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Moon Over Miami

About this design:

I have been wanting to use the Vintaj patinas, blanks, and filigrees to add a few new items to my collection. So far it's been fun. I had a little trouble with this one, though. It didn't really turn out the way I envisioned. I wanted it to have a vintage feel, but I didn't want to buy anymore stuff, so I used what I had in my stash. What do you think? Redo?


Vintaj brass blank, filigree, patina. Vintage glass rounds, shell pearls, crystals, moon charm, brass chain and toggle. Most from LB.

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  1. Laud
    Laud says:

    Don’t take it apart–it looks fine. I really like the focal.

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Don’t you dare re-do this! It’s stunning!
    I found lits of details in the pearls and glass on the necklace! Then I went to the focal. The patina is lovely: soft in some places and darker in others. I like how the 2 moons face in different directions.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Noooo…don’t touch a thing! I love the colors, materials and especially the focal. It all gives off a feeling of tranquility! Great piece!

  4. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Oh no. Keep it :) .

    I love the rustic look. All the beads go together perfectly.

    I love the pearl color.

  5. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Is that a filiagree ball taken apart being the focal?

  6. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks, ladies!

    @Peggy, the focal is a “filigree sunflower”, I think. Got it from LB. Made by Vintaj.

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    No No No you cannot re-do this. Its beautiful. The patina on that embossed blank is just umbelievable pretty. I def need to get the glaze if you get this kind of result. I love the mix of crystal and pearl.
    Sometimes things don’t turn out like you originally planned. My mom necklace was SUPPOSED to.have purple in it. NO PURPLE. My amazonite necklace was supposed to.have silver pearls…NOT THERE. Sometimes jewelry makes itself and sometimes what you have on hand is a better choice anyway.

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks, Deb! I used a pea sized drop of patina, and a nickle sized puddle of glaze for each color. Then I let them run together by tilting the blank in different directions.
    I really like the glass rounds. The cut is diffrent, and they are clear, but have a very faint smoke to them. I was going to use them for something else. Wish I had more!

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Yes they look nice. I love old jewelry parts.

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Beautiful, Miss Susie! Don’t change a thing!

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Definitely not a redo! The color and design were made for each other. Love it! :)

  12. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Beautiful design, Susie! Don’t change a thing. :)

  13. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Good job! The chain has good weight and balance for your large, lovely pendant. You’ve started the new year with a wonderful challenge for yourself.

  14. Frida
    Frida says:

    Agree with evrybody avbove! Can’t see why you want to redo it. I love it as it’s :D

  15. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    In agreement! It’s beautiful just the way it is!

  16. Asia
    Asia says:

    Don’t redo, it has a vintage feel, I like a lot with crystals :D

  17. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Susie, another vote for leaving this beauty just the way it is. Gorgeous!!

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    queenie50cat says:

    Gorgeous as well-makes me want to try the patinas and glaze as well.

  19. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I’m not sure what else to say, Susie, except that I agree with everyone else!!! Absolutely beautiful design, pendant, & colors! :D Hugs to you & tummy rubs for Elie & Dixie! 8)

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

    Oops — should have typed “Eli” — my apologies to him. ;)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Looks great to me!

  22. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I think this is gorgeous as is. I love so many of your necklaces.

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