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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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  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 S - 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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