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Calypso Blues Bracelet

About this design:

5 strand assorted Blues Glass Bead Bracelet that looks beautiful and also helps you use up your "one off" beads that are leftover from other projects. I like to make these in various tonal shades.


~Different beads in tonal blues, turquoise and greens. ~Silver spacers, strand separators, chain and clasp. ~Assorted charms and shells.

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    bluedog says:

    Love all the color! Very nice -

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    Beading Beagle says:

    The vibrant colors really make this design pop! Great design!

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    Melody F says:

    I would like to see more views of this fabulous bracelet. I want to see the clasp, and how you connected all the strands. I have plenty of “leftovers” as I have over 50 years of beads in my stash. I’ve made a lot of stretch bracelets, but necklaces have been my main focus. Now I want to make more bracelets, and am seeking inspiration.

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    What a great way to use up all those orphan beads! I enjoy the variation in this type of assortment–and the colors you chose really create a delightfully bold bracelet. I like the teal leather ‘drop’ you added near the clasp. :)

  5. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    This is beautiful and a fabulous way to use up those “leftover” beads! I’d love to see a close-up of your clasp.

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love orphan bead projects. And this one is a stunner!
    And kudos on your photo skills…jewelry is so hard to get right.

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Such a great way to use your leftovers. Your bracelet is beautiful and so fun to look at.

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Wonderful selection of colors and bead shapes. Great design, too. I think anyone who makes jewelry will agree that this is a great way to use the orphan beads.

  9. kye
    kye says:

    What a wonderful way to use a variety of orphan beads. The colors are so rich and vibrant. Just beautiful.

  10. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    What a beautiful bracelet! I love the idea of recycling your beads and saving the leftovers! You did an awesome job of putting this together and I would have never known they were orphan beads. I agree additional pictures are good idea-that gives us more to look at and absorb this wonderful creation!

  11. paisleygirl55
    paisleygirl55 says:

    I think blues and greens have now become my favorite colors. Gorgeous.

  12. Magicalmagpie
    Magicalmagpie says:

    I love the colours, really caught my eye.

  13. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Don’t know how I missed this before. A beautiful bracelet with such a diversity of beads.

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