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Arizona Humming Bird

About this design:

Back in January I made a Fresh Pick ('My Heart has been Hammered') featuring Patrica Healy's Cu Hummingbird, with African Turquoise, African Opal, and peach Moonstone. This set is loosely based on that FP... the heart shaped links were OOS, my peach moonstone didn't look right with the Cu after all, and the African Opal turned out to be 'too white' and drowned out the turquoise... I fiddled and fiddled, arrange, re-arranged, rearranged again... but I'm happy with the final result.

This design is a tribute to my cousin Edith. I have such fond memories of visiting her in Tuscon, watching the HBs at her feeder, then finding their nest in her tree early one morning...


Patrica Healey copper hummingbird, links, toggle; African Turquoise horse-eyes & rounds; Antique Lace Fire glass rondelles (truely lovely in person!); dark bronze fire-polished rondelles and rounds; carnelian 4mm slices; copper wire.

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  1. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    Oh! So lovely! That turquoise is a favorite of mine, I love how you used it in this design.

  2. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow this is so nice, I love your humming bird..

  3. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Beautiful hummingbird, love the copper links that add balance and complement the design, fabulous set!

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    Janet Miriam says:

    I love everything about this piece! I love the hummingbird and the way you incorporated the swirl connectors into the neckalce. And I love that you used natural stones and the Czech fire polished beads. BTW, I also love the antique lace, I have some in my stash! Just a great piece all the way around!

  5. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    A truly beautiful necklace on every level. I love the hummingbird … what a lovely focal bead to work with. The African Turquoise goes wonderfully with it, and I love the copper spirals.

  6. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Very beautiful result of all that fiddling! :) Thanks for sharing your memories of your cousin, too.

  7. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Eeeka! My friend, this is gorgeous! :D

  8. MoonBell
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