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« on: June 25, 2010 08:27:57 PM »

I made this bracelet for a friend's birthday.  The beading took forever!!  But I'm pretty happy with the final result:



Here's a shot of what it looks like on:



And a close up of the button closure:



I was inspired by this bracelet I saw on American Eagle online.  It's on clearance now, if that gives you any idea how long this took me (I took a LONG break from stringing the beads for a while...).



The ends of the bracelet were crocheted, which I can't do, so I did the ol' macrame standby, and I had to increase the number of beaded strings as I wasn't able to get the beads on the strings at full thickness, so I split each in two.  I ended up with 34 strings of beads!! I'm gifting this tomorrow...I hope she likes it!!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010 09:05:05 PM »

WOW! your version is much better than the store version. I am sure your friend will love it! If not you can send it to me Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010 09:19:26 PM »

Gorgeous!   I think yours is far superior to the AE bracelet.
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010 10:17:25 PM »

oooh!  really like it!
I'd love one in many shades of green and gold.
Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010 07:32:31 AM »

great! i love it.
all the beading must have taken ages
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010 07:37:34 AM »

Your friend is one lucky person! I'm sure she was thrilled with the gift.

If you plan to make another, you could probably save yourself a great deal of time using (or making your own) bead spinner. I've enclosed a link below:

http://kimberlychapman.com/crafts/beadspinner.html

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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2010 07:54:29 AM »

That is gorgeous!  I'm bookmarking this for the future - what a great idea for all the seed beads I have lying around!
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2010 08:38:00 AM »

 Shocked  That is absolutely georgous!
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2010 10:01:51 AM »

wow, thanks guys!  I love the green/gold color combo idea.  I was actually thinking it would be a long time before I made one of these again, but with a bead spinner, I might actually attempt this again!  Thanks for the link!   Grin  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2010 11:17:08 AM »

This is gorgeous!!! I want one!
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P.S. The bead spinner link is also super grreat.  Thanks crazydoc!
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2010 02:33:28 PM »

I love this bracelet.  I saw one just like it at the Whole Foods Market a few months back.  I was gonna try to make my own.  You did a great job, and yes I agree...yours is better than the store version.   Wink
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