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After the Rain


About this design:

I had patina'd the large medallion last year during the Spring Rain challenge. Then I put it away. After looking at it for so long, I figured I should do something with it.

Components:

Large natural brass medallion, brass filigree connectors, shell pearls, czech glass, MOP coins, Labradorite rondelles, antiqued brass chain and hook clasp.

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Love the color. So soft. You have created a dainty but full look. Nice, nice.

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Super cool Susie! I like the contrast but similarity of the smaller filigree with the focal. The pearls add such class!!! :)

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the watery colors of the piece and there is so much interest without being over done :D

  4. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Nice combination of elements! Love your patina color on these!

  5. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Beautiful design, Susie!

  6. Laud
    Laud says:

    Great work!

  7. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Asia took the words right off of my keyboard!
    This is one of your best works!

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    Ann-a706 says:

    This is absolutely fabulous!

  9. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Gorgeous!!!

  10. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Wow Susie you know this is right up my alley. Favorite color, pearls, shells, filigree, layered strands….beautiful!!

  11. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Love it! :)

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Great job with this design, Susie!! I think you have nailed Julie’s big 4: color, texture, sparkle, movement (sorry, Julie, if I got them screwed up) :) I LOVE this!

  13. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Hey now!!! This is really super duper nice!!

  14. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks for all the comments! I would like to keep this one….but….I think it may be going up for sale instead!

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    JC Hamm says:

    Gorgeous, love the colors!! Awesome design work.
    :)

  16. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Susie, this is so beautiful! Such a great design & combo of elements! Love it! :D

  17. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful design!

  18. Frida
    Frida says:

    Gorgeous I say :D Great job, Susie :D

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