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Fly Away and Be Free

About this design:

I really wanted to do the caged bird from the vintaj dies but I also wanted him to be free! So I put him outside the cage!


34mm vintaj brass blank, various gemstone beads, various czech glass beads, 22 and 24 gauge bronze wire, pamona bird charm, various jumprings, hand-dyed silk ribbon(can't rememeber the color but it's from LB!), brass button, gilder's paste(foundry bronze, german silver, patina and blue iris), blue shell pearls

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh, I love this one too!! You’ve hit on a fabulous design style with these! How long do you make them, if I may ask?

  2. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Thanks Mary! This one is about 32 inches! It’s the longest one I have made so far! :)

  3. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Jess, this is splendid! I love the little bird. I agree 100% with Sweet Mary! :D

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Oh,I like this one too :)

  5. Miannda
    Miannda says:

    I like how you combined so many things. All the pieces seem so different, but they really come together nicely.

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Very pretty. So many lovely componants together,and they all work. I love the addition of the blue pearls.

  7. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Thank you all soooo much for the comments! :)

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Terrific choice of components and color. Now you need to make a necklace that is 48 inches long. You can also use it as a jump rope! ;D

  9. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    I really love the colors and the design so much.

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