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Summer Bird

About this design:

I wanted to use some of my new chain and some of the beads I already had, so I drew a few sketches until this piece came out. After I decided on the design, the rest was relatively simple. =^__^= The hardest part was stamping "Fly Free" on the copper blank-it took three blanks before I got it just right, since I was using a new stamping set!


Copper chain in four different styles; Vintaj Artisan Copper: Stamping blank long rectangle, Parawire in 24 and 20 Gauge; Copper JumpRings, Antique Copper Central Ring, Smaller Ring, and Oval Connector; Swarovski Crystal Pearls size 10mm in Tahitian; Sodalite nuggets; Iolite Rondelles; Copper Heishi Spacers; Antique Copper tiny beads; Copper hook clasp; Copper Bird Connector; Smoky Blue Chalcedony onion Briolette; Blue Quartz Briolette; Vintaj Patina in Lapis ( filled in the letters on the blank)

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

    BEAUTIFUL – Love your design!

  2. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    This is adorable! You balanced the elements nicely, and I love how the little bird seems to be making her escape!

  3. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Gorgeous! Love the colors!

  4. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Absolutely goreous Sonja. I love it. Copper is now my purple… in metals of course. This is my kind of necklace.

  5. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    I like summer bird – a lot. I love asymmetrical designs. Just as an aside – since I’ve been making jewelry I’ve noticed very few people wear it. I wear mine all the time for advertising, but no one notices it and I wear some things that POP.

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Beautiful composition of beads, chain, and links! I gave up on stamping. Kudos for sticking with it and creating a wonderful necklace!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Another beautiful piece….copper is my favorite!

  8. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Great design! Great use of chain, love all the different chain types. Love the copper and blue together!

  9. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Great job balancing the necklace pieces and I love the color combo!

  10. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    I also like the asymmetrical balance and focal…Very nice!

  11. Old Beaded Lady Chris
    Old Beaded Lady Chris says:

    I just love what you have created as this is just beautifully designed. The copper with the blue beads are just perfect. You go girl !!!

  12. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Ditto to what everyone else has said, Sonja – - great design and it went straight into my faves for inspiration !

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