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Ancient Treasure


About this design:

I was surprised by the size of the dragonfly and thought it would be turn out big, clunky and awkward. Instead, it turned out to be something I would actually wear. I guess its because the size is more horizontal than vertical so it looks in proportion when on. I'm not sure about the chain though. I was thinking that maybe I should have continued on with the leather???

Components:

Dragonfly focal from Angel Whisperer on Etsy, ceramic striped beads from Outwest on Etsy, Gaea beads, C-Koop beads, brown leather, copper plated clasp and chain, all from LB. patinated copper connectors from Miss Fickle Media.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Tanya m
    Tanya m says:

    Cool! The focal reminds me of a fossil! I think the chain works, but more leather might accentuate the earthiness of the piece.

  2. Laud
    Laud says:

    I like everything about this.

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    I’m in love with this Gail, huge fan of Birgitta’s work. I just put my own copper rings into the same color patina before leaving for work this morning. Just fantastic modern, boho piece :D

  4. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    WOW Gail….This is just gorgeous! I love the colors and I love the design! I think the chain looks fabulous!

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

    Love it, love it, love it – including the chain!

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Love it Gail, can imagine it works! Chain or leather — that’s a matter of taste here, I think. And then it depends on the quality of the stuff which will last longer (will the chain stain, or the leather wear badly, it quite depends).

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Ooooo….I am loving this! That pendant is fab, and so are all the beads. Great piece–I’d leave it as is.

  8. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very pretty. Love the colors.

  9. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I love it. I’d wear it!

  10. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Gorgeous, Gail! Another winner! I would wear this all the time!

  11. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Thanks for the kind comments!! You all made my day!

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love it as is! I think like Monica–which can handle the weight and wear and tear? Either way. :)

  13. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Can we say WOW!

  14. ghansels
    ghansels says:

    Beautiful! Far larger than I would normally pick out for myself, but I’d make an exception for this piece.

  15. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gail, just had to come back to this one, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ! :D

  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I am SUPER IN LOVE with this Gail!! It is drop dead gorgeous!!

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