitely see why you inspired him. All of the details are just wonderful. And thecolors – perfect.

  5. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    What a gorgeous bracelet, Crystal! I love everything about it. Your attention to every detail is inspiring! Your bracelet is equally matched by your husband’s gift to you-his memories! both are lovely!

  6. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    This is an incredibly detailed bracelet. Its so beautiful. I love that your husband got involved as you were working on it. Its so very awesome – I looked at it for a long time before I had soaked up all the featured you included. Its the most beautiful bracelet I’ve seen in a long time. And you used so many different gemstones. It absolutely awesome.

  7. BevB
    BevB says:

    You and your husband are so creative. Your bracelet is a great depiction of autumn.

  8. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    I saw the poem last but it pulled everything together so well! This is a beautiful bracelet and so is the poem. I laughed when I found the owl bead! So sweet. This is a beautiful bracelet. Now you have me thinking bracelets and walks. You and your husband did an incredible job of pulling every color and word together. Thank you!

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  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    All of you are such a wonderful support–Thank You! I had this project on the backburner for years. In a small bag was the deer charm & a note that said ‘forest bracelet with green teardrops for leaves’. I was so happy to find some time to finally see my vision to the finish. My husband also says Thank you for your kind words.

  11. kye
    kye says:

    Absolutely awesome! Your bracelet is so beautiful and so is your husband’s reaction to it. So special the way you both connected with nature as inspiration.

  12. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    So full of woodland goodness! What a lovely team you and your husband make together…artist and poet! Can’t wait to see more from you both.

  13. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Jane do use fine wire or beading thread ? Also how do bring those section where there’s 3 road together? Maybe next time you do that design, you could show us

  14. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Sorry Crystal- I put jane’s name I meant yours/ so asl wanted to ask what the three big green and brown beads are?

  15. Snnje B
    Snnje B says:

    What a great fall piece Crystal! I love it!

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    CC, Gorgeous bracelet and an excellent depiction of what your husband wrote. Perfect colors for autumn.

  17. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    Oh my gosh, you married a romantic! I married an mechanical engineer, which has its own advantages! This bracelet is so well thought out—colors & composition are just perfect. Beautiful Crystal❤️

  18. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    All of you are so sweet–I do appreciate all the kind words. Wasn’t feeling well this morning, but the encouraging words are really uplifting. Thanks.

    Robin–I didn’t fully understand your first question (probably the spellcheck); I like to use waxed linen for bracelets, but on this one I used beading wire. The large beads are porcelain with larger holes, so I hid the crimp under one of those. Hope that helps!

  19. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    I love all of the wee critters and the leaves hidden in among your beads. This piece is delightful! Great work!

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