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About this design:

I used the terra agate beads in this and the barrel bead I painted as well . You see a lot of things in that as you look at it ( kind of like seeing pictures in clouds). The other two are memory wire bracelets in 2 other colors.

Components:

Terra agate barrel painted with alcohol ink. Czech glass beads. Lindhasita cord The wire wrap- one is done with moon stone and I forget what the wheels are. The 3rd wire wrap is a mystery stone -and black AB fire polish beads- these memory wire bracelets are fun to make and work up in about 45 min.. I used 20 g wire for wrapping.

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  1. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Love all these bracelets. I’ve got to try the alcohol inks someday as you make such beautiful beads with them. I like the pink toned one the best but they are all awesome.

  2. Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 says:

    Every one of these is Fabulous! So much to look at….great designs.

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    So many interesting bracelets. They are great! I didn’t realize we can use alcohol know on beads. That bracelet is so beautiful!

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Very Nice Robin! The barrel bead is awesome with its flow of colors–great job incorporating the inked beads into such a vibrant design. I really like the two different collections of bracelets. One has a soft, feminine feel with the pink hues, and the other a more classic feel with blacks & gold. Are the three strands on these connected in the back as one piece or can each be worn separately? Either way, they’re great!

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

    Exceptional bracelet combos and wire-work. I would be hard-pressed to pick just one!

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Beautiful bracelets Robin. I love your wire work. My fave is the pink with the differing shapes of beads. Although I love the idea of pictures in clouds.

  7. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    These all are lovely Robin…I like the nuggets the best. Are those the ones with alcohol inks? If so, you did a great job. Are these going in your show?

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    thegreenzebra says:

    Robin, I would say these are pretty amazing last minute additions! They’re fabulous – all 3, but I especially love the first one with your alcohol ink magnificence, which stand out with their own distinct character. But I also like all the different shapes sizes and colors (it looks like they are all pulled together by the colors on the barrel you inked – genius!) and different strands – it’s an eye-catcher that’s for sure. I love it and think its great!

  9. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    The bracelets that have the wiring are memory wire-pink color is moonstone. The yellow, black and beige-I don’t know what stone they are. The bracelet with waxed linen has the beads I painted with alcohol ink-they are near the orange pumpkin shaped bead and near the end by the yellow bead. I also painted the barrel focal with alcohol ink. There is beige nuggets in there too.

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    MH says:

    Gorgeous!!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    You have magic fingers Robin. To put one together AND do the herringbone wire wrap in 45 minutes….Wow!
    They’re all gorgeous.
    I’m wondering if the wheels with the pink moonstone might be leopard-skin jasper?

    Does anyone else have problems with memory wire stretching out to be too large or change it’s shape? My experience is many shoppers at shows want to play with these bracelets like “slinkys”. (no matter how much I try to protect them or explain the proper way to put one on.) Your thoughts…?

  12. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Mary, I think you’re right on the leopard skin jasper. Keeping in mind that you’re only wrapping 8-10 stones ( each separately). It goes fast, especially with 20 g wire. I made one last night with 18 g and my fingers were very tired. I’m hoping that with 3 single pieces wired at the end-will not give into slinky behavior( haha). My main problem at shows is parents not watching and allowing their kids to touch and play with jewelry. That’s why I have a bowl of kid jewelry. Last year I took an expensive necklace from a little girl and directed her to the bowl and her mom came unglued that I had told her let’s not play with that, honey but here’s stuff you can look at . The mom said I had no business talking to her kid. That was at the convention center.

  13. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wow Robin – I can’t believe a woman got irritated with you because she wasn’t watching her own kid. Amazing. I’ve never used memory wire but it looks like fun.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Ah, I understand… You’re using 3 separate pieces of memory wire and not 3 continuous coils. That should help a lot to deter the slinkys. May I ask how you wire the 3 pieces together….or maybe add a photo? :-D

    Yes, I’ve also receive “unkind” looks from mothers when I try to give gentle guidance to their kids….and then the child usually looks back with defiance & continues playing with their new toy. Grrr…. Then I have to just
    be proactive take it away from them.
    I don’t get it… :-(

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Robin, never mind about how you connect them.
    I just saw your description on one of your other posts.

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    What an exceptional trio of bracelets. Fabulous colors, outstanding designs, great selection of beads.

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    P Heath says:

    Beautiful work Robin, how did you make the barrel bead on the upper left picture?

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    P Heath says:

    Beautiful work Robin, how did you make the barrel bead on the upper left picture?

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  19. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    PH, The barrel was a terra agate bead. I figured since I dropped the beads in tarnx, I might well make a focal with a barrel. I had half a strand of those. So, sure enough the color all came off and i used alcohol ink and painted the barrel. It looks like somebody was having fun! love the pic

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