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Brass and Bones #2

About this design:

Several weeks ago I made a brass and bone necklace using larger discs. I decided to make another one with smaller discs and bone beads with more random patterns. I gave the discs a patina with the torch and then textured them. Because the discs were smaller I decided to use beads with each disc as well as spacers on the neck ring. This version is a bit more dainty if you can call discs and bones dainty. I still need to make some ear rings but I'm not sure if I can find similar bone beads.

The third picture is of the original bone and bead necklace.


12 gauge brass wire, brass discs, bone beads, wood beads

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


  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic, sorry can’t help with the beads :D

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Cool, very cool, both of them! Good to see you continue with the 12 gauge wire, maybe I should try too!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    These are awesome…really chic!

  5. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    You are so creative with the wire & metal. I like the addition of the ‘random’ bone beads.

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for all of the compliments and comments everyone. They look real good on the neck…. I need to find a duty neck for to use in photographs.

    Thanks for the info SYD. I did a quick check on that site yesterday and did find some bones that might work. We’ll see.

    Monica, I’ve given up using the 12ga brass wire for cuffs and only use it for neck rings now. It is dead soft but dead soft brass is still very stiff..

  7. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love this look, Nancy! The texture, finish on the discs is wonderfully organic.

  8. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Ooooh.these are very classy,and so “what’s happenin now.” :) You’re spot on about dead soft brass. I got some by mistake and whoa Nellie!! Live and learn.
    Must admit that I’ve always loved the collar look.

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Beautiful design! Love the beads with the discs!

  10. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very nice. Love the look.

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks again for all of the comments and comments. Y’all are the best! :D

  12. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Well rats…. My mind and fingers are not on the same page… apparently they are not even in the same book.

    Let’s try one more time. Thanks again for all of the comments and COMPLIMENTS. Y’all are the best! :D

  13. A Rozmin
    A Rozmin says:

    These are such a classic look. Beautiful work. Brass is really hard to work.

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