Donuts and Root Beer

Ha!! Bet you thought this post was about food. Or maybe a Halloween beverage?

Nope.

The donuts are acrylic. And root beer is a color.

As in…….

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I bought the acrylic donuts at Auntie’s Beads back in July. I didn’t have any ideas. I liked the colors AND they were on sale. Always a plus.

The seed beads I have had for several years. The reason you see them in so many of my designs is because silly me bought too many.

I used up about a tablespoon making this bracelet. But mainly I used bronze. 8/0 seed beads.

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You are looking at 4 days work. On and off. Changing my mind every few hours.

Here’s me starting off. The seed beads in this photo didn’t make the cut.

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Switched to bronze and root beer. Looks like two triangles, huh?

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Nope. Four.

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And finished…. (The Swarovski pearls didn’t make it. Maybe my next design.)

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That should be The End, right?

But then I decided to make something I don’t usually make. A pendant. A matching donut pendant.

Worn with the acrylic donut down.

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Or up.

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And the set.

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Didn’t make any earrings yet. Might be too much bronze.

What do you think?

Earrings: Yes or No

Lampwork Beads in Turquoise and Caramel. Yum!!

Aren’t these colors delicious looking!! I love them. When I first saw these lampwork beads, I had to have them. Bought 6.

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Got them in the mail. Fell in love all over again. Bought 21 more.

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Sorry I guess I didn’t want to leave too many for the rest of you. 😀

BUT… there’s still plenty left. Should I buy them all up?? I have lots of ideas.

http://www.auntiesbeads.com/Lampwork-Square-GreenCaramel-14mm_p_1827.html


And I got a few of these. No ideas yet. Just like the look of them.

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http://www.auntiesbeads.com/Lampwork-Disc-Bead-BlackRed-with-Gold-Swirl-20mm_p_1834.html

Auntie’s Beads is fast becoming my new BFF!!

Sea Pebbles Peyote Bracelet

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Got these seed beads last week from Auntie’s Beads. Granite Mix. 8/0’s. Lower left and center. As soon as I eyed them, I reached for my stash.

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Jackpot!! Ding, ding, ding..

One of the beads in this mix matched PERFECTLY with some I already had. The pretty turquoise ones with a hint of purple. See photo, upper left corner.

I was so excited, I started immediately. In my mind, the bracelet was already on my arm.

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SEA PEBBLES seemed like the perfect name for this bracelet. Like what you would see on the bottom of the ocean. Deciding on a closure was hard. I wanted a matching beaded tube toggle. I wanted to use a button from my vintage collection.

This button kept getting my attention. “Pick me, pick me.” And it has a nautical look to it. You can see what won out.

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The beads feel so smooth and silky. Bracelet is lightweight and comfortable. Not too tight or loose, just perfect. I love it!!


Go here for the Granite Mix.  Also check out their other beads.

http://www.auntiesbeads.com/Miyuki-Seed-Bead-Mix-Granite-80_p_344.html


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Original design by This Year’s Dozen. Please do not copy or post elsewhere without my permission. Thanks.