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Send Me Brown Flowers

About this design:

Large beads with large wrapped loops formed on either side. The flower is the middle piece of an embellishment from Michael's. (I used the small filigree part in the mint pearl bracelet.) It is tied to the loops and then the strings come through the center and attach the small beads. The necklace is choker length.


Magnesite turquoise beads large and small. Antique brass flower. Antique brass wire. S-lon cord. Copper.chain.

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  1. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:


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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Love the copper and turquoise…great focal!

  3. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    Simplicity is lovely!

  4. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    This is too cute! I love the large loops!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    You did an awesome job, your wire wraps are really great and the pictures are fantastic. Loving the colors and what you did with the focal :D

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    I think that PEANUT SEED BEADS would look good in place of the chain ;)

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    @Asia lol!
    Thank you everybody. This did have a large metal bead as the focal but I just didn’t like it.

  8. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I think your upcycled focal is perfect! Love this piece!

  9. Old Beaded Lady Chris
    Old Beaded Lady Chris says:

    Hi Deb,
    I really like what you have created with this
    necklace. Never fails…blue and copper..a winning
    combo. Just beautiful Deb !!!

  10. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Very pretty Deb. I think someone said it but you can’t go wrong with copper and turquoise.

    I like how you added the ‘frame’ to the 1st pic. Nice

  11. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Wonderful upcycle Deb! Just an all around gorgeous piece!

  12. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love how the tiny center beads mimic the large turquoise beads. Very appealing design!

  13. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great design!

  14. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Outstanding! Deb, about how big are the magnesite turquoise beads? Your wire-wrapped bead are in perfect proportion to the focal leaves. Wow, you are so talented. I am jealous. I SO WISH I COULD STEAL YOUR TALENT!!

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you so much to everyone. I do appreciate it…especially when it’s a semi MacGyvered piece.

    Lois I think those magnesite beads must be 16mm…they seem to be 1 size bigger than the 14mm shell pearls I have. (if you look close you will see 1 is smaller but it’s hardly noticeable)

  16. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Great improvisation Deb! Love the look! It has kind of a 70′s “Flower Power” vibe with an updated look.

  17. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love what you did here, sister!! EXCELLENT wrap work!! Asia, you nut!–peanut seed beads might work (but I really do like your chain!!!) :)

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    BeadWitchedSara D says:

    Oh, darn! Now I need to go look yet more closely to fin a somewhat smaller bead in that charming necklace. I looked and I can’t tell which one it is for sure. Yup turquoise and copper is a really great combination . . . are these last coup;e of days meant for Native American designs???? Seems like it. Great job!!

  19. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Love this and such a neat combo :)

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