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About this design: LB package got stuck somewhere. So...Nancy had a ladybug bead in her package, that I didn't think I could make anything with...but..I thought it went well with my Millefiori beads. The purples been hanging around for awhile.


ladybug bead, Black Lava, Millefiori beads, glass beads,wood bead, copper potato chips, Czech glass, purple thread-like bead, purple filigree bead, magenta shell pearls, paper bead, Rose Quartz, Solar Quartz, polymer clay bead, Rhodonite and etc.

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  1. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Ladybug love! So cute!

  2. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    The ladybug is adorable and yes its a perfect match with the Millifiori bead. I love the purple bracelet!

  3. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Oh my Jane!!! I love the Lady Bug bracelet. What kind of clasp is that? I can’t make it out. Also, what’s the size? Never underestimate what you can or cannot do with an odd bead. That’s what makes for an interesting piece.

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    Melody F says:

    I’m drawn to the purple bracelet, of course. The large bead is one I’ve never seen before. It looks like felt with beaded banding of some sort. Where did you find that? Also the bead that looks like a ball of string–is it glass? The lady bug bracelet is very cute.

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Those are some fun bracelets. Your bead choices are always great. Love the ladybug.

  6. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Melody….I had the bead for forever and its a metal bead that’s been wrapped in fabric and thread.

  7. kye
    kye says:

    Such pretty bracelets and such different color schemes. I recognize the black millefiore bead from a past post of earrings. It looks great with the adorable ladybug.

  8. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Thanks to all for your gracious comments!! The ladybug bracelet I’m giving to someone…I don’t know about the purple one.

  9. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Both bracelets are great. I agree with Nancy, any odd lonesome bead can be turned into superb jewelry. I think that’s something you have taught me over these years. Your eclectic style is so fun & captivating. I love the cheer & delight you spread as you create and share your work with us.

  10. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Jane shortened the bracelet for me – it fits perfectly – and I love it. It so happens that I bought earrings from Jane that are quite similar to this bracelet. Coincidence – maybe not. Anyway, I love them both. I don’t get out much but occasionally I do put on my new pieces and wear them when we go out to walk my dog and then go to the lobby to pick up mail. That’s the excitement of my day. Thanks Jane, you have so many great pieces of jewelry.

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