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Spring into Fall

About this design:

This piece was kind of a work in process. I just learned some wire forming tecniques and wanted to play around with them. I named this 'Spring into Fall' because I made some antique brass springs which I slid over rows of Czech glass 4mm rounds in between maple leaf beads. I hand painted one side of the leaf beads with greem mixed with gold paint which shows through on the other side of the bead. The pendent is a hand formed 'curly Q' with a maple leaf and small spring at the bottom. Fun piece!


18g wire in antique brass Czech Glass 4mm rounds Czech Glass Maple leaf beads Vintaj chain and findings

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  1. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    This will be as much fun to wear as it was to create. I love the wire-wrapping between the leaves. There are lots of details so my eye keeps moving to bring it all in. :)

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    It has to be 18 gauge, 18mm will somewhere close to the 3/4 of an inch.I wish the picture was a bit better, do you make a component on the wire? Maple leaf first, the the Czech round beads, then wire spring and another maple leaf, are the round beads peeping trough the wire?:D

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love all the detail in this. Makes for a very interesting piece. Love it!!

  4. RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs says:

    Yes 18 ga, had mm on the mind :) Yes Maple leaf then 4 Czech glass rounds then slide the spring over the rounds, then another leaf. They do peek through the wire spring. I will add some more photos :)

  5. RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs says:

    Correction 3 Czech Glass rounds in between maple leaves. Its been a busy day :)

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    This is very, very cool!! I love the peep show between the coils!! I might have even pulled them a little farther apart to see more of the little naked beadies. :) LOVE it, might have to “steal: it. :)

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    ldaben101 says:

    Really great!

  8. RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs says:

    Naked beadies … cute :) !! Love it.

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