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Bye Bye Blackbird

About this design:

This is the last of my cut chain from the lariat necklace with the wrong measurements fiasco. At least I was able to use up most of the chain. The little bird was originally a weird gunmetal-ish color so I "painted" him with onyx patina and applied sealer. This particular patina is also wonderful for touching up black wire/findings if your pliers happen to slip. Not that that has ever happened to me.....


Copper plated chain, clasp, jump rings and leaf charm, copper branch connector, black chain, gunmetal bird, Czech glass flower and bead. All from LB.

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  1. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Gorgeous, Gail! Love all the different chains in this, and how you have placed the black bird. Another spectacular piece!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    What a great design! You always have such innovative pieces…love the blackbird!

  3. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Love the delicate design – the different chains – beautiful!

  4. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    The little bird is absolute cuteness! And I love how the three large jump rings echo the copper branch connector.

  5. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful Gayle

  6. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    I love the mixture of the chains and of course the bird is too cute. Great design.

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    I love the mix of chains and the whole design, fantastic job, Gail :D

  8. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Thank you all for your kind comments!

  9. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Maybe it was fate about the fiasco, if the results were for you to create this beauty it may have been a blessing. Love the mix of metals on this.

  10. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Love this one too Gail! You have certainly been busy! ;) The design is fantastic! :D

  11. gypsyheartCin
    gypsyheartCin says:

    I am so in love with this piece! That is one of my favorite songs, has been since Isang it in sixth grade chorus lol. I’d love to play with this design maybe using polyclay. That was my second thought when I saw this. My first one of course was the actual song which lead to me humming it :-) . I love love love this necklace. It has really inspired a spark of creativity for me! Thank you for sharing! ~Cin

  12. Robin Alayne
    Robin Alayne says:

    This is a great inter-connection putting all the different chains and
    Findings With the pendant. It really carries the eye. Really nice!

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