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Absinthe I and II by Ellygator Absinthe I and II by Ellygator
(2016), 9"x4", Size 15 seed beads and size 11 seed beads worked in Ndebele stitch, closure beads, focal glass art beads, fireline.

I worked this pair of bracelets using the exact same colors: 15 size silver-lined chartreuse and bone white and 11 size neon green, light green, sage green, silver-lined grey opal and matte slate metallic. Despite this the arrangement of the bead gradient makes a big difference and gives the bracelet on the left a nice sense of definition and drama, and the bracelet on the right a much more serene and mellow feel.

I'd like to thank :iconardenellennixon: for the title suggestion! Thank you, my friend!

If you want to learn how to makes these you can find the instructions or pattern here.
Step-by-step instructions: www.etsy.com/listing/105790834…
Just the pattern: www.etsy.com/listing/105790256…

If you want to check out the focal beads, here's the link: www.etsy.com/shop/beatlebabygl…
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EssiesJewels Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i think the darker version has my preference but i love seeing the different looks based on the same colours :)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here, I did this once before with a creme and blue and it was the same, the stronger contrasts seem to win out every time.
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EssiesJewels Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
does for me ;-) i like thinks in high contrast hahaha
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! :love:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It was fun challenging myself to use the same colors for two different gradients.
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TheCreeperSWE Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Patience. You have a metric shit ton of it.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! Thank you! I'm kind of doing these like my Mum used to knit. You can still sit around with friends and talk or watch TV or listen to an audiobook, but your hands are busy...
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TheCreeperSWE Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It seems to be a typical female ability to do multiple things at once. I couldn't ever dream of doing more than one thing at at time. Hell, I get borderline tunnel vision!
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
OMG,  I'm overwhelmed about this beauty! 
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Green always makes me happy!
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful beadwork!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I took this project on vacation with me and finished it before I got back. Then I had beads left over and got bored so on the flight home I started the second piece but swapped the colors around so it would stay interesting...
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DojangDoll Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student General Artist
This craftsmanship is beautiful! And I love how you used the same beads too. 
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I really surprised myself with how different the two bands look and feel.
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