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“Birdbath Garden”

Description from Deb Harding: Tentative elements for a necklace for my Mom's Mother's Day gift. The cameo pendant would be set in the bezel and the bezel patinad(sp) with a color so it looks like a concrete bird bath. The cameo done with blue like water in the middle and the bird and flowers carefully painted (oh boy). The flowers and leaves hang from brass chain which also has crystal links added. My Mom has predominantly yellow flowers around her birdbath.

I don't do that many picks anymore because it is so much harder on a phone...I don' how smart it is. I cant edit so if I mess up I have to.start over...annoying. So I have to go back and forth between items and pages. Takes a long time...uses lots of data. Anyway. Just felt the need to explain


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  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Deb, I think the necklace is going to be a winner You’ve got a great idea with fab elements and colors for it! You ‘ll have to post it when it’s completed! I’d love to see it!

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Maria thanks. After I picked everything I went back and looked at the moonstone leaves….hoo boy those things are expensive. Don’t.know if they will be

  3. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What an ambitious project – - your mom is sure to be thrilled. Do post a photo of what you create. And I think your necklace would look great without those expensive moonstone leaves ! Sorry to hear you’re limited to using your phone to post – - sounds tedious. Thanks for sharing this one – – -

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Crazy Beader.

  5. Mimi
    Mimi says:

    What a happy combination. I can just see the birds sitting on the rim of that birdbath, chirping up a storm!

  6. Laud
    Laud says:

    I’m not sure I’d add the blue. I like all the yellows and oranges with the antique brass. Okay, maybe a touch of grayed blue to suggest water, but these elements look awfullynice they way they are. P.S. I sympathize with your phone problem. I used a tablet while on vacation and it was a pain.

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I was thinking a really light light blue and only in the center of that cameo pendant. Here is a photo of it used as a ring on the Vintaj website. If you scrub the patina off the raised parts they look yellow. I don’t want the blue this dark. But I guess I will have to see.
    Thank yoi Laud. Yea the phone is a pain.

    Thank you Mimo.


  8. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Aarrrgh! Mimi not mimo….tiny keyboard…grrrr.

  9. Frida
    Frida says:

    Deb I think you have a great idea here. Yes I’m not particular fond of lucite but why not… Think one can have gilders paste on lucite hmmmm just a thought. Why not use a little shade of green in the water? Pick up the color somewhere else? I think you will do good :D

  10. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    But Frida lucite is a vintage type of material used a lot in the 40′s and 50′s for jewelry. It has many forms inlcuding thermoset being one. I collect that kinda. Have a bracelet of my Mom’s and she got me a necklace for march for Christmas. How is it different from czech glass which is also manmade?
    Photos of my 1950′s thermoset pieces.

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  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    That should say “to match” not for march. Also I meant to.say some lucite flowers are made from the original molds used.

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Forgot to say thank you Frida…and green in the water…hmmm. I guess I will see when I start messing with it. We all know mu original color for her Christmas necklace was changed so…

  13. Frida
    Frida says:

    Dunno what it’s with me and lucite… Shouldn’t say that all lucite is ugly Might become friend with it in the end. I don’t disslike all manmade material ;) Love glass. The ones in your pics has a more shiny look to them kind of enamel look. Biased me…

  14. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I don’t like all lucite believe me. That 70′s craze of weird lucite furniture was blah…don’t like the clear stuff at all. The flowers are kinda cool.though but I might stick with nothing but glass flowers. I don’t know yet.

    I love my 50′s stuff. I want more…its not that easy to find around here but Etsy has some.

  15. Frida
    Frida says:

    Might be that I’m not so familar with the material ;) I don’t think it looks ugly in all designs, actually I think I’m biased. If I try it I might come back with a WOW :D

  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    You just can never tell. Never thought I would like tattoos…in the early 90′s hated them. Now…it just all depends on the art, colors and the canvas. A really great tattoo can be ruined by being on the wrong body.

  17. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Sounds like a lovely gift, Deb! Can’t wait to see it. :)

  18. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Deb, I think your gift will be lovely! I like Lucite, too. Especially the vintage stuff. My favorite is moonglow. Light wieght and in beautiful colors. I have a bunch of it waiting for a design. Some of my Race for the Cure earrings were made from it.
    Frida, lucite was originally developed by DuPont for military applications, such as the nosecones of helicopters. Now it’s used for beautiful jewelry!
    The Beadin Path is a good outlet for vintage lucite. LOTS to choose from!

  19. Frida
    Frida says:

    :) hmmmm hmmmm might challange meself then??

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Very nice.

  21. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Lovely & bright! I’m sure your Mom is going to love it. Can’t help but be happy with these colors. Go for it!!

  22. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Coral and Jacki

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