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Inventing a Flower

About this design:

Coing some metal work tonight. Cut the 5-point flower from a brass square, heated it, played with the edges to 'ruffle' it, cut a few nicks in it, added some yellow & pink patina. Riveted the copper flower to the middle to create a layered look.
Decided to create a dangle from 18g antique copper Parawire, with a mookaite briolete.

Be jealous Mother Nature.


brass, patina

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

    Wow- gorgeous!

  2. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    As well she should be! I think you have matched her on this one. Absolutely gorgeous Cindy! Awesome work! :)

  3. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    wow….what a great piece! I think you outdid yourself on this one…wonderful!!

  4. Granny Nancy
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  5. B Witzel
    B Witzel says:

    great job fluffing your edges. The coloring really blended nicely.

  6. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    That thing is GORGEOUS!!! The work you gals go to to make something so – SIMPLE; I swan – LOL

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    This is stunning Cindy….you do fabulous metalwork!

  8. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very pretty and original.

  9. S Clifton
    S Clifton says:

    I love this and the colors just beautiful .

  10. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Fabulous, Cindy – - especially like the dangles you added !

  11. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Thank you, thank you! Trying to keep up with the talent here is a real challenge! :) You all inspire me.

    I got this idea from a layered pin I saw at Target, and I thought I bet I could do something like that. Forgot about it until this weekend. Now I have my template for this star-flower, I may play around with it….

  12. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love the 3-d effect and patina on this gorgeous flower!

  13. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    This is so cool! You are soooo good at this! I LOVE the shape and finishes on the flower and the dangles add the perfect touch!

  14. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This is fantastic, Cindy! Love your stacked flower, and the patina on it!

  15. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love your flower much better than the pre made one! More please!

  16. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great job Cindy!

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