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Terra Cotta Treasure

About this design:

The pendant on this necklace is an old stamped metal piece I found in a flea market. I alcohol inked it in Terra Cotta and then buffed off the raised portions to let the silver color of the metal show through. The necklace is strung with Peacock Blue Vista Jasper in very large nuggets. I love it because it is so bold yet casual. Where are my denim jeans and white shirt?


Vintage metal stamping,alcohol ink,Nunn Sealer,vista Jasper,metallic copper coated glass beads, toggle clasp, crimps,wire guardians.

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  1. Miannda
    Miannda says:

    Wow, so beautiful! Nice colors!

  2. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    What a gorgeous pendant! Love the colors!

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    Copper Penny says:

    Stunning, you did an amazing job on the pendant. I really love the earthy colors.

  4. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Ooooh. Love the stones with this wonderful pendant. T-shirt and jeans would be the perfect outfit.

  5. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Great what you did to the focal; great choice of stones to go w/it. I’d love to wear this w/my jeans & white shirt!

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    olive penguin says:

    Very pretty, I think that pendant is amazing. The stones and pendant compliment each other nicely.

  7. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Love this!! The outfit you described would be perfect for this necklace!

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Flea markets and thrift shops are the greatest! You never know what treasures you’ll find. Your pendant is definitely a treasure especially the way you finished it. :)

  9. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Great job! It takes that “just right” pendant to make a simple strand of chip of nuggets pop. You succeeded on this one.

  10. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Just fabulous! The colors are so serene,but they still “talk” to me! You sure are a talented lady.

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    That pendant is fabulous!

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    Fines Creek says:

    Oh my! Love it!!!!
    Pendant is gorgeous!

  13. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Beautiful! :D

  14. RosaLee J
    RosaLee J says:

    To Eeka Mouse. I used alcohol ink painted on the whole piece in Terra Cotta and then took buffer and buffed off the raised portion of the silver and added a protective coat of Nunn Sealer.

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