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“Sweet Green Dragon Ensemble”

Description from EPBCornell: Sorry, this design critically needs the Czech button back in stock!
It's (surprise!) another wrap bracelet design! This time with some earrings & a necklace to go with. There wasn't enough room here to include all the particulars & all the bead choices I wanted.
For the bracelet: 2mm leather cord edging, button & 0.5mm C-lon to wrap; 4mm CG FP rounds (3 to a row), optional 12mm CG coins.
For earrings, I'm thinking use TC Gold Filled Blank Earwire .73" and add choice of 4mm CG FP round. You want the longer 0.73" blanks because you need to form a large loop after adding your 4mm bead to hang from it the Vintaj dragonfly link in front of the 28mm wood & resin coin focal, & the coin focal may be a bit thick, & it's easier to cleanly bend a slightly longer wire than a short one. You may want to hang the Vintaj link a little lower for better contrast of the wings over the resin vs the wood by adding a few bitty brass jump rings or tiny length of fine, delicate cable or curb chain, but if you brighten up the aged brass with the Victorian gold patina, the effect of the gold dragonfly form in front of the walnut may be appealing enough. A brass (or gold plate) headpin(s) can be used to dangle another 4mm bead (or more) from the bottom of the dragonfly link, with or without a length of delicate chain to let it(them) dangle & swing a little farther below the link & the coin focal.
If you followed all of that for the earrings & see the first 3 items in the bottom row, you probably see what the thought is for the necklace already: Hang Vintaj queen dragonfly pendant in front of wood & resin gypsy hoop from 20"-24" length of etched Vintaj chain with a jump ring-- suggest Vintaj 9mm rib cable jump ring, and may want a couple of 6mm rib cable rings to lower the dragonfly a tiny bit from the top of the hoop. Another 9mm ring to finish one end of the chain & another 6mm ring to attach a 12mm or 15mm lobster clasp. (Brighten all metal with Victorian gold patina as desired.)


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Vintaj Natural Brass Petite Etched Oval Cable Chain

Measurements: 6.2x4.5mm links

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Measurements: 0.78mm hole/21 gauge

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    OOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! This is love at first sight!

  2. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Liz, every pick you share is like a wonderful tutorial. This one fascinates with the soft greens, rich golds and brass, and wood. Should be a future POD!

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Your picks will make a beautiful bracelet. Love the colors.

  4. iSaraTex
    iSaraTex says:

    Love your choices to coordinate with the walnut and beach glass resin. Beautiful.

  5. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Gorgeous Green Dragon pick!

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    Island Deb says:

    Girl! What a beauty – a fav of course!

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