Monday, 28 April 2014

Di Decor Handcrafted Jewelry Review and Giveaway

Di Decor is an Etsy shop packed full of handmade works of art. From crocheted necklaces, to the beaded cuff bracelets that really caught my eye, Anna's selection kept my attention for quite awhile.

I admired her beaded cuff bracelets the most. The geometric quality to almost all of her patterns is something that I often look for in choosing my accessories. I appreciated her use of neutrals, colour blocking, as well as the inclusion of some bright pops of colour in between. I almost couldn't take my eyes off of this blue chevron pattern, or this slightly more whimsical silver and yellow cuff.

I was sent a beautiful chevron cuff bracelet for review. All the way from Poland, it arrived quickly, packaged elegantly in a little black gift box and nestled in a bed of coloured decorative stuffing. It was presented so nicely I (almost) felt bad taking it out.

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I can really see and feel the patience and love that went into making this bracelet. Made using black, silver, and amber glass beads, the iridescence of the amber bead really adds that special touch. I love that when you see it from different angles, it took on a new appearance and played with your eyes. I can see this pairing well with pretty much any outfit because of the neutral colours, which is one of the reasons I chose it.

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I tend to prefer a more tight fitting bracelet, but with warmer weather on its' way in, I happen to like that this one is a little bit looser. The closures are two easy, squeeze and pull type clasps, which made it really easy to get it on and off on my own. I liked that they were silver plated and complimented the overall look of the cuff, too.

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All around, beading is one of those crafts I full-heartedly respect. Artisans spend hours coming up with distinct patterns, choosing just the right colour scheme and then figuring out how to put it all together. I am happy to have one of Anna's pieces as a part of my jewelry collection.

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Additionally, for any of you craftier-than-I folk, if there's a pattern that especially calls out to you, download it to make on your own for less that $3.50! I'm even considering learning how to bead, just so I can make a few for friends and family. They would make great gifts!

**Receive a 15% discount when you use coupon code: SPB042014 . Valid until September 30, 2014, and even applies to the items that are already on sale!!**


You can find Di Decor on Etsy, and keep up to date on Facebook for new designs, and any upcoming sales or giveaways in the future.


***Giveaway***


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Prize: One lucky winner will receive a beaded cuff bracelet of their choice, plus a second winner will receive their choice of one of Anna's other creations from her Fiber Jewelry, Beaded Jewelry, or SALE sections.
Eligibility: Worldwide (excluding Quebec), 18+.
Entry Period: April 28, 2014 - May 13, 2014 11:59pm EST
Rules: See Rafflecopter for full terms and conditions. By entering you agree to these terms.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
A winner will be chosen at random, and will be contacted by email. You will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email before another winner will be selected at random. The winner will be announced in the rafflecopter form once they have confirmed/responded to my email.   

Be sure to check out these other fantastic giveaways to enter

Would you like to see your products featured in a review/giveaway similar to this one? I would love to work with you! Please feel free to email me: oddball2003@hotmail.com .

I received sample products in order to conduct my review. As always, opinions are 100% honest and my own. 

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    1. Oops, sorry, couldn't figure out how to edit my comment, so I deleted it to start over. If I won a beaded cuff bracelet, I would probably choose the Beaded Black White and Grey Cuff Bracelet. I like the pattern, and the colors would fit with most of my outfits. If I won my choice of creations from one of the other three categories, I would choose the Blue Ceramic Pendant Necklace.

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  2. Wow, your work is beautiful!! If I could choose, it would be either the white, black and grey beaded cuff bracelet or the neon orange and black striped crochet necklace. Either of these 2 would accent my outfits. Go Flyers!!!!! :)

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  3. You have many lovely pieces to choose from. I like your Beaded Green, Blue and White Geometric bracelet. I have the perfect outfit that it will accessorize well with.

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  4. If I were to win one of DiDecor's handcrafted jewelry I would choose the Bohemian Fiber Necklace, Pale Yellow and Light Grey Crochet Necklace or the Neon Orange and Silver Crochet Necklace! Fine work! :)

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  5. If I win one piece of jewelry is the red, black, silver and white beaded bracelet. I love the colors, they go so good together.

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  6. If I won I would probably pick the same bracelet you received, the Beaded Silver Black and Amber Colour Bracelet, Toho Treasure Beads Bracelet, Geometric Chevron Cuff Bracelet, Designer Beadwork Bracelet. I like many of them but I think for me this one would be the most versatile and go with most of my outfits.

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  7. if I won, I'd pick this: Beaded Green Blue and White Geometric Bracelet. The colors are so spring-y!

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  8. I would choose the Beaded Grey & White Cuff Bracelet. I would choose the Memory Wire Beaded Bracelet (Shades of Grey) out of the other choices. They're both pretty and look well-made.

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  9. I love the beaded black and white cuff! Great design for a bit of high-impact contrast! Also, her crochet creations are lovely. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    mbrigham 7 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Etsy's Front Page, Beaded Teal Silver Gray and Black Chevron Bracelet, Toho Treasure Seed Bead Bracelet, Geometric Beaded Cuff Bracelet is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway. Greetings from Finland.

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  11. If I won, I would be happy with any of them! They are all really beautiful :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Hi! Lovely shop! I would pick the Shades of Grey Beaded Bracelet. So pretty! Thank-you

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  13. I would pick the Beaded Green Blue White Geometric Bracelet

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  14. The jewelry is so pretty. It;s hard to pick a favourite, but I think I like the Beaded Green Blue and White Geometric Bracelet the best. These are truly an art form.

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  15. wow, so many unique and beautiful pieces. The Beaded Silver Gray Black and Salmon Pink Bracelet, Toho Treasure Beads Bracelet, Geometric Cuff Bracelet, really stood out to me..

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  16. I love the beaded cuff bracelets. I don't have an jewelry/accessories in my collection right now that are like it. My favorite is the beaded grey and white cuff, it would match the most things in my wardrobe.

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  17. I like the Beaded Black White and Grey Cuff Bracelet. These bracelets are really neat and unique.

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  18. So.. I love all their bracelets!
    I think I'd pick Silver Gray Pale Yellow and Orange Cuff Bracelet.
    But I love also all necklace.. :)
    samantha.tedesco@gmail.com

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  19. I think I'll choose the Beaded Black White and Grey Cuff Bracelet. I also like the Beaded Grey and White Cuff Bracelet. Thank you for the chance!

    blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Loom Square Stitch Chevron Bracelet Pattern,
    amyjaneheffernan@gmail.com

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  21. Wow, that gal really rocks the beaded bracelet category. I love the one you are reviewing as well as the Beaded black and white bracelet in the first row. The pattern for the Square stitch black and white cuff bracelet is amazing. I already make memory wire bracelets myself but her work is awesome! This would be a beautiful accessory to win.

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  22. I love the black and white striped crochet necklace. Great for the summer so fresh and clean looking.

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  23. I love the Beaded Black Silver and White Cuff Bracelet. So many things I could pair it with!

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  24. It had three names so I just picked one; I'd pick the Beaded Teal Silver Gray and Black Chevron Bracelet. I think that is the one my wife would like the most.

    I was going to ask if you take requests, perhaps some Native American design, but I kind of feel that a request would detract from the originality of your artistry.

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  25. My favorite is the Beaded Black and Violet Bracelet,

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  26. hi, really cute stuff, but i would probably choose the 'crocheted-fiber-art-necklace'. the colors are earthtone and i like the design.

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  27. I like the Beaded Black White and Grey Cuff Bracelet, Toho Beads Loom Bracelet, Geometric Cuff Bracelet, Skyline Bracelet, Beadwork Cuff Bracelet. I think I could wear it with jeans but also wear it when I dress up for a night on the town.
    Rafflecopter name: Enelram

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  28. I like the Loom Square Stitch Chevron Bracelet. First of all I adore the colors blue and silver. I believe this piece would complement my style. Thanks!

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  29. beautiful work! it would be lovely to win this prize - thanks for the opportunity!

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  30. I love the Beaded Black Red and Grey Bracelet it reminds me of a heatbeat!!!!!!

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  31. I would probably get the beaded white black and silver cuff bracelet! I just want to win something. ANything would be great. it all looks very nice!

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  32. I would really love to get the Ceramic Necklace with Chip Beads. I love the colors and smooth stones.

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  33. The beaded black and white bracelet is beautiful. This is what I would chose.

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  34. I like the Beaded Black Silver and White Cuff Bracelet, However, there is allot of pretty stuff to choose from.

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  35. Very appealing selection of bracelets.Styles suit day or nighttime wear.We were amoured with the black and white with siver clasp combo.

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  36. Beautiful bracelets! I love the Beaded Grey and White Cuff Bracelet.

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  37. My favourite is the Beaded Grey and White Cuff Bracelet. It looks so elegant, but also could be worn with jeans and a t-shirt for a funky look.

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  38. theyre all so pretty- it would be a tough choice

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  39. It is hard to pick one because they are all so beautiful. I think I would choose the beaded green, blue, and white geometric bracelet because green is my favorite color, plus the bright colors are appropriate for spring!

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  40. Beaded Emerald Green Bracelet, Toho Beads Bracelet, Geometric Bracelet, Shades of Green Bracelet, Designer Beaded Bracelet

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  41. I like the blue pendant necklace. This would go with a lot of the clothes that I where. It is really pretty.

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  42. I like the blue and black ceramic pendant

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  43. I like the Beaded Black White and Grey Cuff Bracelet, Toho Beads Loom Bracelet, Geometric Cuff Bracelet, Skyline Bracelet and Beadwork Cuff Bracelet. I thinks these are so cool.

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  44. Maybe the beaded emerald bracelet?? They are all beautiful!

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  45. I woud definately choose the Memory Wire Beaded Bracelet, Shades of Gray Beaded Bracelet, Toho Treasure Beads Bracele. Very pretty.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  46. I love the memory Wire Beaded bracelet - so pretty!

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  48. I like this Beaded Teal Silver Gray and Black Chevron Bracelet. I already know which of my outfits it would look well with :) I especially love the shine of the blue beads.

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  49. I would choose the Beaded Black and Violet Bracelet, Toho Treasure Beads Bracelet, Floral Cuff Bracelet, Designer Beadwork Bracelet.

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  50. peças lindas eu escolheria a pulseira branco cinza e preto

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  51. These pieces are very unique. I like the beaded bracelets; Beaded Green Blue and White Geometric Bracelet and the Beaded Red Black Silver and White Bracelet. Also like the Neon Pink and Black Necklace.

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  52. I love Beaded Black Red and Grey Bracelet - the colors are amazing! Awesome job!

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  53. Your shop is very pretty, congrats!
    I adore the Beaded Black White and Grey Cuff Bracelet, so elegant!

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  54. Great giveaway! *_*
    I love the Beaded Black White and Grey Cuff Bracelet! ;)

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  55. I like the Ceramic and Crochet Necklace, Designer Necklace with Ceramic Circle Bead, Lightweight Necklace, Golden and Black Necklace.

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  56. If I won, I would be happy with any of them! They are all really beautiful :) Thanks for the Amazing giveaway!

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  57. https://www.etsy.com/listing/171796351/beaded-black-white-and-grey-cuff?ref=shop_home_active_8
    email: milubijoux1974@libero.it

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  58. If I win, I would choose the Beaded Black Red White and Grey Bracelet. I love the square designs in this bracelet. It looks very trendy & I'm sure it will match almost all my dresses. Hence I want to win it.

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  59. I like the Beaded Black White and Grey Cuff Bracelet, Toho Beads Loom Bracelet, Geometric Cuff Bracelet, Skyline Bracelet, Beadwork Cuff Bracelet. Love the black and white contrast. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  60. I love everything.this will be a gift to my beautiful daughter.so she would be the one choosing

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  61. I love the boho fiber necklace. It is very pretty and will go nicely with my summer outfits.

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  62. I love the beaded white/grey/black cuff it would go with almost everything I own. I poked around the sale items too and found the cool striped black and white necklace, I would love this piece too, it is very cool how they are made!

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  63. I would love the memory wire beaded bracelet (shades of grey) and also the beaded black/white bracelet.

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  64. I want Beige Ecru Geometric Statement Crochet Necklace, Modern Fiber Necklace, Designer Necklace if i win the giveaway. I love the soft color and every single details on the necklace!

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  65. I love the black and cream fiber necklace. It looks like a large, patterned lifesaver, with contrasting colours. It's, simply put, beautiful.

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  66. OMG! I love them all :) They are so intricate and gorgeous!.I think I would have to choose the Beaded Red Black Silver and White Bracelet, Toho Treasure Beads Bracelet, Square Pattern Cuff Bracelet, Designer Beadwork Bracelet.

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  67. I love the Beaded Black Red and Grey Bracelet, Toho Treasure Beads Bracelet, Geometric Cuff Bracelet, Skyline Bracelet, Designer Beadwork Bracelet. What a cool design! rafflecopter name anna key :)

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  68. Honestly ~ I REALLY like quite a few (as you can see by the number of items (creations) that have been "Etsy" Hearted by ME, Jesselyn (aka Salleefur) and a couple in my Etsy Shopping Cart too!)

    One of my many favorites that would go beautifully with many of my outfits is the:

    Beaded Silver Black and Amber Colour Bracelet, Toho Treasure Beads Bracelet, Geometric Chevron Cuff Bracelet, Designer Beadwork Bracelet

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  69. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I love the Memory Wire Beaded Bracelet, Shades of Violet and Black Beaded Bracelet, Toho Treasure Beads Bracelet.

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  70. What beautiful work! I love the White and grey and black beaded bracelet, also the emerald green bracelet.

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  71. I like bold statement bracelets. There are 2 beaded cuffs that I like a lot. Choosing only one, I would say the Beaded Black Red and Grey Bracelet. It is striking!. If I don't win, I will likely buy the pattern.
    MPaula

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  72. I love the Autumn Necklace with Blue Beads. I really love the color, it's really beautiful and I have a lot of bracelets that are always falling off but I could use some good necklaces!

    Jenny Stanek
    orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  73. I love the Green, Blue & White Geometric Beaded Cuff Bracelet. The colors are lovely, and the design reminds me of Mad Men. Love it!

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  74. i was allready folowing the site and then the blue necklace a dn tehn the lbue colr braclet ilike them beause they go with the dress i have that i lost the weight to wear

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  75. I suppose I would choose Black, Silver White if I win. I was really picturing a red, white, and blue one though. Or even better, camo with some pink here and there:)

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  76. It was hard to choose, such pretty bracelets! I think, however, since it's spring/summer, I'd go with the Beaded Green Blue and White Geometric Bracelet. Second choice was the white, grey, and black one right above it.

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  77. Beaded Teal Silver Gray and Black Chevron Bracelet, Toho Treasure Seed Bead Bracelet, Geometric Beaded Cuff Bracelet is my choice, but I love everything. Excellent work. Thank you for this chance to win.

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  78. If I won I would choose one of the beaded bracelets from DiDecor. They are just beautiful and very unique. My favorite is the Beaded Violet Bracelet, Toho Beads Geometric design.

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  79. The shades of grey bracelet is really nice! First time I've seen this shop.

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  80. I like Beaded Black Silver and White Cuff Bracelet, Toho Treasure Seed Beads Loom Bracelet, Geometric Cuff Bracelet, Designer Beadwork Bracelet. The colors are my favorite combos!

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  82. If i was the winner of the bracelet I would pick the emerald green bracelet. If I was to be the winner of the other prize I would choose the Autumn Necklace with Blue Beads.

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  83. I'm torn between the beaded black, red and white and the elegant beaded gray and white cuffs. Both are sure to be noticed; and the graphic punch of the black, red and white is really on trend!

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  84. I would choose the Ceramic Necklace with Chip Beads, Blue and Red Designer Necklace, Beaded Necklace. It is really pretty.

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  85. I like the Beaded Black Red and Grey Bracelet

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  86. if i won, i would get the Beaded Green Blue and White Geometric Bracelet, Seed Bead Spring Bracelet, Patchwork Pattern Loom Cuff Bracelet, Beaded Cuff Bracelet

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  87. I would pick the Beaded Black and White Bracelet, Toho Treasure Beads Bracelet, Geometric Cuff Bracelet, Skyline Bracelet, Designer Beadwork Bracelet. I think it would fit my style the best.

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  88. I like your Beaded Green, Blue and White Geometric bracelet. I think you have many, many lovely pieces to choose from.

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  89. I would choose the White Gray and Black Beaded Bracelet, Toho Treasure Beads Bracelet, Floral Cuff Bracelet.

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  90. i like the beaded black and white bracelet toho. looked so simple yet elegant and stylish. can be a staple jewelry on any classic ensemble

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  91. I like Memory Wire Beaded Bracelet, Sea Green Grey and Black Beaded Bracelet, Toho Treasure Beads Bracelet. I have a few outfits it will go great with. And I know my daughter will be borrowing it also.

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  92. If I win the bracelet, I would choose the thinner violet bracelet. I also like the crochet ring pendants. I would choose the summer blue and cream or blue and black.

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  93. I want the Ceramic Necklace with Chip Beads, Beige and Teal Designer Necklace, Autumn Ceramic Necklace. It's simple and stunning! I also saw a few items I would like to get for my sisters.

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  94. ceramic necklace...https://www.etsy.com/listing/162376988/ceramic-necklace-with-chip-beads-beige?ref=shop_home_feat_1

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  95. the bracelet that is beaded with the colors red white black.love it..i love to wear different bracelets every day :) thanks so much :)

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