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Something different

About this design:

This is some kind of test-bracelet. I am trying to cut down on my spending on new beads and use what I already have. This bracelet is made from Swarovski and Vintaj Natural Brass links which I had for awhile. I hammered the links to give them some texture, bended them a little bit, painted with acrylic paint, made the extra holes in each link and connected these links and Swarovski together.


Brass, Swarovski

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  1. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    I think this is awesome! Funky, modern, very industrial looking. I know I need to learn to use some of my existing beads rather than to continue to purchase. LOL

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Oh, don’t we all need to do that!!! Unfortunately, LB keeps adding more & more fabulous choices to their site……that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! ROTFLOL ;)

    This bracelet design is amazing, Reet!!! I love the creativity of your piece! :D

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Wow, do I ever agree with Lynn…amazing, creative, and fun! I never would have thought of that! I also like Lynn’s “story” and I’m sticking to it, too! As soon as I think I’m going to be really, really good, there goes LB adding more wonderful, irresistable goodies! What’s a bead addicted Chick to do?!?!?! LOL :D

  4. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    This is amazing! Thanks for all the detail on how you created this masterpiece! I’ve been trying to use/reuse/repurpose more instead of purchasing. It’s just as everyone said…the pretty beads, who can resist the pretty beads?

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    Reet says:

    I perfectly understand what you mean. It’s very hard to resist to something shiny, sparkly, unique, one of a kind. At the same time it makes our life happier, brighter, more cheerful, right?

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Hey, I like your reasoning, Reet! :D :D :D

    Hello, my name is Lynn and I am a bead addict. The thing is, I don’t want to be cured!!! LOL

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    I think we all need happier, brighter, more cheerful lives! You weren’t planning on starting a Chicky chapter of Beader’s Anonymous, were you Lynn??? LOL! ;)

  8. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    If I did start a chapter, we’d all end up going out to buy beads after the meetings!!! ROTFLOL ;)

  9. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    I think this is so attractive and different. I would wear it in a second. Love creativity here!

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    K H says:

    Great bracelet!!!!! I too am trying to use from the stash whenever possible. But it’s so hard, and those beads are out there calling my name. But the best excuse – when I am out running earands and feel the call of nature, well, I head to the LBS becuase I know that the facilities are clean – and my motto is “if you gotta go then you otta buy”!!!!!!!

  12. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Katherine, you’ve got me LOL at your comment! :D

  13. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    Love this funky bracelet. It looks awesome!

  14. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow how clever, you made something wonderful..

  15. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Great piece!

  16. Jewelrybyirina
    Jewelrybyirina says:

    Love it!
    Great job Reet!

  17. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    this is just awesome! It looks like it was a lot of fun to make! Would wear it!

  18. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    very nice…your talent is super! love this combinations of different mediums!!!

  19. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Wow! 8O What a gorgeous bracelet! Love, love, love it!

  20. Natures Precious Gems
    Natures Precious Gems says:

    Great bracelet! I never would have thought to do what you did. Very creative

    Ugh, I know what you mean about not buying more beads and using your stash! Darn LB’s and their new weekly beads… Doesn’t help us addicts much :) I keep talking myself out of going to Tucson this year because I “need to use what I have”, save money and really should decrease my buying….. it’s so HARD! P.S. I’m getting ready to place another order…..what’s a girl to do when she has an order for a necklace and doesn’t have all the beads in the shape the customer has requested? And you know, I also need to buy the ones sitting in my cart because ya never know when your next customer might want them…right?!

  21. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Wonderful piece. I love the mix of the sparkle, and the somewhat more matte sheen from the metal.

  22. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I *LOVE* this bracelet! so creative, so contrast-y, so attractive!

    KH: that’s a different take on ‘pay toilets’!

  23. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Ahhh, I too love this bracelet and would wear it in a second. Really like the different colors and textures together and the fact that you modified the original pieces to make such a fun ‘rustic but glamerous piece’! SLS

  24. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    What a fantastic bracelet! Great components fabulous design.
    Bead buying and hoarding seems to be a pandemic! Will Beaders Anonymous save us all? Who cares? I love beads, shiny objects and my addiction. I don’t wanna change!

  25. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    This is a grand piece. Reminds me of Renoir-Matisse work from the 50′s.

  26. KGem
    KGem says:

    Can you tell me what you used to make the additional holes? Love it alot!

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