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Out on the Fringe

About this design:

It is symmetrical! Will wonders never cease! The center section with the blue beads and copper are part of another salvage job. Don't know what it was supposed to be or when I started it but it must be older than dirt.

Sodalite looks fabulous with copper. Love the intense blues in it. The fringe that is a spacer is either 14 or 16 gauge copper wire and the circles that are used as spacers are 18 gauge. It is finished with Lima Bead's copper box chain. It's a good weight and has marvelous color.

The ear rings are made with a smaller gauge of wire and have niobium ear wires.


sodalite beads, copper wire, tiny copper color seed beads, niobium ear wires, copper plate chain and toggle clasp

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  1. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Fantastic…lovin’ the fringe and the blue and copper are made for each other!

  2. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love this shade of blue with copper! So unusual and striking with your wire work.

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  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love your fringe! The blue is so striking with the copper. Another gorgeous piece!

  5. Terry Ca
    Terry Ca says:

    I also love the blue with the copper. Great design and wire work! This is a beautiful piece, or rather set. Love the earrings too!

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for all of the compliments Everyone. I think we can all agree that sodalite and copper make a great couple. :)

  7. ErinM31
    ErinM31 says:

    Beautiful work! :D Sodalite is one of my favorite stones and the copper complements it well! Lovely design!

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous, copper looks so great with sodalite and the paddles are fantastic, I have some that I made long time ago, you inspired me :D

  9. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    I like it; looks Egyptian-ish and I love that style jewelry, but what does one wear it with …. ? Would you wear it to work? Not just casually shopping – unless it’s Rodeo Dr., or upscale restaurant. I guess that’s enough places – LOL

  10. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Awesome! I looooove the fringe, very cool and well done! I could definitely see this with a summery dress, it has a very ethnic and bohemian vibe that screams summer. Keep it up! =^__^=

  11. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Ohhh ..Sodalite looks awesome with copper.Another gorgeous design. Jeans,white shirt and this necklace,and no other jewelry needed. Quite a statement piece,but not too much. I’m lovin it!
    LRC..I actually prefer Sodalite to Lapis. How about you? It’s a beautiful stone.

  12. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    So awesome! I love the paddle fringe, very avantgarde! :)

  13. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oooooooooo! Fabulous! I’d wear this a lot! That blue goes with so much, fuchsia, turquoise , yellow, etc. Love the shine on the fringe! Great design!!

  14. lizanna
    lizanna says:

    I always think of blue with silver,(think cool) but the copper really warms it up and makes it special. Yet another good idea from amazingly creative people.

  15. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    The copper goes great with the blue and your design showcases it perfectly! I love those hammered spikes and I have used them in some of my designs too. Gorgeous!

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Awww, y’all are making me blush. :D

    Nancy Mc I love the richness of the blue in sodalite. To get that much color in lapis would cost a fortune and I don’t have that fortune….yet… :D

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    deleted says:

    Lovely and gallery-quality.

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