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I was determined to make something this morning and I had an excess of purple/lavender beads....thanks to Nancy. That was the only toggle I had. I don't think this is a keeper...but it has given me ideas on future designs.


brass butterfly, ceramic beads, Lampwork lentil, farfalle, Czech glass, ribbed toggle and waxed linen

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  1. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Jane , I love this! I love pink/ and that big bead with purple stripe is gorgeous! Your selection of colors is always spot on! Pink was my mother’s color too! Love it!

  2. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Hi ho, Jane… my caregiver picked up an 8.5 x 11″ envelope of beads for you. I’m assuming she’s mailing it today. I won’t know until I see the receipt as to when you’ll receive it. I think this is a very lovely bracelet but then I love purple & lavender, etc. The only thing I’d change is that black bead – at least it looks black – and replace it with some shade of purple or lavender or pink. That big lavender bead with the purple stripes has always been a favorite.

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love this sweetjane. The pinks and raspberry and purples work together so nicely. And I love the butterfly.

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Lots of wonderful beads in this bracelet–love the ceramic one with stripes & dots. The three strand section reminds me of the ‘dancing’ flying pattern of a butterfly. O.K., maybe that’s corny, but that’s what I see at first glance. I really like the mix of purple/pink colors. Another great job creating such an intriguing piece.

  5. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    This is beautiful just the way it is!

  6. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    I have to agree with Pam. I wouldn’t change it. The colors are beautiful.

  7. RobynL
    RobynL says:

    Wow, so beautiful! I only wish I had design sense like this!

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    Melody F says:

    Wow! This is just the right combination of beauty and creepiness to be really interesting. The butterfly looks like a skeleton of its former self, but I love it that way. I’m a purple fanatic, and everything in this bracelet works for me.

  9. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    What a great piece! Beautiful colors and design … lovin’ it. That toggle picks up the green in that larger bead.
    BTW, how are your wrists and hands?

  10. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    CRG…..My left hand is great…and that’s the one that had surgery. My right acts up from time to time…but I just have to live with it. I had bad shoulder surgery a couple of years ago, which left me with little use of my left arm. I walk with a cane so I couldn’t possibly do without my right arm. That’s the way it is.

  11. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Thanks everyone for your great comments. Maybe this bracelet isn’t so bad. I think I’ll give it a friend of mine who has MS and loves purple.

  12. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    She will love it!

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    J Scarbrough says:

    This bracelet has everything – color, texture, contrast, and coordination. Your design is breathtaking!

  14. kye
    kye says:

    I don’t know why this wouldn’t be a keeper. I think it’s gorgeous. You have such a special color sense. I’m glad you’re thinking about giving it away instead of tearing it apart.

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