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Midieval Summer

About this design:

I got some new Vintaj pieces, and this piece just sprang to mind. The Patina is a Mix of Vintaj Patinas in Topaz, Cinnabar, and Quartz. The chain is actually vintage, it is deco etched solid Brass from sometime between the 30's and 50's, the seller couldn't place the exact decade, just somewhere between those years. I felt the finished piece had a bit of a Midieval feel to it, hence the name. It slips over the head, although I could add a clasp, I haven't quite decided.


30's-50's Vintage Deco Etched Brass Chain; Vintaj: Patinas; Filigree BeadCaps, Connectors, Pendant, Parawire 24 Gauge, Eyepins, JumpRings; Toho/Miyuki Seedbeads in Topaz; Baltic Amber Freeform Nugget Beads; Crackle Crab Agate Rounds; Brazilian Madeira Rough Citrine Nuggets; Apricot Quartz Briolette

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  1. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    What a design to just spring up into your mind. The Patina is perfect! Excellent piece for spring, summer …right on into fall.(oh, just wear it when you want!)

  2. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Gorgeous! I love orange, and this is such a bright, happy piece.

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Instant sunshine1 LOVE IT!

  4. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    oooo I like this one too! You have a knack for making necklaces light and summery. Wish I had it!

  5. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Oh, I DO like orange. And it does look medival-ish. Beautiful job

  6. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    Love the orange, the patina and the design! You did a beautiful job!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    I always look forward to your unique and interesting! Love the orange in this one–great vintage feel to it.

  8. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    I really love this. The color and design are wonderful.

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

    It’s been said, but I’ll say it again – a unique and beautiful piece – just lovely!

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    You got me at Amber, gorgeous colors and I love the design :D

  11. CAS
    CAS says:

    Ooooohhhhhh … aaaahhhhhh … stunning!!!

  12. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    This is really awesome, so elaborate with so many fine and different elements! It’s so well balanced and the colors are fabulous, would buy that in a blink! :D

  13. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    I often feel that oranges can be a bit tricky to design with, but you’ve proved me wrong! This necklace is just gorgeous with this blend of metals and beads.

  14. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    What a beautiful combinations of stones. I’m a huge fan of orange and yellow. I adore this necklace!!

  15. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Beautiful colors and design!

  16. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Beautiful! I love this. All the elements came together perfectly.

  17. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Striking! I can just see a medieval maiden frolicking in a field of sunflowers! Excellent design!

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