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Bronzed Heron

About this design:

The focal is bronzed and verdigras patina brass which I found at a show. My goal was to make an understated piece so the focal could stand out. The stones,black tourmaline and bronzite are to protect against negative thinkers.


Torquoise, bronzite and tourmaline along with turquoise picasso czech trilobites and turquoise seed beads surround the heron focal. The copper clasp from lb.

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  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    The turquoise is beautiful as is the very unusual pendant. I like it all very much.

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

    Ditto the above – a beautiful piece. Like the stones’ meaning. Makes it more interesting and fun for whoever is lucky enuf to wear it.

  3. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    You created a wonderful backdrop for your heron! The turquoise and bronzite really pulls the color out in the focal. I also love the finish on it. Great find! :)

  4. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Very beautiful! I love the rustic vibe you’ve created here. Absolutely gorgeous!

  5. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Love it. Great design and colors.

  6. Dill
    Dill says:

    How lovely!! Wonderful design!

  7. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    The black tourmaline really highlights the heron, while the rest of the beads make it flow all together perfectly! Gorgeous!

  8. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Beautiful, this has a tribal feel to it.I would wear this a lot.

  9. A Rozmin
    A Rozmin says:

    Stunning! Love the combination of materials!

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    The color combination in the beads is perfect for the focal. Great color and design! :)

  11. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    The black stone was a perfect touch. Nice balance and the composition is perfect!

  12. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I love that focal and used the same to make a pair of earrings with blue apatite…they sold immediately. Looks very Egyptian.

  13. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Great design & use of color with that gorgeous focal. Very versatile piece. Love it! Well done!

  14. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love it! Going straight Ito faves! Great rustic feel which highlights the heron wonderfully!

  15. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Thank you all so much.

  16. Asia
    Asia says:

    Simply beautiful :D

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