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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...


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. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas 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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