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Something dainty for Cotillion

About this design:

My granddaughter, Izzy, has been invited to join the local cotillion. It’s quite an honor. She has to go to etiquette classes and 2 formal dances. She asked me to make a dainty bracelet - this is take one . She hasn’t picked her dress yet- so it may not even go with it.


I used memory wire, Swarovski pearls, Czech glass 4 mm firepolish beads and Czech glass drops in crystal AB and matte white. A butterfly focal.

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    What a beautiful bracelet! It will make a great Cotillion gift. Hopefully she will pick something to go with the bracelet. When is the Cotillion?

  2. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Robin, this is so lovely. I know it will be a truly admired gift and its inspiring me for when I do my first memory wire bracelet in a VERY long time. They were very popular. I’m sure your granddaughter will love it.

  3. Althea A
    Althea A says:

    This is such a gorgeous bracelet. I think the combination of cream pearls with pale blue crystals is so delicate and dainty and I love the butterfly focal. I think your use of memory wire will help make the bracelet and butterfly look like they are floating on your granddaughter’s wrist.

  4. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    This is such a dainty and lovely bracelet. I’m sure it is perfect for a cotillion. Your granddaughter will have the memory for the rest of her life, and the bracelet will be a cherished momento of her special day.

  5. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Pam, I’m not sure when the dances are. The group has to go through etiquette classes first. The girl’s dates have to go one class. They have a dress code (I think that’s a great idea). She told me one the dances is in the winter. It’s very much a southern thing.

  6. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Robin, you are so right about it being a Southern thing. In Iowa we had Jr./ Sr. prom in every spring at school. The year I was a Jr. my dad’s cousin’s daughter had 2 friends over when we visited them. They were talking about their Cotillion being a few weeks away. Now that I live in Texas I read about a Cotillion in January.

  7. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Beautiful bracelet Robin. Izzy is growing so fast. The butterfly is lovely among the pearls ad FP beads. Had to look up cotillion – what a great tradition. Lovely.

  8. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    A sweet bracelet! Love the butterfly bead!

  9. Althea A
    Althea A says:

    Your beautiful butterfly bracelet is featured on the LB home page this week. It’s really gorgeous!

  10. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I did the. Whole coitillion thing…my parents made me. In the end though….I didn’t “come out” ….I was not into all that. I was too busy being a hippie chick .

  11. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Oh I forgot mention….I love your bracelet! I’m recovering from a brain injury…I had a bad fall.about a week a go. I am getting better little by little…in a rehab.

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

    How good to hear from you, Jane! Rehab can be a bitch but hang in there, my friend! I miss your picks.

  13. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Sweet–So feminine & soft. Izzy is definitely growing up fast. She will look beautiful wearing this.

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