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Feuilles et Baies

About this design:

The name of these, "Leaves and Berries" in French, comes from not only the obvious finishing accent of the leaves, but from the plump Peridot nuggets nestled in the center dangle above the leaves, which reminded me of green, not quite ripe berries,or even grapes. The leaves were hand patinated Vintaj Charms, using Vintaj Patinas in Moss, Jade, and Verdigris, then coated in Vintaj Glaze mixed with PearlEx in Aztec Gold. For the main connector of these, I meticulously hand punched three extra holes in the bottom of each Hammered Charm, then hung the dangles from them. These also have an Arte Nouveau feel, with a hint of the exotic, and sway beautifully to catch the light.


Vintaj Findings/Charms, Light and Dark Serpentine Rounds, Green Swarovski Crystals, Peridot Nuggets

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  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Like I already said about the necklace, these earrings are such a work of art by a very talented person. I love these so much. Just BEAUTIFUL.

  2. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    These are fantabulous ! Absolutely LOVE!

  3. franny
    franny says:

    beautiful patina, gorgeous dangles, Sonja!….looks like the colouring is just made for you!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Gorgeous! The colors are outstanding and the wirework is fab.

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very cool!! I could see you wearing them in the pic of the necklace and was hoping you would show them to us, too!! I LOVE green and antiques and you do a great job here as well!

  6. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Another lovely creation, Sonja !

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love the design and the patina is fantastic! :)

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