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Amber and Azure by Ellygator Amber and Azure by Ellygator
(2015), 9"x4", Size 15 seed beads and size 11 seed beads worked in Ndebele stitch, closure beads, focal glass art beads, fireline.

I loved this particular focal bead because of its amazing opalescent and elegant color scheme and wanted to do something spectacular with it. My friends gave me a special edition 18 year old Talisker Scotch whiskey for my birthday and the gold and deep blues of the box it was packaged in just provided the right inspiration. I think this may be my favorite ruffle bracelet to date...

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
adore every bit about this :)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's one of my favorites still. I'm glad I used some actual metallic bronze beads for this one. Normally I stay away from metallics for my ripple bracelets, but perhaps that was a mistake...
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EssiesJewels Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well metallics can be difficult. gotta get the cood beads. galvanised is only even pretty for a short time and not worth spending the time on. actual metals are pretty but darn expensive... theres a lot to consider LOL
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016
Now that you have a scotch bracelet, perhaps an absinthe one should be next? ;)  In all seriousness, the gold and blue are truly royal and due each other justice here.  One can imagine a queen wearing it to add some whimsy to her traditional costumes. 
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm, I like that, a nice little liquor themed series! Could be fun, since I have one finished that could easily stand in for Pernod! For absinthe I have to pick over my little magpie chest and see if I have one of beatlebaby's greens left!

Thank you!
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princess88alasse Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay more ocean patterns! :love:  One of these days I need to have beading projects :lol:
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I hope you'll get into beading. It's so much fun!
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princess88alasse Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I used to use a beading loom for bracelets and kinda fell out of it, so one of these days I'll have to play around with it again.  The one project I'm thinking of using beads is egyptian crown, necklace and belt.  It's a bit of a daunting idea, but I can use the costume accessories I got from Spirit Halloween as a template or make my own.
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ElkStarRanchArtwork Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this - beautiful
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I'm really happy how the colors turned out.
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! The focal bead was a great inspiration!
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AlphaFireX Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg. Beautiful *^*
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! These bracelets are like candies: you can never have just one....
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KiyumiArashi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really awesome!!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I'm usually not adding a lot of metallic beads to these kinds of bracelets, but the bronze here really did the trick, I think.
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Pugmom480 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
Absolutely fabulous! I'm always looking for beaded items! This is a beauty indeed!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I had the first few rows completed and just knew this one would be a favorite...
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Asavadi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
That is goregeous. 😆😆😆
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somk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
It's a beauty. I see those fantastic sea slugs in there <3
(and Talisker 18 is very nice, a tad dry but a very nice whisky indeed :) Have you tried dining with it ? It's fantastic to dram while eating cedar plank salmon for instance *don't get me started on whiskies XD*
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! And yes, love to see pictures of sea slugs, they always have great color combinations to learn from.

I have not tried whiskey and food pairings, but your idea of combining the salty, smoky flavor of salmon with the brine, peat-smoke and honey notes of the Talisker sounds really, really good! Now I have to get me another bottle. The present one survived from the middle of August til exactly last night...
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
Successfully spectacular.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Gold and blue is always a winner, and the focal bead is one of the best Beatlebabyglassworks has ever done. And she makes some sweet ones...
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Edited Sep 23, 2015
Yes, that focal bead is a kick. I love the ones by Joy Munshower www.joymunshower.com/ but she doesn't show them on-line, just her animal beads and the torsos; I have to to go to the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza to see and buy the abstract ones.

Anyway, you caught the colors and the rhythm of the bead wonderfully.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for introducing me to her! Love her work, especially her own take on sea creatures. Just beautiful!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
When I go to the big bead show, there are a hundred people with beautiful beads that I want to buy. And then there are a half-dozen people with awesome beads; Joy is one of them.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I hear you! Hard to keep one's wallet closed up until the really good stuff!
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Xantipa2-2D3DPhotoM Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
Ooooooo ... absolutely wonderful, I like it sooooo much ... very romantic :clap:
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! They are really comfy to wear, feel very organic...
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Xantipa2-2D3DPhotoM Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
 :iconsmile--plz:..Hi!..:icon1stbutterflykiss:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
I love the blue and gold colors--and the elegant pattern! :iconloveblueplz: :iconlovegoldplz:
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I started beading the first few rows and got really excited when I saw how well the colors harmonized with each other.
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