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Mixed Metal Spiral


About this design:

I love the colors in this piece. I am so glad that mixing metals is popular, as I have always been a fan! I found the focal for $1, and got the chain 1/2 off at HobLob!

Components:

6/0, 8/0 and 11/0 copper, gold and bronze seedbeads, 8/0 topaz TOHO seedbeads from LB, Nymo thread, copper chain, antique gold filigree beadcaps and antique gold toggle clasp.

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  1. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    Your coiled beadwork is fab. It seems complicated to do.
    I also love your multiple strand bracelets and wonderful bargain beads.

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the colors you chose, and that pendant is so cute. Beautiful piece!

  3. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Thank you for the compliments ladies!

  4. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    The little whale is darling and I love your color combo!

  5. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    The whale pendant is so adorable! I am also trying to do more mixed-metals. It’s such fun.

  6. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Thank you Gail and Julie! I am not normally a fish -type person (except for eating them)…but I just loved the copper and brass in this pendant and it went so well with the seedbeads!

  7. Nata S
    Nata S says:

    What is the technique you used for the seed beads part? It’s beautiful!

  8. Laud
    Laud says:

    I love mixed metals, too. Glad you’re doing more spirals!

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