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In the Orchard

About this design:

This is my first entry in the Vintaj Monthly Design Challenges. This month is "Plum Orchard."

All Brass is from Vintaj. ( and all the metal is brass!)

I chose green and purple as my color scheme- green for the foliage of the trees, and purple for the color of the fruit itself. All the color in the pieces is from hand Patinating with Vintaj Patina Inks. The focal is two filigree pieces riveted to a large hand hammered circle blank, with a dangle suspended from the bottom consisting of chain, Czech glass leaves and flowers, and a faceted Amethyst round. This is hung from a branch ( purchased here on LB) that I punched 3 holes in and Reliefed via an Infinity Link. The left side is primarily made up of one green chain and one purple chain ( both etched cable chain) twisted together to represent the harmony of the tree and the fruit. It is connected to the focal with a large filigree vine and flower diamond, colored purple. The right side is a chain of Czech glass Bellflowers/Leaves and Genuine Emerald Rounds, intermixed with Bead Caps Encapsulating Malachite Rounds. The toggle is the Woodland Toggle, bought here on LB, Patinated green. Finally, a dangle hangs at the nape of the neck, featuring two of the malachite/bead cap combos, Czech Bellflowers/leaves and Faceted Amethyst Round, and Green Patinated Leaf Charm.

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Pretty much all listed- also used Eyepins, Headpins, and JumpRings. Please vote for me if you like my piece!

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  1. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    It’s lovely Sonja!

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Sonja, I like the colorful chain. :)

  3. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Thank you both! =^___^=

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely design!

  5. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Its purple, so naturally I love it!

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautiful :D

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Yes, beautiful!! :)

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