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Bits and Pieces Necklace

About this design:

Digging into my copper odds and ends box today.
Found two pieces, one etched with a free hand doodle and the other textured with a bent paperclip. Also found some short bits of chain. Added links of pale aqua glass chips. I think these beads were one of the first purchases in my "beading career", maybe paid two bucks for a long strand. Made the fishhook clasp and Voila!


Copper and glass

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    This is what you make with odds and ends??!!?? WOWO is all I can say to that!! (I think I have those same chips, 1st bead purchase also).

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Another fabulous design! Love the copper with the
    aqua glass…beautiful!

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    deleted says:

    Great texture and patina; a lovely balance of lightness and intricate detail.

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

    Great color combo – lovely necklace that says summer.

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    Inagodadavida by Eve says:

    Diddo what Deb said. If this is what you create out of odds and ends, I can’t imagine what glorious piece would come from sweat and worry. The color combination is stunning … the asymetric balance is perfect. A gorgeous piece!

  6. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful as all you’re creations are ;)

  7. DayLily aka Del
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  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Ditto, ditto ditto, gorgeous piece Lynda :D

  9. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Very nice design.

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Paper clip? That sounds like something I would use. :D
    Seriously, ditto, ditto, ditto to all of the above comments! Great use of odds and ends. :D

  11. Janet Miriam
    Janet Miriam says:

    Beautiful! Love the aqua color with the copper!

  12. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments! Sometimes I play around making things and don’t quite know what to do with them, so they get thrown into a box with other odd metal beads, leftover lengths of wire and short pieces of chain. I have one for copper, silver, brass, and silver plated stuff. Comes in handy when I need a little something.

    How do you handle your odd bits and pieces of metal stuff?? Like to hear!

  13. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I throw mine into a bowl a paw thru it as needed. Love this pretty necklace. The copper and aqua are great together.

  14. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Love it! Copper and aqua/teal are always perfect!

  15. N Taylor
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    I combine assorted leftover pieces and finds in the resealable plastic pouches from the bead shops, then I wait for inspiration to hit. Sometimes I get an idea from a jumbled heap on my desk.

  17. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the soft blues next to the copper! Your etched pieces are gorgeous as always, Lynda! I put my odds and ends into a clear glass dish so I can see whats in it, just in case something pops out at me.

  18. RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs says:

    Love it! Beautiful :)

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