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KISS THE SKY

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With so much going on this holiday weekend, I decided to extend the deadline to enter to win this fabulous free boho Jimi Hendrix bracelet! It is hand woven distressed black leather accented with eco-friendly aqua blue recycled glass beads. The beads have an amazing seaglass quality and reflect the light beautifully (as shown in the photo). The bracelet is completed with a hip Jimi Hendrix button, making it perfect for any music aficionado! It is a versatile 7 1/2 inches in length and has a retail value in my Etsy shop of $32.00.

TO ENTER

1. Follow my blog. (If you are already following, you are halfway there!)

2. Post a comment on how Jimi’s music inspires you. You are able to post more than one comment!

3. This contest is only available to US residents. (Unfortunately, USPS hiked up international shipping rates this year.)

I will choose a winner on Friday, May 31st (Right before I leave for New Orleans!) The winner will then be contacted via email to arrange delivery of the bracelet. I will also be featuring the winning comment in next week’s blog post.

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PURPLE HAZE

I also just listed this super cool purple Jimi bracelet on my Etsy shop, Serendipity Blu. It lists for $32.00 with free shipping for US customers. The full listing can be viewed here:

Purple Haze Bracelet

Thanks for stopping and have a happy & safe holiday!

Shanti,
Erin

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african surf safari

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I am so excited! I recently acquired some amazing African trade beads for some new spring designs. They are made by the Krobo People of Ghana, Africa, using a centuries old technique. The process begins by pressing glass into a fine powder and heating it until the particles fuse together. The glass is then poured in clay molds and the stem of a cassava leaf is used to make the bead hole. The beads are then baked in an oven, causing the glass to melt together and the stem to burn. The end result is a soft matte finish very similar to seaglass that just POPS in direct sunlight!

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The colors are just incredible! I am very much in love with marbled effect on some of beads. I also love that these beads are not only crafted with recycled glass, but are also fair trade.

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The beads I chose for this series of Betty Bracelets are larger than what I normally work with – a whopping 14mm! I decided to use thicker leather (1mm instead of .05mm) in a soft distressed shade of honey brown. I spaced the beads a little further apart using the above pattern, which is a variation on a basic square knot. The bracelets are then terminated with a bold button to complement the beads. Here is the roundup of the new collection:

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OFF THE WALL

Named after a very challenging surf break in Cape Town, South Africa, this Betty features stunning cobalt blue & seafoam green marbled beads with a white-washed copper dragonfly button. More details are available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/120980972/recycled-glass-bracelet-off-the-wall

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FREE TOWN

Named after the capital city of Sierra Leone, an up and coming surf destination, this Betty features earthy brown and clear swirled glass beads with a white washed brass tribal sun button. The full listing can be viewed here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/120980168/recycled-glass-bracelet-free-town-sandy?ref=v1_other_2

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LA SOURCE

Named for a popular surf beach on the southern coast of exotic Morocco, the Betty features delicate blush pink beads and a brass nautilus shell button with a verdigris green finish. Item details can be found here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/120979252/recycled-glass-bracelet-la-source-blush?ref=v1_other_2

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SUNLIGHT BAY

Named after another impressive surf break in Cape Town, South Africa, this Betty features cobalt and clear swirled beads (together they create the hue of a perfect summer sky!) and a pewter tribal artisan button. It is available here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/120978123/woven-leather-bracelet-sunlight-bay-sky?ref=v1_other_2

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CAPE VERDE

Named after an archipelago off the Atlantic Coast of Africa, this Betty features seafoam green beads and a fun daisy pewter button. The full listing can be viewed here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/120977218/woven-leather-bracelet-cape-verde?ref=v1_other_2

Thanks for taking the time to view my new Betty Bracelet collection! Be sure to check often as I am adding more great new designs for spring!

Shanti,
Erin

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