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Many more colored leaves...


About this design:

Here are some more color combos of the gold wire leaf bracelet I listed few days ago. I have many more ideas from you all and myself that I need to try out, but for now my hands are sore so I'll give it a rest for a few days. Please keep the ideas coming, I really appreciate all of your input!

Components:

1)Blue capri Swarovski bicones and silver plated wire 2)Turquoise howlite, peach glass rondelles and antiqued copper wire 3)Sapphire 6/0 seed beads and antique silver colored wire 4)Green Austrailian jasper (sorry Becky, I don't have malachite this was the closest I had) and silver plated wire 5)Green faceted quartz and Vintaj Parawire

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  1. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    I can see why your hands need a rest….you’ve sure been busy! These are just fabulous as always. Just beautiful work!!

  2. Ams
    Ams says:

    Wow!!!

  3. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Gorgeous! I love all of them!

  4. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Ditto to all of the above. I can’t pick a favorite either all are beautiful.

  5. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    I adore the turquoise and peach. All of them are fantastic!

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oooooooh! The green quartz just jumped off the page at me! The turquoise one is awesome too and I’m not even a fan of peach! The other two are also wonderful, it just seems that your wire work stands out more with the darker wire but that could just be lighting too.

  7. Shadowcat
    Shadowcat says:

    Very nice. What size wire did you use?

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very nice, Angela!! The green is still fab with the stones your used!! :) I might have to adopt/adapt your idea… not steal outright… :)

  9. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you all! I really appreciate your input. :)

    Shadowcat, I used 20 gauge wire which I work hardened with a rawhide mallet to give it more strength.

  10. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oh how gorgeous! All of them are wonderful. Natch,I love the blue and silver,with Swarovski the best. Every time I see a new Swar color,I want it. Every color is my new favorite..LOL ;)
    I can see that your work is an inspiration of a lot of us. Beautifully done,girlfriend. Now..go soak your hands in warm parrafin,and slap on the Icy Hot cream..ha ha ha!

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    I love what you have done, your wire work is perfect, I like the 2nd and 5th the best, happy sales Angela :D

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    JC Hamm says:

    Love them all.I think I’d want to wear them all together. Beautiful wire work!!!! :D

  13. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love them all, Angela! My favorite would have to be the green quartz :)

  14. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Your wirework skills are fantastic. I love all of them…they look very delicate bit not dainty/prissy. The turquoise/peach is my favorite.

  15. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you all! LOL Nancy Mc, I wish I had some IcyHot! Although it’s already better so I’ll be back at it as soon as I get my LB order because I’m almost out of all my 20g wire! :)

    Glad to hear from you Deb, we’ve missed you. The peach and turquoise one is my favorite too. ;)

  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Hey Angela… I’ve been busy trying to organize my house …again. Plus when I’m on the internet I’m generally on Facebook…not socializing. I’ve gotten involved in Pit Bull advocacy and just helping homeless dogs & cats. I spend a lot of time scouring anti-pit bull pages for screen shots of lies, threats, violence and full-blown hysterical stupidity. It’s very sad actually. I.wish I had the money to open a shelter. I know you are an animal lover also so I’m sure you know what I mean.

  17. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    GORGEOUS! These are absolutely beautiful! I like the second and fifth ones too! The colors are just great and of course your wirework is outstanding! You come up with the best ideas! ;)

  18. esmithdesigns
    esmithdesigns says:

    Your work is fantastic! Each link is perfect. I understand the sore hands. Do you find that if you do not wrap all of the time, you have to work your skill level back up?

  19. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you Jess and Esmithdesigns! And yes, I do need to do my wire working often or I get out of practice. Although I’ve made so many of these “leaves” along with clasps and ear wires, that those I have down pat, no matter when I revisit them.

    Deb, what you are doing is so wonderful. Every bit we can do to help our cat and dog friends is wonderful, if only more people would do the same.

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    jfisherbear says:

    I am new at this but am picking it up very quickly. I love these bracelet designs and would love to try a necklace. What size and hardness of wire do you use for the leaf?

  21. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you Jaallen48! These are made with 20g wire which I work hardened to give it more strength.

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