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Captured Beach Glass

About this design:

Another way to design with a cabochon without the traditional bezel setting. Handmade textured brass back plate.


Brass sheet metal, beach glass, gold metal wire and chain, fresh water coin pearls.

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oh my gosh that is elegant. It looks like a huge square of gold with a rough gemstone. Beautiful!

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This is so cool! Love the pendant, and the pearls you chose go perfect with it!

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    So elegant! I am so going to steal this idea! ;) there, I said it, but you all know the rest of you are thinking the same thing. :)

  4. CAS
    CAS says:

    I’m going to steal it too!!!!! Utterly devastatingly GORGEOUS!!

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    LOL Becky…yea I was but I cant make the back part….yet!

  6. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    This whole design is so beautiful and elegant, and I love the clever setting you made! I have some beach glass I collected last year but have not used them yet as they are too small to drill and I didn’t want to do wire wrapping on them. This is the ticket! So I guess I’m stealing it too! ;)

  7. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Wow – - what a terrific idea – - and add me to those who plan to try this, too ! Overall great design, especially like the three top holes you used in the pendant.

  8. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Holy cow! What a fascinating design. I just love it. the coin Pearls were just the right touch.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    This is da bomb! Love the pendant, and the coin pearls are perfect with it!

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Me too with a little twist, love it :D

  11. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks, ladies! Steal away! I don’t work in this bright brass and gold metals much, so this was fun to create and seemed to fit the amber beach glass perfectly.

  12. Elis Mom
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  13. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    great design!

  14. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Fabulous! What a wonderful way to showcase the beach glass. The pearls are the perfect accent. Am filing this away in my “to do someday” file.

  15. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    You are so clever! This is way cool.

  16. Blackcat Designs
    Blackcat Designs says:

    Very elegant. Great design.

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