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  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Early Sunset”:
    “Really pretty and not overdone. The Tibetan beads really take center stage!…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Koi Pond”:
    “How cool is this? You do amazing things with these challenges and this is no exception!…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “Oh. My. This is fabulous!…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tibetan Life”:
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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Mysterious”:
    “WOW! You nailed this! LOVE IT!…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “I just love how you do those wrapped circles! Do you wrap them around something? They…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “More Bones and Leather”:
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    “One of the things I love about Vintaj is the "old made new" look. Sometimes it…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Early Sunset”:
    “Wonderful color scheme and great design! So nicely done!…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Koi Pond”:
    “This is such a great concept! I love the challenge given to you by your husband.…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Tibetan Life”:
    “I want to say ditto to everyone's comments above. This is so well done. I've looked…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “This is definitely a work of art. Great piece!…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “This is asymmetry perfection. It is so visually interesting. The colors and textures work so well…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Mysterious”:
    “Oh. My. Gosh. Wow. This is incredible. You have rocked my face off, blown my mind...…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “WOW!!! This is amazing! I love how you carried the necklace design down under…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Dads Key Fob”:
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    “Isn't it exciting when you find a treasure unexpectedly? That glass bead is stunning! …” read »

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    “It is wonderful the way you combined all those rich-colored blue elements into this beautiful asymmetrical…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Beautiful necklace - love all the blues together.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tibetan Life”:
    “I am very taken with this necklace. It is so ethnic and pleasing. I…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Mysterious”:
    “Love it, love it, love it. From the mystery focal to the chainmaille to the…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Asymmerty One More time”:
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  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Mysterious”:
    “Everybody loves a mystery and this is no exception. The focal is unique and gorgeous.…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tibetan Life”:
    “WOW! This is fantastic and definitely exotic! Love the color, the beads and the…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Asymmerty One More time”:
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    Maggies Mom on “Mysterious”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Blue Lagoon”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Asymmerty One More time”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Mysterious”:
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  • SilverCords aka Judy
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    “matte moss agate and chain mail. You had a happy muse!…” read »

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    kye on “Tibetan Life”:
    “Multistrand necklaces are so hard to get right. This one is really pretty. The tree of…” 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.

Components:

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

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  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!!!

  4. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

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

  5. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick 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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