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About this design:

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day to join our Orphan Bead swap. Please let me know right away if you would like to partipate by sending an email to:

Oh yes, this piece is for all of those purple people. For some reason, I find that purple inspires more passion than other colors. Has anyone else had that experience? Any ideas on why?


Faceted purple quartz, amethyst, freshwater pearls.

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  1. Nicki - Taylored Designs
    Nicki - Taylored Designs says:

    Gorgeous!! Purple has always been my favorite color, as well as being the color of my birthstone. If I had to guess about the passion of purple, I would say that maybe it has something to do with amethyst being the birthstone of Aquarians, who tend to be very passionate people.

    Love this bracelet!!! I might just have to revisit my amethyst chips!

  2. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    I LOVE purple and I LOVE this design! And can you please tell me where you find those gorgeous clasps??? :-) About the bead swap, I’m not sure if anyone would like to send beads to Norway???

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    Lady of Beads says:

    I love the mix of chunky and chips. Have to ask, is that a Jill Mackay magnetic clasp? It looks like one I tried to use awhile back. I never could get it apart and that was before it went on a piece of handiwork. It now resides in “that box of someday”. Her collection is beautiful but a bit pricey. I hope STG continues to decline in price so I can afford to use more of her pieces.

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    Lady of Beads says:

    Is this going to be the only time to sign up for the bead swap? Would it be possible to have another sign up in say 6 months or so?

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Another for my fav collection. Beautiful

  6. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    This is absolutely stunning!!!

  7. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Thanks, ladies, for the purple props. :)

    Let’s see how this swap goes–if everything runs smoothly, I’ll be happy to organize another.

    Yes, Jill McKay is the designer.

  8. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Those of you who have signed up for the bead swap should all have the names and mailing addresses of the beader who will receive your orphan beads. If you have not been emailed a swap mate name, please contact me as soon as possible. Thanks!

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Such a gorgeous bracelet design and color combo, Susan! I love that clasp — it’s more of a focal! Purple is such a wonderful color to design with, as there are so many shades of it!

    Looking forward to the next swap when I’ll have more time to participate. :)

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    Dora H says:

    WOW….LOVE IT !!!

  11. Violet
    Violet says:

    The bracelet it beautiful !!!!!! The swap is a great idea…. but I am so busy right now with work and everything else… I don’t have time to get any beads together…. I hope this swap works well for all those who signed up… and if
    you do another one I would love to be included…. I’ll start getting a stash ready !!!!!! Let us know how it turns out !!!! Happy Swapping !!!!!!!!

  12. Shani
    Shani says:

    This is beautiful and I LOVE PURPLE I truly like the combination with the pearls.

  13. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:


  14. Sandra Martinez
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  15. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    I just LOVE IT…….

  16. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    Hey Doc,
    Beautiful bracelet and gorgeous stones.
    Best of luck with the inaugural swap, still have my virtual pom-poms in my virtual hands and cheering for a resounding success.

    A last minute thought for the LB computer gurus….. can you create a special swap category for the design gallery, please…. you probably have thought of this already???????????????

  17. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Kevin from Lima said that the team would do just that! I will stay in contact with all of the swap participants and with Kevin and help organize it.

    Thanks, SSS, for your continued cheering. So far, so good. :)

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    Carlatherese says:

    Purple is MY favorite color, especially with pearls.
    I’d like to bead swap in the future….
    I said I did cellini flat. Just haven’t had a chance to photo. it. (don’t know how to post it on computer. I;ll try to io finish the clasp. Maybe will do later this week.

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