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    S KatollakaSue on “Owl's Nest”:
    “It's a really beautiful piece. Love the colors and components, and am severely envious of your…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love that owl bar too! The beads you put with it are perfect!…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks kye! I found a site that sells Mag-Lok clasps for 1.99 and they…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Vintaj sells a natural brass magnet clasp I use a lot. It's really strong and matches…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Gorgeous. Love the colours and the focal.. How can you go wrong with owls…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks everyone! Kye and Moogie.....helpful tips are always appreciated.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I can see why you fell in love with that owl bar. It is so neat.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love the colors of the beads & how well they go with the bar &…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Ditto! and a Fave!…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
    “So cute. Beads are also pefect compliment to the bar. I love your chain and jump…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Owl's Nest”:
    “This is so cute! Love the colors!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Absolutely, positively stunning!! You have found the perfect beads to go with the darling bracelet…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thanks, again! I am in total agreement about Rena over at Jewelry Making Journal...lots of…” read »

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    Kerrycasey1956 on “Paint Drops”:
    “Will you be getting any more of the multi color teardrop chain in? I would love to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “All wrapped up...”:
    “I bow to your superior skills with wire! This is stunning, just so unique! Lots to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Celestial Connection”:
    “This has an "other-worldly" look. The colors and balance are perfect. And the focal! Really beautiful.…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendant is drop dead gorgeous! The whole piece is lovely and the clasp! Very nice!…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “This is stunning! I love the colors and I, too, am a huge fan of bronze.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Awww, thanks everyone. You're the best! Got the little bells from Lima! They ARE cute! And…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Hey Lynda, I know I wrote a comment but I don't see it here... So, I love…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Wow! This is so amazing! I never would have thought of putting all this together but…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The beads look fabulous with your pendent! I know how difficult it can be to take…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Gorgeous pendant - what a wonderful job you have made with it. The filigree echoes…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Just gorgeous Moogie. Such a rich looking set. There is so much to look…” read »

  • Snnje B
    Snnje B on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love it!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Oops!!! I meant to say bronze.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Beautiful set!I agree with Fresh Baked- I keep looking at the necklace and find something new…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Earthy Mix”:
    “This is sooo beautiful! Love how the filigree compliments the detail in the pendant.…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love that pendant! Very pretty.…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Thanks so much everyone!…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Oh you are so good with polymer clay! Did you play with Playdoh alot as a…” read »

  • beadinggma
    beadinggma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Your work keeps getting more beautiful!!! The pendant is gorgeous and you have a knack…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Such a rich mix of metal and beads...especially on the layered necklace. Every inch has something…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendent is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of your PC work.…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Celestial Connection”:
    “Fun and edgy set of jewelry...Love the iridescent colors!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “A beautiful, simply elegant set where every element speaks affectionately with every other one. I'd wear…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Pendant, gorgeous. Beads, also. What really catches my attention is the clasp arrangement! It's really pretty…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Absolutely beautiful! This caught my eye as soon as I opened the page. I love your…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Earthy Mix”:
    “I love the pendant! The beads enhance it so well, also. The colors are…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Moogie, this is a great necklace to showcase each and every component of this great necklace!…” read »

More Leaves

About this design:

This is the 3rd or 4th rendition of the copper and brass leaves. I have a street fair on Sunday and this style necklace has been quite popular so I decided to make another one. I allow enough time between each necklace so I have forgotten just how the last one looks . That helps keep the design more fresh.

Taught a class last night. It was for the cuff design I posted on the step-by-step projects. The class was small but the students were great and very interested in the work. Once a teacher always a teacher.


copper, brass, LB copper chain, copper trigger clasp, niobium ear wires, hand made jump rings, tah dah!

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Ooh ooh ooh I want to make one. This is really pretty and dramatic without being overdone.

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Do make one Deb. It is a great way to use your metal scraps. I save all of mine that are usable and I love all of the different colors especially the ones that have been flamed. If you do make one be sure to post a photo of it. :)

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fabulous!!! Love leaves, love metals, love danglies, love the movement, love the textures…. great job!!!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    I love this! What a great mix of metals—well done!

  5. Frida
    Frida says:

    Gorgeous :D

  6. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Stunning! Wish I had the opportunity to learn from such a wonderful artist!

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    I love the design :D

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thank you all for the comments and compliments. This necklace isn’t difficult to make it’s just tedious. By the time I had finished I felt like I was cross-eyed and crazy. :D

  9. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    I love this! I can see why it is popular. Gorgeous design. :)

  10. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    The mixture of copper and brass looks amazing, love the movement of the dangled leaves, fabulous design!

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Nancy I would have to have metal before I had metal scraps lol. I’ve advanced into metal or wireworking yet.

  12. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Another beauty Nancy! You are wizard of the wire and metal!

  13. Kate
    Kate says:

    Wow, yes, the blending of metals truly gives off the “rustling leaves” look. I can almost hear the whooosh!

  14. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    tah…dah…just like that you have another lovely necklace set I love.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Gorgeous, Nancy!
    Not sure I’d have the patience to file all those edges! Kudos to you!

  16. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love this mixed metal necklace, Nancy! Such a pretty design. And best wishes for a great weekend selling your beautiful jewelry!

  17. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks again for the comments and compliments everyone. One of the first things I do every morning is sit down at the computer with my cup of tea and check everything out. These wonderful comments are a great way to start the day.

    Mary, I shape most of my scraps with metal snips so the edges are smoother than they would be if I cut them with a saw. When I texture the surface also hammer the edge which cuts down on the filing. I just have to file sharp angles to help with the shape and smooth out the little nicks. I’ve just about got this down to a science. :D

  18. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Very cool LRC. You def have a knack (sp) working with metal.

  19. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Nice! I bet it’s fun to wear, too, w/all those dangly leaves.

    Deb, there is metal all around… LRC has done some clever pieces using the big Cu staples from certain cardboard boxes (I am saving mine as I find them). Scrap wire is often lying around. You just need to strip off the plastic… Science Chick made some cool earrings from a V-8 can! And I always admire how Raven (wonder what she’s up to these days) cannibalised the wire out of a spiral notebook when she ran out!

  20. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    Outstanding piece!

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