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Prima Volta

About this design:

So this is how it all began - as my title indicates (although it sounds so much better in Italian). This was my project the first time I ever made any jewellery. When I had no idea what a jump ring or crimp tube was. I don't even remember how I came across the design but it was on the internet and I decided I HAD to make it (having no idea what I was doing !!!) So I painstakingly forged my way through the instructions (trying to learn the lingo and running to buy supplies every other day) and 7 months later I'm loving the hobby more than ever. I was just recently asked to recreate it for a friend so I thought it'd be fun to share "my story"


Assorted pearls and spacers, glass beads, chain and Swarovski clasp.

Read the comments (or add your own)

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    K H says:

    Bravo!!! If this is your first piece I can’t wait to see what else you come up with!!! BTW, using chain is an excellent way to turn a couple of stands of beads into a fabulous multi-strand creation! :)

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    Dora H says:

    This and yourother piece are so did good ! I also learned by articles and how to’s on the internet!

  3. LizzCreations
    LizzCreations says:

    Wow i luv this too. The colors are great….my favorite piece o jewelry to wear are bracelets an this 3 strand bracelet it’s great for me.

  4. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    Look at you!!!!!!! What a fabulous bracelet! Keep beadin’ and let us see the results!

  5. DragonFly Chick Eileen
    DragonFly Chick Eileen says:

    Thank you Ladies !!!

    KH – you are good !! That’s EXACTLY what the description said – that adding chain would spiff up a bracelet – I have to agree :)

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Ditto, ditto, ditto on all of the above comments. You were brave to start with such a complex design. I agree with Chica Chick….Keep beadin’ and let us see the results! :)

  7. cottagecharms
    cottagecharms says:

    Beautiful-love the combination!

  8. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    DragonFly Chick — WOW — who knew?!?! This is simply amazing!!! I love this design and color combo! Great job! :D

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    This was your first creation??? Wow! You are a natural at this! Lovely color combo and design!

  10. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    BEAUTIFUL, you do have the knack!!!

  11. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    First: Welcome to the flock!! :D
    And Wow!!! What a super job on a difficult first project! Really pretty!!! :D

  12. Glassy chick Sonal
    Glassy chick Sonal says:

    WOW thats a beautiful bracelet and I like the clasp too…I am also new to this hobby and learning everyday through books, how to videos and of course with chickies here on LB.
    I am sure you would hvae a lot of fun with us here!! Keep us posted on what you do.

  13. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    Bellissimo primo bracciale!!!!

  14. DragonFly Chick Eileen
    DragonFly Chick Eileen says:

    Thanks so much ladies !!! Your comments and feedback really make my day (and boy have I had some doozies lately !!! Loved the Italian comment SSS :)

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    JRae says:

    This is so feminine and beautiful!

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