I first came across Illinois-based, Shelley Nybakke, of SturdyGirlDesigns beautiful beaded jewelry designs through her Until I Can Breathe Again necklace tutorial. It is easy to do. The detail is shown above, the full view is below. The awesome coral and turquoise version was completed by Shelley's friend, Paula Rosenberg of The Bead Cage in Columbus, GA.

It's a well named piece because the design is reminiscent of branching bronchioles in the lungs.

The price for this design tutorial is not an error but a generous offer. Shelley explains :
My $1 offering is to help all my beading friends through these stressful times. This project helped me years ago through one and I hope it will do the same for you. Peace. 

 Believe it or not, just knowing basic Peyote is all you will need for this project. Make it big and bold, or make it much simpler. Make a necklace or make a bracelet. It is totally up to you. Once you make one, don't be surprised if you find yourself making different ones over and over, even if you have no problems breathing at all! Swarovski pearls, crystals, or any 3mm embellishment you prefer.

Shelley is a talented designer. Here are my favorites from her wonderful bracelet tutorial collection.

Shelley adds :
Feel free to make any of my projects to sell whether here on Etsy, art shows, or to your next-door neighbor. If possible, mention my name as the designer. But do me a favor and do not share my instructions or teach my projects. Thank you!!

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