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Mod West

About this design:

My entry to the miniatures art show at our local Millicent Rogers Museum. Priced it at $90, way higher than I've ever priced a piece so small, but I think someone will think it's worth it (fingers crossed). The bracelet is in right angle weave with Czech seed beads in white pearl. All the thread paths are at least double, if not triple-reinforced. I filled the windows on the edges with 3mm shell beads, then added the turquoise and coral heishi on their sides, held in place with a little seed bead. I wanted a different take on the traditional SW turquoise & coral combo. I really like this piece, and it reminded me of the mod era dots. It's connected with a sterling silver slide clasp to make it easy to get on and off. It's probably about 2" wide.
Trying to get my stuff out in public more often, hopefully, they'll follow through, 2 separate local papers said they were writing a feature on me (and my nieces' re-fashion business, lump "the family" together, but I'll take anything I can get :) ).


Czech glass seed beads, Shell Round Beads, Turquoise Heishi, Coral Heishi, Sterling Silver Clasp

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    What a lovely and unique take on turquoise and coral! I’m sure someone will find it well worth your asking price, which seems quite reasonable to me. Good luck at the show! :D

  2. Violet
    Violet says:

    This is a gorgeous piece… I’m sure someone will snatch it up !!!!
    Will you be able to sell anything else at the show, or just this piece?
    When is it? Best of luck to you !!! Keep us posted on how it goes!!!

  3. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Thank you Deb D and Violet. @ Violet, I get just this one piece, and I cannot replace it once it sells. It’ll run from Feb 19th – March 27. If it sells, they’re supposed to contact me, so we’ll see!

  4. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    MoonBell, this is fabulous! Best of luck to you at the show! :D

  5. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    That is amazing! For all the work you have in this, the price seems ok to me! Good luck!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    This is fabulous Good luck!

  7. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Very pretty! Lots of luck!

  8. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow, very pretty … looks like a lot of work and great price to me too! Good luck!! SLS

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a gorgeous piece! I think your price is very reasonable, considering the components and the amount of work you put into this! :D Best of luck with your show!

  10. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    Way Kewl — and worth every penny!

  11. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Thank you so much everyone, it’s always nerve-wracking (at least for me) when I’ve submitted a piece that’s going to be seen by lots of people. Trying to make a good impression so I can sell more and justify all the beads I’m buying! ;)

  12. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    This is a true work of art, deserves a place in the nicest gallery. I love the use of the multi-colors of heishe, they really make the piece!

  13. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    oh yeah, perfect name, too.

  14. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Aww… thanks Eeka Mouse.

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