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The Wine Garden

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Wire wrapped bracelet. I've been working on this for a few days. Things have been stressful so a little wine was called for, plus I wanted to do a garden theme and I thought these red Jasper leaf beads were kind of a wine color. Maybe I should have called it The Whine Garden because I was focused on my own problems, only to learn that a friend has far worse ones. No need to elaborate. It just gives one perspective.


16,18,and 24 guage wire in gold and brown colors. Red Jasper leaf beads. 1 14mm golden rondelle. 11/0 pearl seed beads. Briolettes in 2 colors. Green crystal drop beads.

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  1. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    This is beautiful!! Yes wine garden is the perfect name for this ….I so wish I could do wire work , I am always in awe of how clever the designs you guys post are ….I am so inspired to give it a go again sometime soon :)

  2. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    A lovely garden to wear on your wrist and a reminder that perspective gives us needed balance in life. Thank you for sharing!

  3. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    You always come up with some amazing designs!! I love your wirework! There is always someone worse off than we are. I still get very frustrated with my handicaps…I get mad…then I think of all the blessings I have in life…which are many.

  4. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Hello you guys. Thanks for the nice words. Kimberly, you most certainly can learn wire wrapping. When I started I gave up for a while. But I tried again after a time and am still figuring it out. Just begin. Sweetjane, you keep on keeping on despite your physical issues. That is strength. My friend, also my neighbor, was screaming when I got home. I think she has dementia as well as many other problems. But what she was screaming was so horrible. I considered calling the police, but no actual violence was occurring. We can’t deal with our challenges this way. Fresh Baked, wise words. We need balance in our lives. Creativity is a big part of that. Thank you all for the positive words. They are always needed.

  5. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    Such an elegant garden bracelet, very nice. I love that you added lots of beads among the wire to really liven it up.

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Lovely KR. So many colors and variety of beads. What fun. So sorry to hear about our problems and your friend. Sometimes life deals us some doozies.

  7. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Hi BLE. I’m glad you like it. My problems are no different from the ones we all have these days. I guess it’s just human nature to think it’s so important. I know a homeless veteran who told me he has learned not to take life so seriously. Just shows there’s wisdom everywhere. I hope you are doing well and dealing with the challenges of these times ok. I bought a bunch of beads yesterday. That certainly helps, LOL.

  8. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks KR – Yes, I’m doing fine. Got my vaccines so I’m not washing each of my groceries for 20 seconds any more. Ha. This has been a trying year.
    Enjoy your new beads!

  9. kye
    kye says:

    What a fun bracelet. Lots to admire.

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    KR, I agree with your statement that creativity can add balance to our lives. Sometimes when things aren’t doing so well, a little time in the bead room can help us view any trail a little differently. Oh, and yes, ‘buying beads’ can be a sort of therapy too, as long as you can afford them! Great bracelet with many different aspects to admire. Keep your ‘chin up’ and hang in there!

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