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About this design:

This is a simple necklace using Lima Beads’ antique brass chain and components


Zola peacock oval link brass chain; Vintaj Vogue natural brass Plumed Leaf that I hilited with LB Gilders Paste; Vintaj natural brass bird charm and filigree teardrop I polished a bit to bring out hilites; antique brass jump rings. I had a Vintaj filigree ring I’ve been waiting to use and it seemed to fit.

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    ClovisakaLois says:

    Really nice color, balance, simplicity (not too busy), and I really like the focal pieces!

  2. SC Bead Crazy
    SC Bead Crazy says:

    Simple elegance. Lovely! I love the depth of color in the Zola chains I’ve purchased. I don’t have the peacock but will put it on my wish list now.

  3. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Thanks! I’m still learning how to work with layered focal/charm pieces. It’s tricky. I had intended the chain for a completely different focal; but when I incidentally placed the plume leaf beside it, I saw they were meant to be together.

  4. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Layering focal/charm pieces can be tricky. I don’t think I have mastered it yet but you sure did a great job of it. This is a lovely piece well balanced and nicely color coordinated. I love the vintaj filigree ring as a link.

  5. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    lovely in it’s simplicity

  6. kye
    kye says:

    This is such a wonderful necklace. A perfect example of “less is more.”

  7. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Thank you LB Beaders! :)

  8. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I love your simplicity….it’s a very striking necklace.

  9. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    What a striking necklace with the balanced simplicity that makes it striking! It is gorgeous with the brown turtleneck. I can see this worn year round.

  10. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Thanks so much!

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    Melody F says:

    I’ve been admiring that plumed leaf. Glad to see it in a necklace. Looks good.

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    Fresh Baked says:

    Lima has such a great treasury of brass goodies. Love that hint of blue you added to the leaf!

  13. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Fresh Baked: that LB Plume pendant is already colored with the same shade as the LB peacock brass chain! I never realized that until I happened to set them next to each other. I bought the antique gold Gilders Paste from LB and used that to hilite the plume.

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