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Self Closing Bracelet with Dragonfly

About this design:

Started this as a necklace but decided to go a different direction. Yesterday I looked at it and thought it would make a nice bracelet. Then I couldn't find a lobster clasp so decided to use a magnetic clasp. Just flip it over your wrist and it closes itself.
I don't usually make bracelets because my hands are just as old as I.

Components:

10/0 Seed beads White with Travertine, - Green 3 mm Milky Teal Druks, 3.4 mm drops - Golden Grains, LB 24 mm Parawire - Rose Gold, LB Tierracast Antique Gold Plated Dragonfly Wings 7 x 20 mm, 10 mm Matte Pineapple Glass Rounds, LB Satin Hamilton Gold Plated Flat Diamond Chain, 6 mm Gold Plated Magnetic Clasp, LB 5 mm Gold plated Jump Rings 18 Ga

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  1. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great design and a gorgeous color combination. The bright yellow bead and the dragonfly are a perfect compliment for your design.

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    I agree with LRC!

  3. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    I love brackets. This is great one. All the little dangly stuff makes it extra flashy. Love the glow of the yellow bead. Plus the intricate BLE beaded rope.

  4. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Beady, I agree with everyone- it’s a beautiful bracelet- the colors are great and will a great piece for fall!

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    thegreenzebra says:

    Love your bracelet Beady! everything about it, the dragonfly is the perfect touch. The colors are great, and looks like it’s part of nature. Excellent work!

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks everyone. This one was fun. Especially the photos. That faucet hasn’t been operational in 20 years or so. Great patina. My old cabin needs paint.

  7. kye
    kye says:

    Oohhh I really like this. Your rope stitches are so beautiful and I bet this rolls on your wrist and feels great. The colors and design are excellent. The way you added the dragonfly is so creative. It’s kind of a lariat for your wrist. So cool!

  8. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    This is great as a bracelet…the magnetic clasp is a good idea. I love all the dangles!

  9. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Love Kye’s comment about a ‘lariat for your wrist’. The double strands beyond the clasp caught my eye right away. The dragonfly surely has a lot of movement on the chain which adds a touch of fun to the design. Gotta love magnetic clasps and the way they just ‘jump’ close. I’ve been struggling with lobsters on bracelets now that my hands are getting a bit achy with the passing years. I love bracelets, and think they’re a great way to pickup any mood–and they don’t even have to match what you’re wearing. Enjoy wearing this one, and I bet you’ll be making more! :)

  10. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks kye, sweetjane and Crystal. kye – A lariat for your wrist – Yes it is! I know I said I don’t like bracelets but I have worn this each day since I made it. The magnetic clasp ended up being useful – better than a lobster. Yes Crystal – I want to make more.

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