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blooming- spring rain

About this design:

I wanted to do something kind of mixed-media. I'm not used to doing asymmetrical, but I was actually very pleased with the results. I used a variety of metals for the wires.


wire: brass, Copper, colored copper, and gunmetal. Copper clasp (tierracast), vintaj brass butterfly, letter dies, ranger alcohol inks in plum and lagoon, ranger metallic inks in gold and silver, crystal glaze, vintaj arte metal 2 hole plate, vintaj 8 petal cut out, vintaj 6 petal cut out, vintaj natural brass suspended butterfly, top drilled aquamarine chips, 4 czech glass horizon leaf drops, 11 6mm amazonite rounds, 7 faceted labradorite rounds, 5 blue-green fluorite flat ovals, 8 faceted labradorite rondelles, 17 marine blue shell pearls- various sizes, 4 3mm copper rounds, 2 vintaj arte metal bead caps 6 hole pierced, 4 vintaj flower petal bead caps, 3 vintaj filigree bead wraps, 10 vintaj arte metal head-pins.

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    whimsy girl says:

    what do ya think?

  2. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    I absolutely LOVE this!! The colors are great and you did a super job on the patina. I really like the flower and the butterfly. Nice job!!!!

  3. CAS
    CAS says:

    Oh …(gasp) … MY GOSH!!!! Gorgeous … fantabulous … strikingly lovely … WOW!! I love and adore this … perfection personified … WOW!!!

  4. Marlene
    Marlene says:

    Very nice – love the mixed metals too

  5. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    It’s just beautiful! I like the off balance design,and all the soft colors of the stones,with the pearls. Especially the Aqua and Flourite!

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    whimsy girl says:

    oh good! thank you

  7. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    Stunning, I lovvvve this necklace.

  8. Vee aka Dream Chickie
    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    Love this design! Beautiful!! :D

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    OH-MY-GOSH!! THIS requires looking closely to see all the beautiful wirework and other details you’ve added to this beauty!
    Well done!! I love it! Fav!

  10. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Love the colors in this! Beautiful set!

  11. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    I love “messy” and you do it so well! So pretty!

  12. Batticat
    Batticat says:

    Might be old (2012), but a “new” fav for me!

  13. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Ya’ know – you have to LIKE asymetrical to have no fear of it. I’ve always loved it and have never had a problem ‘seeing’ the finished piece before I even started. Yours’ turned out really good.

  14. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Weirdly enough, I only like asymmetrical in jewelry, and I never thought I would before I started making it! This piece is gorgeous-the colors are so lively and look stunning together! Brilliant work, keep it up! =^__^=

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