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    S KatollakaSue on “Owl's Nest”:
    “It's a really beautiful piece. Love the colors and components, and am severely envious of your…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love that owl bar too! The beads you put with it are perfect!…” read »

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    Annabel on “Owl's Nest”:
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    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
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    Sophiebug on “Celestial Connection”:
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    Sophiebug on “Earthy Mix”:
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    Medieval Momma on “Earthy Mix”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Earthy Mix”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Just gorgeous Moogie. Such a rich looking set. There is so much to look…” read »

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    kye on “Earthy Mix”:
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    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
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Leaf in the Wind


About this design:

The leaf was labeled antique copper but was actually brass. Of course I didn't notice until later. After the difficulty I had getting the pendant to come together and the leaf to lay flat, I wasn't about to take it apart. Now I think I like the brass in the middle breaking up the copper. Opinions please??

Components:

Apatite, Yellow Jade, and New Jade rounds, Kyanite pillow, antique brass plated leaf, antique copper plated chain and findings, (all LB) lampwork focal

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Laud
    Laud says:

    I think the brass works. It looks great where you’ve placed it–don’t change it. Lovely colors and design.

  2. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I agree with Laud, don’t change a thing. The leaf is perfect as is, I think it adds an interesting element of contrast to the copper. Your lampwork focal is stunning. Great design!

  3. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    I too like the contrast. That focal is so pretty. It’s lampwork?

  4. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    the chain is pretty too. I know you mentioned LB . do you know the name/style of it?

  5. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This is beautiful Gail! The leaf is perfect as is.

  6. Nafri aka Nanci
    Nafri aka Nanci says:

    Gail, this is a wonderful design. I wouldn’t change a thing. The lamp work focal is beautiful and your hard work getting the leaf to lay the just way you wanted it was well worth the extra effort!

  7. Masha
    Masha says:

    It is lovely design. I like the ‘upside down’ bead caps

  8. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    I like it, it’s a carefree, whimsical, fresh design all the divergent elements compliment each other, leave it be.

  9. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Thanks everyone! It’s kind of funny that this was supposed to be a quick and easy thing to do while I was waiting for supplies for another project. It didn’t end up that way at all. You probably could have heard me screech a block away when I discovered the leaf wasn’t copper!!
    Peggy, The chain is called a”flat and oval ring chain” with 4×2 links and yes, the focal is lampwork but I don’t remember where the heck I got it from. Etsy, maybe?

  10. B Witzel
    B Witzel says:

    What a beautiful necklace, great design.You couldn’t have thought of a better name for it.

  11. D Foltz
    D Foltz says:

    Wonderful design.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    I really like this…so what if the leaf is brass?? It works, and that’s all that matters! The focal bead is gorgeous too!

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Beautiful necklace great color and design. Love it! :)

  14. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely design!

  15. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    love that shimmery focal with the copper!

  16. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Everything works together perfectly here, Gail – - the touch of brass is more than OK ! I especially like how you used bead caps on just the bottom of the two dark blue beads – - -

  17. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I love love love this necklace Gail. Great design and the lampwork bead is beautiful. It reminds me of a Monet painting.

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