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Designs by Little Round Chick

A Little Copper Scrap

It all started with a smallish copper scrap sort of shaped like an oversized teardrop. I did a little trimming and made a more oval shape then...
Components: 24ga sheet copper, 18ga copper wire, 3 pieces of turquoise, round copper bead spacers, 2mm black leather cord


Wildcat Beads

I saw these patterned beads and immediately fell in love with them. The beads are ocelot print jade and the spots, stripes and patches of color...
Components: 24ga sheet copper, 12ga copper wire, copper jump rings, spacers and 2mm X 10mm copper tubes, pattern printed jade, antique copper beading chain


Mixed Metal Necklace

You can wear this necklace with 3 strands, 2 strands or 1 strand. It is made with a combination of copper, brass and wood.

The idea for part...


An Asymmetrical Fan with Beads

The fan started as an experiment with a scrap of copper. When I finished with the pleats I decided I liked the way it looked. I put it on the back...
Components: 26ga sheet copper, 20ga copper wire, FP Czech glass beads dark emerald, antiqued copper chain, copper coated glass beads


Leaves and Berries

This has been a problem child since I started it. The frame is made of two smaller frames that were on my work table. Neither one was too great...
Components: 16ga and 24ga red brass wire, carnelian, jasper, chrome diopside, 20ga red brass hand made ear wires


Copper Cloud with Czech Glass Drops

I've never seen a copper cloud... well maybe at sun set when all of the clouds are a-blaze. But I waned a copper storm cloud with rain drops so I...
Components: 24ga sheet copper, Czech glass, pure copper chain and antiqued copper chain


Triangles

This pair of ear rings had been hanging around for a while so I decided they needed a necklace. With my handy-dandy big pliers and two hammers I...
Components: 26ga sheet copper, 18ga copper wire, antiqued copper chain from LB, niobium ear wires


Red Creek Diamonds

All I have left in the red creek beads are rondelles and some pendants I bought many years ago. I love all of the colors and patterns found in the...
Components: red creek jasper, 6mm smooth carnelian beads, brass spacers, hand made red brass hook clasp, oval red brass jump rings


Goodwill Beads

The beads in this set were originally a bracelet that I bought at the local Goodwill store. Their color was what first caught my eye. I looked...
Components: glass beads from a deconstructed bracelet, crystal spacers, 22ga silver plate wire, salvaged antique silver color chain, sterling ear wires, Czech glass tear drop beads


Ruby Zoisite Clusters

More sticks only these are Ruby and Zoisite which happens to be one of my all time favorite stones. I put the R&Z sticks in clusters separated by...
Components: Ruby Zoisite sticks, fresh water pearls antique silver chain


Red Creek Jasper Fringe 2 & 1

I really like the color and patterns in the Red Creek jasper beads. So I finally decided to use the rest of the sticks to make a second fringe...
Components: Red Creek jasper sticks and rondelles, 3mm and 6mm carnelian bead spacers, GP chain, hand made red brass hook clasp


A Test Piece with Plans and Pliers

OK Students. Gather round. This pleated piece of copper is a test strip that is tightly folded.

I made it several days ago but didn't take the...
Components: 26ga copper, illustration of folding technique, various pliers


A Sad, Sad Tale

STOP five minutes before you are done! I should have followed that piece of advice with this necklace.

I had this piece finished to the point...
Components: 26ga sheet copper, 13X4 reconstructed/reconstituted turquoise rectangular tubes, antiqued copper chain and copper beads, head pens, jump rings


Pleated Copper

Another copper scrap subjected to manipulation. It started as an experiment on a scrap left over from who knows what. It is made with 26ga copper...
Components: 26ga sheet copper, 13 X 4mm turquoise tubes, 6mm copper beads, 22ga copper wire and my favorite antique copper chain from LB.


Mother of Pearl & Shell Pearls

The large MOP pieces have been in my stash for quite some time. I never could figure out what to do with them. Then when LB got the beautiful...
Components: mop, shell pearls, both from LB, 3 different sized of brass spacers, GP brass beads, GP chain from LB, hand made red brass hook clasp and GF crimp tubes (the bane of my existence)


Scraps Again?

There was this copper scrap on my work table. It was left over from a struggle on another necklace. The other necklace isn't going anywhere as...
Components: 24ga sheet copper, bone beads, copper beads. metallic seed beads (about 11/0 I think), 6/0 seed beads, my favorite copper chain from LB


Vintage Ear Rings

Finally finished the ear rings to go with the vintage necklace. They turned out pretty good. Both pairs are quite simple and the smaller pair has...
Components: vintage beads, hand made copper ear wires 20ga, niobium ear wires, 6/0 seed beads


Copper and Turquoise

I had this marvelous idea for a necklace but it didn't work. Idea #2 didn't work either. Same for 3. Rats. So I decided to see what I could do...
Components: sheet copper, turquoise, lapis, coral, copper chain, copper jump rings, ear wires, beads and hand made clasp


Vintage Beads

I've had these beads for 2 or 3 years. They are vintage from West Germany. Every once in a while I would get them out and just look at them and...
Components: vintage glass beads, seed beads, copper chain, hand made clasp


Pearl and Crystal

Another rediscovered piece of work. It was about half finished and had been hanging around for many moons. I finished it today and am fairly...
Components: fresh water pearls of various sizes in light colors, various sizes of clear crystals, 14ga and 24ga red brass wire, two gold seed beads


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