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View Poll Results: BHB will all one colour - what do you think?
Love the idea. It sounds beautiful and elegant. 29 63.04%
I've done it and it looks awesome. I may even post a pic below. 1 2.17%
Boring, boring, boring. Not enough variation. 6 13.04%
I hate BHB's and have no opinion but am bored enough to vote anyway. 10 21.74%
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Old 2013-09-15, 12:59pm
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I have an idea for a bracelet for myself. I own a European bhb bracelet by a manufacturer who shall remain unnamed. I have a (not-so-well-formed) vision in my mind of making bhb's all in one solid colour for it. A white-ish colour like CIM Peace. I'm thinking maybe a couple of different shapes - donut, round - and some variations of encasing or etching. Some with raised clear dots. Do you think this will come out with a nice feel to it or just not have enough variety in it to be at all interesting?

I'm interested in your ideas and pics if you've done something similar!
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I love the idea of different shape in Peace. I think it fumes really pretty color with silver. Also, some goldstone would be pretty...very elegant.
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Old 2013-09-15, 1:58pm
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Ooh....I like the goldstone idea too. Thanks!
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I think it will be elegant. It will be just like the dot challenge trying to come up with 15 or so different versions. But gosh, if you add goldstone I can think of so many pretty combinations! I want to see it when you are done.
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Old 2013-09-15, 3:10pm
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Me too, Suzy! I'm already coming up with more ideas...there could definitely be a lot of variety.
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Oh, it will look lovely!!
Here's an order I made for a customer last year...hollow but not BHBs. I used plain ole' white (Peace would be even better) with gold leaf and clear, raised scrollwork on top.


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Old 2013-09-15, 3:23pm
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Gillian, those are stunning! Thanks for posting!
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Thanks Melody!
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Love your poll choices. I wanted to vote for #4 just because it made me laugh! I miss you!
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Old 2013-09-15, 6:39pm
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Ha! I miss you too, Peggy. Can't wait until we can get together again!

I voted for number 4. You can't see the poll results automatically until you vote. Thought I'd vote for that one so as not to skew results too much.
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And I miss both of you - & also voted number 4 .
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Just because it's not fancy dancy doesn't mean it couldn't be elegant. A long time ago I made a custom 18" necklace with plain black traditional round "spacer" beads, graduating in sizes from the smallest of 6mm all the way up to 15mm for the center bead. In between each bead were graduated sizes of brushed 14K gold round beads, from 2mm all the way up to 10mm. Very elegant, and I got a pretty penny for this piece. I used to have a photo of it but I don't anymore.

Edited: I meant that the 14K beads were 14K GF! lol!
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Simple does not necessarily mean boring. I think simple is elegant.
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^^this^^ I agree that it is a great idea! Do it!

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Old 2013-09-16, 3:55pm
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Thanks guys. I was eyeing up my Bullseye French Vanilla (I bought about 10 various rods of bullseye when I set up my studio and still have most of them...switched to 104) and it's the perfect colour. May try a bit of that.
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I always like it when someone says that name...."French Vanilla". It makes me totally want it.
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Just a thought, but what about including other types of beads (not just glass) in the same color family to kick up the interest?

Sort of like this: http://www.simply-lovely-things.com/...-bracelet.html or this: http://www.knotjustmacrame.com/2013/...-tutorial.html

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There are other types of beads?? When did that happen?
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I'm sorry. Maybe I should have broken it to you a little more gently? Next time I'll try not to be so abrupt with such shocking news

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I made some ivory beads with clear stringer work melted in. It gives a great tone-on-tone effect with depth, all while being simple and sleek.

Based on that, I think your idea should be subtly stunning.
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Excellent! Now to find the perfect white without venturing into a new COE!
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What about using an enamel?
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Now to find the perfect white without venturing into a new COE or enamels!
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so I keep checking in to see how progress is going
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Now I'm searching for the perfect 104 white to make it happen!
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There is no perfect anything.... Unless you have a specific outfit in mind no one else will know if you have the perfect shade or not.
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I love BE French Vanilla. It's the perfect colour but I was hoping not to have to venture in to another COE. I might just do it, though. A friend of mine is sending me another 104 to test out so if that doesn't work, I'll spring for the BE FV and clear and go for it.
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