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Looks a Bit Egyptian?

About this design:

This is still sort of a work in progress. It isn't exactly as I first planned but I like it better. I still have to find or make a clasp that will do it justice. Any suggestions?

Please excuse the shabby display piece. All of my good ones are currently occupied.


textured and fire finished red brass, chrysocolla jasper, gold plated spacers brass beads and beading chain

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  1. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    I love it, very unique, great colors, great textures.

  2. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Love, love, love the design. Simple yet Bold

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    This is great Nancy! I especially love the way you’ve arranged the chrysocolla jasper with the metal beads. And of course your textured metal drops are always fantastic!!
    As far as a clasp, I know you’ll come up with something just perfect for this! Be sure and show us what you make!

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks everyone.
    I made a tentative decision on a clasp but it might be a bit large. I’ll just watch it and see what it does. :D
    Here are some additional photos.

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    Reet says:

    I don’t have any suggestions BUT I want to tell you that your design and work are EXCELLENT!I love it very very much!

  6. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Can’t you just pound out a matching hook & eye from similar-toned wire? I bet that would look great!

  7. MoonBell
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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    This is just lovely, Nancy! Did you borrow Nicole’s tools? ;-)

    It’s a great design, and I love the colors! :D

  9. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    This is a real statement necklace (and earrings)!! Outstanding design!! Love it! :-)

  10. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Love this set!!! It is gorgeous :-)

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for the compliments everyone.
    No, Sue, I didn’t borrow Nicole tools. Got my own hammer and torch so I can pound and burn anything! However, I really neeeeed some more hammers so I can pound different patterns. :D

  12. CAS
    CAS says:

    LRC lovely … lovely … lovely! :D

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    K H says:

    Love the necklace!!!! I also would have done a hook & eye, but a lot of folks like toggles. :)

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    LauraW says:

    I love it! Where did you find the hammered pieces and how did you make them? I have sheet metal and wondered if I cut three pieces and used one of my hammers, would I get a similar result? And the toggle looks wonderful-you could make another version with the other suggestions above and see how it works, but with different stones so it’s not an exact duplicate. You’re very talented!

  15. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for the compliments everyone.
    L white, I cut the pieces with metal snips. First I made patterns with some light cardboard then traced around them with a fine sharpie. After I got them cut out I punched the holes, filed the edges then smoothed the edges with 4/0 steel wool. All of the texturing was done with a chasing hammer. When I finished with the texturing I used my torch to give them a little extra color.

    If you have never worked with snips they can be sort of difficult to manipulate. I have made many scraps even though they weren’t what I was planning to do. The brass I used is 24 gauge and it can be a bit stiff when it comes to cutting with snips. I haven’t tried 26 gauge but I’m sure it would be a lot easier to cut.

    Go to it, have fun and let me know how things turn out. :D

  16. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    LRC … love how this piece looks! The green beads go so nicely with your hammered pieces. Sweet!! SLS

  17. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Once again you have a winner! It’s gorgeous!

  18. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Very nice!

  19. C Strecker
    C Strecker says:

    great piece!

  20. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    This is a masterpiece LRC!! It has everything; a very cool design, beautiful stones and colors and your hammered pieces are definite stunners, WOW how I love this, very elegant!!

  21. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thank You Everyone for your compliments and suggestions. You are a fantastic group of Beading Buddies. :D

  22. LArc Enciel
    LArc Enciel says:

    Very Nice!!!!!

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