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Lush Greens

About this design:

To create the focal I hand cut a backing and bail from copper sheet, heat treated, drilled, and textured them with my chasing hammer and connected all the parts together. To make the tube beads, I took thinner copper sheet, cut, treated and textured them the same way I did with the focal, and rolled them into inch-long tubes. Using two hues of olive colored waxed Irish linen, I knotted the tube beads into a long chain. I loved the way the necklace looked so much that I made a matching bracelet, earrings set and ring.


copper sheet, lampwork bead, waxed Irish linen, copper wire

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:


  2. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Love this set too!…you do really great work!

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    I love the copper beads, I was messing with some copper sheet, but they did not turn out so nice :D

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love this one the most! Your metal work is awesome!

  5. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Awesome job!!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    I am always in awe of those who do metal work…that is one of many things I aspire to do! Lovely work and design!

  7. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I must echo others thoughts here on how awesome your skills are in creating these pieces. Amazing!

  8. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful. Def one of a kind pieces

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    Annas607comcastnet says:

    Good golly miss molly! Stunning looking pieces.

  10. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Amazing craftmanship….just a gorgeous set. This one would be impossible to give up I’m sure.

  11. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Wonderful pieces!

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