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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
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    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
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    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
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Daisy Chain


About this design:

I wanted to do a little extra sumthin'-sumthin' with the Czech beads I recently received. I decided on a little patina work and incorporated some etched chain links into the wire loop to add interest. The second picture shows how I use toothpicks and empty wire spools to help hold the links while applying patina.

Components:

etched cable chain, Czech glass beads, vintaj link, patina-- all LB purchases

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    These are so cute!! What a great idea, too, with the toothpicks! I am so going to steal it! :)

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

    Very pretty; light and summery feel.

  3. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Saw these on FB the other day and I just adore them! The colors are fabulous!

  4. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Love it.

  5. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    FAB!

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I love the colors in this! Soft with just that hint of edge to it. Your painting gizmo is so cool, will have to try it out someday :) This is definitely a favorite!

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Beautiful patina, and thanks for sharing the technique :-)

  8. A Rozmin
    A Rozmin says:

    Very cool. Love the colors!

  9. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Interesting touch with the patina. Love the colors & design. Very cool!

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I just love these! I purchased the Czech flowers on my last order–but I’ll never be able to do them justice like you have! I love the patina you chose for the vintaj links–it compliments the flower nicely. Great job! :)

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the colors, what a great idea with the makeshift tool :D

  12. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Congrats on FP! Love your design and colors in these! Thank you for the drying technique, as I use the patinas a lot and this is a wonderful idea!

  13. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    Thank you everyone! I feel pretty honored to have my earrings featured. This is such a wonderful online shop and a really fun, creative community!

  14. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Sweet ,love them!!

  15. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    The patina work just brought out all the lovely details in those links. Pretty!

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Instant summer with flowers and sunshine! Love it!

    Necessity is the mother of strange and wonderful things. Clever invention with the tooth picks. :D

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