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Cactus Flower

About this design:

As usual this didn't end up anything like it started out. My goal was a casual, everyday type necklace. I really enjoyed that the two pendants were reversible. (Which I forgot to take a picture of) and the colors were rather neutral.


Copper plated chain clasp, pendants and beads, Czech Glass blue rounds from LB. Moukaite nuggets and rounds, Grainstone rounds, Sodalite ovals from stash. Handcrafted copper tube bead from Etsy.

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  1. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Great colors – - love the blues/sodalite with the autumn shades and copper !

  2. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    This is so lovely. And I think you’ve achieves your goal of creating something that is suitable for casual or something more dressy.

  3. Carola
    Carola says:

    Stunning, I love it.

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the colors and the dangles. Gorgeous piece!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    This is fantastic Gail! I am so loving the colors you chose with the copper. Great design, and love the dangles!

  6. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I’m loving everything about this!

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    very cool!! I never would have thought to put these colors together but they look really cool!

  8. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I really like this design! the copper tube looks really lovely with the birdie pendant and dangles.

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Well I don’t know what you intended it to look like but the end result is lovely. A fantastic combination of colors and shapes Gail.

  10. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Thanks for all the encouragement! This was n odd little piece that I really wasn’t sure about.

  11. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Where’d my “a” go? An odd….

  12. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Wow! The blues and brass are gorgeous! I love how you’ve used the Nunn pieces to “echo” each other on different levels.
    I can see casual and neutral like you intended. But I think it would be so nice with a leather jacket, jeans and boots… And I think this could easily be a very dressy and dramatic necklace on a navy dress…

  13. Asia
    Asia says:

    Great colors, loving it :D

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