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  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “River Stones”:
    “Gorgeous! The colors are so serene and restful.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Thanks guys! Becky, I'm with you! More IS more, lol!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thanks for the step by step! The photos really help, I was definitely trying to put…” read »

  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “I looked at the time on my message, it's not really 2:46 am! It's still the…” read »

  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “Very groovy, Annie! I have to ask, is it choker style? I imagined campfire and guitar…” read »

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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
    “This looks so peaceful and lovely, with all the elements in perfect balance.…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
    “The stones are gorgeous whatever name they go by! I like your choice of smokey quartz…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thank you LRC! I am anxious to try out your instructions. They are…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
    “Yes, I believe it is the same stone, just a different name.…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Well rats! I goofed setting this whole thing up. That's what happens when you…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “It's funny because when I type my son's name it always changes it to "sidenote" or…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

Kenya


About this design:

Some of you have seen this piece before, but I thought I'd post it yet again. The Copper-plated Brass Bar findings are sandwiched around the Bronzite pendant, but not attached to it.

Components:

Bronzite, Brown Zebra Jasper, Lampwork beads, Czech Fire-polished Glass beads, Seed beads, Bronze Glass Beads & Rondelles, Vintage Copper-plated Brass, Copper Jump Rings & Toggle Clasp

Additional Images:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  Step 1:
String your beads per desired design
Step 2:
Attach to closed jump ring 2 open jump rings, attach one end of brass bar finding to each open jump ring forming: brass bar finding - open jump ring (now closed) - closed jump ring - open jump ring (now closed) - brass bar finding
  Step 3:
String through closed jump ring, then string Bronzite pendant
Step 4:
Draw brass bar findings around Bronzite pendant like a sandwich, and attach other end of brass bar findings like 1st end (step 2) stringing through closed jump ring
  Step 5:
Continue to string beads per desired design


Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    Love the natural colors here…so earthy & soothing. The bar across the focal is a really unique touch!

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    trinkets says:

    Hi Cas,

    I’ve been wondering what to do with the bronzite prize from the Egg hunt. Is this the same one?

    (I like all the natural colors & patterns you have used & the pendant is beautiful!

  3. Alice P
    Alice P says:

    It’s a beauty! I like how you used the pendant!
    Alice

  4. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    That is so totally cool, CAS! I haven’t figured out what I want to do with my pendant yet. Love what you did with the copper!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Love it!!!

    Just wondering how long it is?

  6. CAS
    CAS says:

    Jeanne, it’s 30 & 1/2 inches long, on me the pendant falls just above my cleavage.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thanks, Christine. I was thinking that it would have to be long with the heavy pendant. I really like the fact that the pendant is in line with the beads. :)

  8. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    This was a very nice piece of work, Christine!

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    W Reid says:

    I’ve had Bronzite in my wish list, but never ordered it. Now I must add zebra jasper and go for the combo. I am so glad you posted this pic, it is an inspiration.

  10. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Love the way you used the bronzite pendant stone! Copper was the perfect acsent for this!!!

  11. LoriEllen
    LoriEllen says:

    Great way to use the pendant! I still have mine from the contest. I have no idea what to do with it. :9

  12. moarkgal
    moarkgal says:

    Really nice color combination and the copper really sets it off. Very soothing earthy colors.

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Very nice CAS! I just did a pick for Kenya today!

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    Linda B says:

    This is such a pretty piece of jewelry and so well named. Keep up the wonder work!

  15. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Christine! Love how you’ve sandwiched the pendant — very clever idea! :D

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    That is truly a unique way to use a pendant. Love the colors, love the design.

  17. S Withrow
    S Withrow says:

    This is a pretty piece of jewelry my friend

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