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Misty Sunrise


About this design:

This is my entry for this month's Vintaj design challenge. I loved the swirling colors over the bright copper in the pendant since they reminded me of sunrise. I added amazonite nuggets and rounds (which were left over from last year's Spring Rain kit) and the lovely copper ivy and leaf pieces from Vintaj.

Check out the competition at http://vintaj.com/wpblog/?p=17717 Lots of great designs!

As a side note, I took part in my first public craft sale and this necklace sold! It was my biggest single item sold, so I was pretty thrilled.

Components:

Enameled copper pendant from Becka Beads, Amazonite nuggets and rounds, random gemstones from a mixed strand, and Nunn design copper plated chain. Vintaj foliage bead caps, chain, hook clasp, jump rings, Craftsman Vine, and Teensie Nouveau Leaf.



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  1. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Stunning piece. I love turquoise with the Vintage–great work!

  2. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Ooops…make that “Vintaj”!! LOL

  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    It is gorgeous!!!! I can see why it sold. What are the greenish rounds on the amazonite nugget side?

    Is this your first time entering a Vintaj design challange? I’m interested in entering the one for June…Ocean Surf. I know part of the judging is based on your meaning behind your design. I cant think of anything that really means more to me that I could express through jewelry.
    I’m going to go look at all the designs. I love the whole Vintaj design esthetic and philosophy. Everytime I look at their site I get inspired to use something I have in a new way.

  4. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    Thanks RowdyGirl and Deb!

    I have done the Vintaj challenges a few times and it’s super fun. I design a LOT with their stuff, so it’s always great to try to make my brain think about what might fit in with each month’s theme. You should totally jump in! They always have two winners, one based just on pure votes and one editor’s pick.

  5. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    Oh, and I have no idea what the greenish rounds are on the side with the nuggets. They came from a mixed gemstone strand I bought a million years ago.

  6. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    No wonder it sold! This is a beauty! Love it!

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    Janet Miriam says:

    LOVE the colors and components! Good luck in the contest!

  8. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    PS- I just voted for your piece!

  9. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Lovely, graceful piece.

  10. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    FABULOUS!!! Love the vine link and the teensie leaf (it’s prob my FAVE!)
    The colors are beautiful and the asymmetrical balance it perfect.
    You’ve made me curious about the contest, so I’ll have to check it out. :)

  11. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    This is really stunning and that cool blue tone against the warm copper is fabulous!

  12. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    LOVE this design!

  13. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautiful :D

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    DbnRose says:

    A truly beautiful piece.

  15. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    You got my vote! Love this necklace.

  16. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love it! I hope you win! :)

  17. Laud
    Laud says:

    Wonderful colors, textures, composition. Great job!

  18. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful. I’m not suprised it sold.

  19. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Very beautiful :)

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