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Copper and Crystal

About this design:

This nice little asymmetrical circle just turned up one day. I don't know when I made it, why I made it or where it had been.

Shortly after I found the circle I received the pale blue Czech crystal. I had never worked with Czech crystal so I decided to try it out on the recently rediscovered circle. I never intended to make a finished piece but when I was done I really liked the way it looked. Out came the light weight chain and a pendant was born. The pendant is just a little larger than a quarter.

Does any one else work in such an off the wall fashion?


copper wire 16 and 24 gauge, 4mm crystal bi-cones, copper chain

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  1. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    LRC..This is just beautiful! I’m madly in love with the bicones in a circle wrap design. Have yet to try it,but I’ve heard it’s not as “scary” as it looks. It uses a lot of wire,and takes a steady hand,right?
    Kudos and double kudos on this one! :)

  2. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Oh my you are just soooo talented. In your profile you talk about a “web site” – I would hope you might be on Etsy. Its so easy to work there. There’s a lot of competition but you can learn ways to advertise your lovely piece.

    I’m so in love with copper but haven’t been able to do much right now. I’m hoping to soon.

    This is such a pretty piece. Yes its simple, but sometimes simple is BEST!

    I love many of your other pieces.

  3. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Really wonderful design and I admire your wire work. That shade of blue against the copper just pops.

  4. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    It’s a perfect piece; I love all the more beady and more wire-y, and etc. jewelry, but there’s just ‘something’ about a plain chain with a really nice dangle …. ?

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for the compliments everyone.

    Granny Nancy, my web site is on ArtFire:

    The pieces I’ve posted recently are on the web site plus a bunch of other pieces.

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Well rats! Something is haywire with that address. If it doesn’t get to the right place try:

  7. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely piece Nancy! I’ll check your website!

  8. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Love how this came out!
    I bet it’s, ’cause mine is
    I’ve gotta put more stuff up…

  9. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    LRC- This is beautiful! Oh heavens yes! I work in weird ways…some of the bracelets and necklaces I’ve put up recently have been from “parts” I made a while ago, set aside/put away, and recently brought out to see what hits me. Sometimes the muse is like that. I alwasy love your wire work.

  10. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    **always** … got too excited there.

  11. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    The light blue looks fantastic against the copper and I love the mystery circle!

    As for working that way, I can offer a resounding yes! I have been know to go into my stash for a particular bead for one project, see two beads that look great together and immediately start a whole new project!

  12. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    This is gorgeous! LOVE the copper with the blue! Great design too! :)

  13. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love this :D

  14. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks everyone. Your comments and compliments always give me a lift. :)

    Gail, I work in about the same way. I’ll start cleaning up and putting things away then find something interesting like an abandon project or a piece of wire or scrap of metal with an unusual shape. I’ll go merrily on my way in a totally different direction using that found object. Some days I have the attention span of a flash cube. :D

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