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Falling Leaves

About this design:

Another familiar design to some. This was inspired by a fall walk in the woods with the beautiful color change.


Green garnet rondelles, fire phrenite, czech glass, copper leaves, copper chain, copper clasp, embossed brass blank wrapped in a diamond filigree.

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  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    Susie, I remember this one too, simply gorgeous :D

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    This is a stunning piece….I love everything about it! You really are talented in these designs.

  3. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks Asia! I can’t wait to get this one back!(and Flying). It was to be in September BT.

  4. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thank you!

  5. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Well I think that I may need to look at this BigKick. This is absolutely gorgeous Susie! Love the colors you chose for it, what kind of metal coloring did you use? It all just flows together so nicely, what wonderful talent you have!

  6. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks, Wanda! I use the Vintaj patinas with lots of patina glaze and extender. Then I tilt the blank back and forth to let the colors run together.

  7. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks Susie for the very helpful tips. :)

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very, very cool!!

  9. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Wow,E/M..I really ;ike the them of this piece,and the mixed metals really work well. Green Garnet and Fire Prehnite are FAB!

  10. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said – this is a lovely piece. Another glorious piece of bead art.

  11. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Looks fantastic! Terrific design. What fun being able to use some of the Vintage paints. :)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    You’re killing me with these woodsy, earthy designs, Susie! LOVE it!
    Congrats on being published in BT! :-D How exciting is that!?!

  13. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    What a beautiful piece, Sue!, wonderful design :)

  14. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Completely gorgeous, Susie ! You are so talented – - and your photos are fabulous, too. Always look forward to seeing your next design – - -

  15. Laud
    Laud says:

    Great necklace in every way–composition, colors, really cool elements!

  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I don’t remember seeing this one before. The flying one I remembered more the write-up actually for some reason. Its a beautiful design. I definitely need to get the glaze for my patinas. They are much prettier with it.

  17. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Wow, this is smashingly good.

  18. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Really, truly awesome!

  19. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:


    Deb, the glaze makes all the difference! I usually use a pea sized puddle of color to a nickel sized puddle of glaze. I also leave the paint brush slightly more than damp when applying…then tilt the blank to let the colors blend.

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Susie-This is gorgeous!

  21. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    So glad to see this one again! I love the mix of open leaves and the green Czech glass.
    I *must* remember to go to the next step and add the filigree pieces like you do. It completely finishes the pendant with detail and the unexpected touch.

  22. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Deb, I’m with Susie on the glaze/extender. It gives you the freedom to mix colors and to get softer shades of a color. I use a dab of color and drag in a little glaze until I have a wash of color. It makes the process more like water colors than oils. A few thin layers makes more impact than one shot of color. I know how you love the Vintaj website. Watch some of the videos that Jess has done… she’s THE pro at color mixing. :)

  23. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I have watched the videos. I just forgot to order glaze when I had that 20% off vintaj Easter coupon. I really haven’t bought anything since from here…rccept muse. I did accomplish a glaze effect with nail polish though.

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