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Summer's End


About this design:

I'm noticing coppers creeping into my garden. The walnut tree is dropping its leaves. Reluctant to admit the seasons are changing, I arranged a face off between summer's bright greens and fall's deeper shades. (One chartreuse dragonfly sneaked in there somehow.)

Components:

Czech dragonfly coin and rondelles; Vintaj copper leaves; antique copper rounds, spacers and clasp; crackle glass nuggets.

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  1. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Beautiful, Laud! The color and texture is wonderful!

  2. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    This is lovely…the colors are perfect, and the focal is gorgeous!

  3. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    That is so lovely. I didn’t even see the leaves until I looked at the 2nd picture. That is gorgeous and I LOVE the chartreuse dragonfly.

  4. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Me either! The copper leaves were hidden in the background. But wow what a stunning piece!

  5. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Beautiful!

  6. Nafri aka Nanci
    Nafri aka Nanci says:

    Laud, this is beautiful. Love everything about it!

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous colors, I love those dragonfly coins, have a few myself from Lima and other sources, loving the textures too, lot of interest :D

  8. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    You have showcased both summer and fall in this necklace, Laud – - another captivating design !

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    The cooper leaves and spacers are so perfect with the greens. I like how yoy used the dragonfly coin as a dangle as opposed to “inine”.

  10. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Beautiful piece! Love the colors!

  11. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    LOVE the leaves (I didn’t see them at first either) and the colors are just fabulous. Where in the world did you find those crackle glass nuggets? They’re fabulous too!

  12. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks, ladies! Gail, the crackle nuggets were inherited from my friend, Nancy. She did a lot of shopping at the Bead & Button show in Milwaukee, so she may have gotten them there.

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    Janet Miriam says:

    Gorgeous! Love the colors and copper together!

  14. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    OMG! Straight to the faves! What an exquisite design and in green too yet!!! :)

  15. Laud
    Laud says:

    Becky, this is the green season. (Summer was blue.) I’m looking forward to oodles and oodles of our favorite color.

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