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Recycled Coral Flower RIng


About this design:

Inspiration was the flower that came to me via my daughter, broken and going into the garbage. Saw a design similar to this in a magazine, and new that was what I wanted to do with it. So I began searching for matching beads in my extremely overstocked stash.

Components:

Carnelian, Czech glass beads, other glass beads, Copper Chain, clasp and headpins, Flower focal bead.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Omigosh Wanda…. I do not have the words to adequately express just how awesome this peace is! I have to say most that are of this style, I’m rarely in love with – but this one is beyond exquisite.

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    Ann-a706 says:

    Spectacular! Wanda you out did your self. A choice peace of art.

  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    This is extremely cool! I love the look of asymetrical flower necklaces.and this one is a gorgeous color.

  4. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Gorgeous.
    Welcome to the gallery

  5. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    I am so glad you started sharing your work. This is amazing.

  6. Laud
    Laud says:

    Wonderful design. I’m very fond of the elements, too, especially carnelian. Great job!

  7. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    A real statement piece..lovely.

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    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Spectacular! You repurposed that flower ring in a manner it deserved. I particularly like the eclectic way you did the headpin beads.

  9. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Great design!

  10. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Fantastic reworking!

  11. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Such a fabulous necklace! My daughter knows better than to throw away anything that could remotely be used in a jewelry design! LOL

  12. Marian C
    Marian C says:

    Love, love, love this!!! So creative!

  13. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks a bunch for the lovely comments, it just inspires me more. :)

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