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« on: July 08, 2011 05:01:13 PM »

I've been wanting a bracelet made with a whole bunch of different semi-precious gemstones because I just love them so much. I've finally materialised that wish but I'd appreciate your advice on the two different versions of it I've made.


From left to right: turquoise, opalite, sodalite, aventurine, lapis, snowflake jasper, malachite, jade, dragon veins agate, fluorite, amethyst, rose quartz, fresh water pearl, agate, palm wood, unakite, tiger eye, wood, and ox bone. Oops, just realised I switched the order of some beads on the second one! The first order is the one I intend on using though I will most likely switch a few of the beads as I am awaiting delivery of sibinite, coral, and amber beads.

I'm afraid the ball on the first one would come undone and I'm more used to wearing closed bracelets. However, the second one is a little snug but I have more confidence in it... this chain is 18cm whilst in reality, a 19cm one would be ideal.

Which version do you think I should keep?
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011 05:51:54 PM »

Personally, I like the second one more. Why not just keep both and choose according to your mood?

The bracelets are very pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011 06:02:45 PM »

Personally, I like the second one more. Why not just keep both and choose according to your mood?

The bracelets are very pretty!

Thank you for sharing your opinion, I really appreciate it!
I only have beads for one bracelet... they are the same beads, mounted on two different bases.
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011 08:12:16 PM »

they turned out really nice though i think they would also look nice if you made the stones more random, so all the blues arent together etc.
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011 08:14:15 PM »

the first one is really nice. can you glue the ends on so that they don't come off? if the second one is too snug, i would be concerns that it would break at the worst time! they both look great though Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2011 07:57:44 AM »

I like the first one better. The simpleness goes with the naturalness of the gemstones more I think.

Agree with the idea of glueing the ends on; it is rubbish when you make nice things and they break!
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2011 08:34:05 AM »

the first one is really nice. can you glue the ends on so that they don't come off? if the second one is too snug, i would be concerns that it would break at the worst time! they both look great though Smiley

I like the first one better. The simpleness goes with the naturalness of the gemstones more I think.

Agree with the idea of glueing the ends on; it is rubbish when you make nice things and they break!

I too like the simplicity of the first one... I never thought of glueing the ends, that's brilliant! What I think I'll do, is wear each one a few times, see which one I feel more comfortable in, and when I receive the final beads, I'll decide on which version to keep and finalise it. It turns out the second one actually fits perfectly, I guess I was bloated or something when I first tried it on Cheesy

they turned out really nice though i think they would also look nice if you made the stones more random, so all the blues arent together etc.

That was my intention at first, but for some reasons, as much as I love the look of randomness, or a messy hairstyle etc, I've never been able to stand it on myself... it drives me nuts. I guess I'm too much of a perfectionist Undecided I'll try to rearrange them before deciding on the final version because I'd really prefer more 'organic' look of random placement, but I'm not sure I'll be able to satisfy myself. If they're organised by colour, I can't keep on reordering them indefinitely since the colours kind of dictate the order.
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