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About this design:

The chain in this necklace just happened to be handy when I started the necklace. I didn't even think about the length and I should have. It wasn't quite long enough but before I realized it I had all of the beads and shapes attached and I wasn't about to take them off and use a longer chain. Thank goodness for the stash! It came came through with a nice piece of leather and solved my problem.

I love playing around with geometric shapes. They make a nice uncluttered design. And the green beads... they are African jade. Yummy color and great with copper. Now I need to make some ear rings.....


my favorite LB chain, sheet copper, copper wire, African jade, Greek leather, copper trigger clasp and jump rings

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  1. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Loving this Nancy!

  2. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    I really like the leather with it! To me, it adds a bit of southwestern vibe to the turquoise and copper!

  3. Shhh
    Shhh says:

    You know, I think I like it with the leather better than I would have without. Very nice. :)

  4. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    So original and creative. Love your designs.

  5. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Adorable! Another very creative use of copper!

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Cool!! And yes, it’s better with the leather I think!

  7. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    It looks better with the leather. Just cahin would looik good – both would be very southwest, and even turquoise beads spaced into the chain.
    I like this; sorry I’m so late, but I got into a blah state for awhile

  8. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    The day you posted this was my husband’s 70th; that wasn’t a blah day!! they came after

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