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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

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    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

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    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “woohoo. can add them back this way. …” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “oh crap it took the in process pics away for some reason. They may help simplify…” read »

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    Joy9sage on “Swirling Earrings”:
    “I am assuming these are double-sided? I do love them.…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “I can see the young girls going after these for prom. The are so creative!…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “whirlpool”:
    “Great wirework! Those seed beads must be as small as black pepper flakes.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Easy Does It”:
    “For me personally, I am drawn to simple designs. I love the Czech bead and your…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, I don't think anyone will copy your design. The design is quite intricate and complex.…” read »

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    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Finally”:
    “I love everything about this bracelet. Beautiful focal and beads. Love the dangles! You did a…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I totally agree with everything that's already been said.…” read »

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    jdtt on “whirlpool”:
    “Your wirework is admirable and simply lovely to behold! What may be " painfully simple" to…” read »

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    Chicky Red-haired Grammy on “Spring Birds”:
    “C.C. We are coming up to the first anniversary of our daughter's death by heroin; I…” read »

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    kye on “Felted Beads!”:
    “I agree-these are so cool. Great variety of colors so I bet they sell in your…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I love this! Everything is wonderful, but i especially like the patterned fabric with the…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Little House”:
    “Just great!…” read »

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    MH on “I think I like it?”:
    “Great job!!! I used to make jewelry specifically for plus sized women and these pieces…” read »

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    MH on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “I love this piece! I've put shell and seed beads with dragons in the past,…” read »

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    MH on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC- You're an inspiration to me. I think all this creativity has been building up…” read »

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    MH on “Little House”:
    “This is a wonderful one of a kind necklace! Beautiful work!…” read »

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    MH on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “WOW!!! Wonderful color combination and design!…” read »

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    sweetjane on “Little House”:
    “Just adorable! Very impressive work...the leather is a perfect addition!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Spring Birds”:
    “CC so sorry to hear about your father. I know how hard it is as…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Felted Beads!”:
    “Way cool Lauren! You are continuing to grow your creatvity even though school is keeping…” read »

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    jdtt on “Labradorite Mist Dragon”:
    “Beautiful, evocative, magical! Love the " shore mist" colors.…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Felted Beads!”:
    “What a cool concept! I really like the variety of colors. These should sell…” read »

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    GemstoneChick aka Lauren on “Felted Beads!”:
    “Aww, thank you! Medieval Momma, they are on my etsy shop and I hope to upload…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Felted Beads!”:
    “So cool! Are these in your Etsy shop?…” read »

Inventing a Flower


About this design:

Coing some metal work tonight. Cut the 5-point flower from a brass square, heated it, played with the edges to 'ruffle' it, cut a few nicks in it, added some yellow & pink patina. Riveted the copper flower to the middle to create a layered look.
Decided to create a dangle from 18g antique copper Parawire, with a mookaite briolete.

Be jealous Mother Nature.

Components:

brass, patina

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Read the comments (or add your own)

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

    Wow- gorgeous!

  2. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    As well she should be! I think you have matched her on this one. Absolutely gorgeous Cindy! Awesome work! :)

  3. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    wow….what a great piece! I think you outdid yourself on this one…wonderful!!

  4. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    AWESOME!!!!

  5. B Witzel
    B Witzel says:

    great job fluffing your edges. The coloring really blended nicely.

  6. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    That thing is GORGEOUS!!! The work you gals go to to make something so – SIMPLE; I swan – LOL

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    This is stunning Cindy….you do fabulous metalwork!

  8. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very pretty and original.

  9. S Clifton
    S Clifton says:

    I love this and the colors just beautiful .

  10. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Fabulous, Cindy – - especially like the dangles you added !

  11. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Thank you, thank you! Trying to keep up with the talent here is a real challenge! :) You all inspire me.

    I got this idea from a layered pin I saw at Target, and I thought I bet I could do something like that. Forgot about it until this weekend. Now I have my template for this star-flower, I may play around with it….

  12. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love the 3-d effect and patina on this gorgeous flower!

  13. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    This is so cool! You are soooo good at this! I LOVE the shape and finishes on the flower and the dangles add the perfect touch!

  14. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This is fantastic, Cindy! Love your stacked flower, and the patina on it!

  15. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love your flower much better than the pre made one! More please!

  16. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great job Cindy!

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