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  • 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 »

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    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 »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

Oceana


About this design:

I found this wonderful pendant on a $5 sale rack, (earrings included), just begging to be liberated from the silver ribbon necklace it was hanging on. (Love the pendant - love the ribbon necklace – but they simply don’t go together). I knew immediately that the pendant needed to be reset on a copper bail to bring out the wonderful copper swirls, with perhaps a beaded accent. So here is the finished pendant, shown on a fat black omega (I have refrained from putting it onto my copper neckwire because I know I would never be able to part with it. I have included a shot with up-cycled earrings and also a shot with the silver ribbon necklace.

Components:

"Upcycled" glass pendant, copper wire and FWP.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    And liberate you did. Very pretty. It’s amazing where you can find a treasure isn’t it? If this pendant could talk it would say thank you for breathing new life into it.

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a beautiful pendant — love the colors and swirly design! Katherine, you were so right that this focal needed copper instead of silver — love the bail you created! :D

    BTW, I don’t see the earrings…..

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    K H says:

    The photo wasn’t centered to suit me, so the earrings didn’t make the cropping process. They are simple blue foil-lined beads that match the blue in the pendant, set on copper eye-pens and finished with 3 tiny FWP dangles.

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    The earrings sound lovely — perfect with this pendant! :D

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Marvelous pendant and I do love the colors! :)

  6. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Wonderful design, Katherine! :D

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely desigh!

  8. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Great pendant … copper swirl is perfect. SLS

  9. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Great re-use of a pendant that was issued a new life by you! How creative of you to improve this great pendant!

  10. Violet
    Violet says:

    Very nice.. love the bail !!!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    I love that pendant, Katherine, and you did a wonderful job of bringing it to life…the copper is perfect! Can’t imagine why anyone would want to put that on silver ribbon, but I bet you will find the perfect use for that, too! :D

  12. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    Great! The glass surely appreciates it’s upcycled home!

  13. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    Love the wrap! Agree with you–black is definitely the better choice. Can you find copper satin cord and twist or plait? That might be a fun switch. If you can’t find the cording in your area, let me know, I can probably find it here in D/FW.

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