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Misty Pond

About this design:

I'm finally putting into use the components I made with my Big Kick a while back to go with all the new copper wire clasps and charms I've been obsessed with. This focal is cut from 26 gauge copper sheet and embossed, then antiqued and polished. I added 2 strands of various beads finished with a handmade clasp and charms.
By the way does anyone have a clue what kind of stone the light green twist bead is? My best guess is dyed quartz maybe?


Copper sheet, copper wire, rhyolite rondelles, blue coral barrels, various Czech glass beads and copper beads.

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  1. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Love it!!!

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Just lovely Angela. Love the copper focal.
    Is the green twisty stone new jade?

  3. Laud
    Laud says:

    I’m thinking new jade, too. Lovely range of colors, and I’m really impressed with the focal. How did you antique it?

  4. Nafri aka Nanci
    Nafri aka Nanci says:

    I really like this bracelet Angela. The focal is great and the color combo is dreamy. Could the green bead be Aventurine? Oh, and the clasp is very cool. I especially like the dangles!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Very pretty….the focal is awesome! I like the earrings as well.

  6. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Sweet earrings! Great job on the focal and the clasp!

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautiful, I made similar bar, but with patina, love your colors, you gave the piece a perfect name, as for the bead I’m leaning towards some jade, When Becky will get on line I’m sure she will tell you, she is such an expert when it comes to gems :D

  8. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Beautifully done ! Love the set!

  9. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Very beautiful! My kind of bracelet, for sure. I’d wear that constantly. :)

  10. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    I’d wear this a lot! I love the colors and the softly polished sheen on the copper.

    I’d vote for Aventurine on the bead.

  11. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you everyone for your great comments! I also appreciate the input about the stone. We had also toyed with the thought of it being jade, but I hadn’t thought of aventurine. That’s also quite possible.
    Laud, I used Patina Solution by Bead Buddy which I got from Michaels. It’s basically liver of sulfur and works really well except on brass.

  12. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I was thinking aventurine as well. But this bracelet is wonderful. I love the variety. Its a rainbow of gems.

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    Janet Miriam says:

    Love your bracelet! The focal is really great, the colors and dangles are all really very pretty. I’m thinking jade or aventurine too.

  14. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Lovely soft colors against the copper. I like this a lot. My first thought was Aventurine as well.Could be Green Jade? Whatever it is,it’s a lovely shape.

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Yum yum yum yum, absolutely YUM! I think the twist is new jade (serpentine) or aventurine (which would need to have some silver strands inside it). I have that bigkix dye, too! LOVE this!

  16. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    BigKix Die? Mold? :) And the earrings are adorable!!!

  17. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Go with New jade. :) Thanks for the vote of confidence, Asia! Thanks for the design I am going to steal, Angela! ;)

  18. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Again, thank you all so much!

    I’m thinking too this bead is new jade, yet all the new jade I have is not this minty green. My new jade has a more yellowy/whitish tinge. That’s what threw me off.

  19. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Oh yea, and Becky, you steal all my designs you want girl! All I want is to see them here! :0

  20. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Nothing like being the last one… :D

    Love the design and the color is fabulous! :)

  21. HeidiG
    HeidiG says:

    WOW! I love this – so different. Gorgeous!

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    dragonflyvine says:

    Very unique and very pretty!!!!

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    Linda C says:

    Love this bracelet. Great design and colors.

  24. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Thank you all so much! You made my day!

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