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Hot Copper Leaves

About this design:

I've had these leaves hanging around for more weeks than I can remember. My original idea for them just wouldn't work the way I wanted it to.

Plan B... Just watch them and hope for some inspiration. It finally arrived a couple of days ago. All I had to do was make a bunch of jump rings, and find a good way to separate the leaves.

Time to check the stash and see what I could find. I found these rudraksha (I think I spelled that right) seed pods. Big enough, bold enough but didn't take over the design.

The colors in the copper were created with a torch and it was difficult to get the light just right for photos. The darker version was shot with just enough of a turn on the bust to cut the glare. The lighter ones were shot straight down and only required a small adjustment. Still haven't added a clasp but that is the easiest part.

I apologize for the ratty bust. All of my good ones were used at the farmers market on Friday and I haven't unpacked them.

A word of wisdom my friends.... Indecision is the key to flexibility! Don't make up your mind until you have to!


24ga copper sheet, big seed pods, Greek leather

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  1. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I think this turned out great and I love the leaves. You are right about the seed pods…they add so much interest but don’t overpower.

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for the compliments. I knew I needed something organic to finish it and wood just didn’t work. Three cheers for the stash!

  3. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Nancy, love this necklace. It really shows of your beautiful leaves. And the seed pods are just perfect. Love them!

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Love all the elements in this! Great job!

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thank you Lynda and Bella. Playing with the torch is really fun but I still haven’t mastered getting the colors I want. Every time the results are a big SURPRISE! :D

  6. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Very pretty and organic looking. Beautiful job!

  7. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Love the color of the leaves! Great design!

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    JC Hamm says:

    I really love this, your so ceative with the copper. Beautiful necklace.

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love it :)

  10. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Beautiful as always, Nancy! :D

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    Lee D says:

    I agree with the rest – the seed pods are perfect with the leaves. This is a gorgeous necklace!!

  13. Laud
    Laud says:

    Simple and stunning. Who could ask for more?

  14. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Great job on the torch work! The leaves are so pretty!

  15. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    Love the leaves!!!

  16. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What an amazing necklace, Nancy! Love the way you’ve constructed this — so fun and casual! Great choices! Thanks for the advice on flexibility, too! :D

    P.S. How is Greek leather different from regular leather? Thanks in advance. 8)

  17. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Lynn, Greek leather is round leather cord. I don’t know if it is from Greece. I’ve just always heard it referred as Greek leather. Nothing like a little straight forward ambiguity….. :D

  18. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    I love this necklace! A show stopping piece!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Fabulous !

  20. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Nancy, thanks for the info on Greek leather — another mystery solved! 8)

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    This is so earthy and beautiful. I keep hinting to my husband that I want to “borrow the torch. It freaks him out a little that I have tools now too. ;D

  22. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Val, you can always get your own little torch then you won’t have to borrow his. :D

  23. Violet
    Violet says:

    This is gorgeous Nancy!!!!!!
    I sent you a message…..

  24. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Fantastic piece of jewelry!

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    PJazzy says:

    This piece is very pretty and creative

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