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    kye on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is such a different style from your previous bracelet. I really like this simplicity too.…” read »

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    Becca W on “Spiral Dance”:
    “this is exquisite! I can't imagine how much time and patience this took, and you are…” read »

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    Robert J on “copper blue”:
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    “Your fish is wonderful! I really like the combination of the hefty dark chain, the abalone…” read »

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    T thornton on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “Love the Misty look. Like a lake in Scotland.I love the thought you put into it.…” read »

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    T thornton on “Spring Birds”:
    “I am in love with these. Couldn't be any more perfect. Your an amazing artist. Keep…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
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    Fresh Baked on “Easy Does It”:
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    Fresh Baked on “Beaded Hairpins”:
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    kye on “Finally”:
    “I wondered what you were going to do with that beautiful focal. You certainly did it…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “Spiral Dance”:
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    Maggies Mom on “odalisque”:
    “I can't imagine even attempting this! Intricate, ornate, gorgeous, beautifully done!!!!…” read »

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    Maggies Mom on “Finally”:
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    “Good, I am glad it is helpful. remember to not over twist the square wire…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Patina Queen”:
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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “no, each step really is simple. there are only so many ways one can…” read »

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    kye on “whirlpool”:
    “Beautiful! Love the gradated pearls inside the spiral. Such a nice touch.…” read »

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    Rocky D on “Patina Queen”:
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    Sophiebug on “whirlpool”:
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    Crystal Canary on “Beaded Hairpins”:
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    Crystal Canary on “Easy Does It”:
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    Sophiebug on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Again, just wow! I'm going to try the spiral-love the look of it!…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “odalisque”:
    “Wow, this is so gorgeously intricate. And there's no earthly way I could ever come close…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Finally”:
    “This is beautiful, especially the PC focal. Love the colors!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Finally”:
    “I just love that you made so many of the components. I especially like all…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, you are so funny, I'm chuckling now...surely not simple. Beautiful design with such intricate…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spiral Dance”:
    “The square/spiral wire combo holding the cab is amazing! Including the instructions really helps all…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “whirlpool”:
    “Robert, this is so beautiful! I really like the pearls and tiny seed beads wrapped…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
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    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
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    Annabel on “Finally”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
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About this design:

This piece corresponds with my Pick of the same name. Wow, this piece took a lot of work! I handmade the links and connector piece using Vintaj Artisan Copper wire in 16 Gauge,hammered and textured them, then wrapped them with 24 Gauge of the same. The lampwork beads were bought from a Self Representing Artist on eBay by the name of 5346hollie. I used the garden gate clasp from my Practice Clasps, and the rest just unfolded! Pardon my pictures, I'm tired and just got off of work. =^__^=

Components:

Amazonite Rounds, Aventurine Shard Beads, Green/Blue Faceted Crystal Pendant, Swarovski Crystals from the Seabreeze Mix, Vintaj Artisan Copper Leaf Charm and Parawire in 16 and 24 Gauge, Lots of Solid Copper mother-and-child chain, Solid Copper UFO beads, Solid Copper Etched BeadCaps, Solid Copper oval JumpRings, Headpins and Eyepins, Artisan Lampwork beads

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry
    Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry says:

    Ooh Sonja, it’s beautiful! It looks awesome on too. I love wearable jewelry. There is a lot of elaborate stuff out there, but you cant really wear it on an every day basis. This you could wear to dress up anything. Great work :)

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

    Delicate and beautiful – great wire work!

  3. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Congratulations on a beautiful design! I’m sure you’ll get loads of compliments.

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Wonderful wire work and colors! Love the the long dangles hanging from the larger ring!

  5. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Thank you, everyone! I keep trying to take better photos of it, but I need better light outside tomorrow for any chance at that. As always, I feel so encouraged by everyone here-makes me want to make more and more! =^__^= Thanks for always helping motivate me!

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Ooooo! I think this is my favorite piece of yours so far! Love the colors and the handmade links.

  7. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Adorable!

  8. Laud
    Laud says:

    I can see how much work went into this, and yet, it still has a light feel. Great job!

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    Your work paid off, beautiful piece :D

  10. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Have to disagree with Sonia; I’D wear it on an everyday basis!!! I love it

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