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Winter Berries


About this design:

An attempt to add some color to my design gallery -- but no drastic moves in the depth of winter! I was inspired by the latest season of "Downton Abbey", which has reached the 20's, with oh-so-stylish really long necklaces (I always wanted to freeze the film when a particularly interesting piece appeared, but I suspect my fellow watchers would have minded very much!), so I made this quite long. It got just the right look. And I finally found the right company for the garnets, which sort of looked like rotten cranberries to me, on their own...

Components:

Apple Jasper, hemp cord, garnets, Toho seed beads, copper wire, patinated copper chain, all LB.

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  1. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    I love your wire work! I have a few of these donut beads as well and never knew what to do with them. You’ve given me an idea. I love all of the elements you incorporated — beautiful necklace!

  2. Beadling
    Beadling says:

    The wire work is gorgeous on the donut. All the elements of this are just so beautiful together

  3. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    You’re welcome Warped Wire Studios :-) , I borrowed that one myself from a US beading magazine, not sure which! It is a reliable classic, which can easily be varied!

  4. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    I really love those pretty garnet ‘dangles’ – I think your ‘rotten cranberries’ comment is hysterical :)

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    The wire work is gorgeous, neat headpins and the rotten cranberries are yummy :D

  6. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    Very elegant and hip.

  7. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wonderful color and the rotten cranberries look terrific with the focal. Love the headpins!

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

    Stunning piece!

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Great combo of mixed materials! Love you wire wrapping on the pendant…stylish accent!

  10. A Rozmin
    A Rozmin says:

    This is really lovely!

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very cool piece!! I like your vision! Rotten cranberries are delicious! :)

  12. Laud
    Laud says:

    I think donuts are challenging, but your wirework is excellent.

  13. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    (…crawls up from floor still laughing…:-))) Thanks all! But the garnet strand DID look awful to me when it arrived! Just shows again that the right combo is everything.

  14. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Stunning! I love the way you did the tassel, and as everyone else has stated, the wirework is gorgeous! =^__^=

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