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Sandra was convinced she was having an off day at a recent workshop. She really tried and tried but her designs were not coming together in ways she wanted. Her final attempt was this bracelet design which incorporated cathedral beads - those beautiful beads with delicate metal at the ends - and one focal lampwork bead. Interestingly she combined the brown beads with pale blue beads.

So what do you do when you are huffing and puffing over your jewelry making? Quit while you are ahead and take a break? That's one way. Do check out my past post on What to do when you lose your mojo to bead for 16 ways to jumpstart your creativity.

Beader Design #: 459
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  1. I love cathedral beads but never had good luck using them in designs. I like this one. I need to read your jumpstart post next. I usually just stop for awhile when stuck.

  2. I think it turned out really cute! I'm a big fan of mixing brown w/ color..I love her choice here!

  3. Blue and brown are really big right now!

  4. Hi Pearl,

    As always, terrific information! I am enjoying your journal very very much. So much so, in fact, that I posted links to some of your information over at the Beading Daily Forum where I "hang out" a lot and have made a beading family with other members.

    Keep up the awesome work, I love it!!

    Dawn Fatheree
    Sunrise Jewelry & Gems
    Irvine, California, USA


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