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New and Used Parts

About this design:

This is the only other set I have finished. The brass discs and balls are from an old necklace and the tubes are a recent purchase. The chain is a very heavy looking box style and it is probably a recycle from GoodWill that I've had for ages. I love the look and feel of it.

The center section of the necklace is strung on 14ga wire because I didn't want it to sag. It is a bit longer than I wanted it to be but I wanted to use all of the parts that are in it so I had to compromise. The ear wires and clasp are hand made.


antique brass discs, tubes, balls and chain, red brass wire and tiny brass spacers

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  1. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    I love the brass chain! That’s quite a thrift store treasure.
    BTW, have you heard anything about JMJ and Rena? It’s been a long time since there have been any posts or newsletters. I’ve reached out to her, but no response. Hmmm….hope all is well with her.

  2. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I love the look of hardware in jewelry. I just ran across some old brass hinges, and thought how cool that would be in a piece. It’s a great design LRC.

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    bluedog says:

    LRC – I’m so glad you’re baaaaack toooooo! We missed our teacher. Hope your stiffness eases up, spring is coming!

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for the encouraging words. I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things but the design ideas are not flowing very fast.

    Fresh Baked, no I haven’t had any contact with Rena. I have been wondering if the virus has caused problems for her or a family member. Guess all we can do is wait and see.

  5. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    Very cool. To me, this looks like something that should be worn by a movie character.

  6. kye
    kye says:

    Oh wow! What a cool set! Love the necklace especially!

  7. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    What a cool set! I can picture it being worn by women of all generations.

  8. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Beautiful design LRC. I love the box chain also – it provides just the right amount of heaviness. Love your clasp and earwires also. The earrings are lovely. You always come up with such unique designs.

  9. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Beautiful set LRC! My favorite part is your clasp- I love it!

  10. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Interested and distinct design. Strikes me as sort of both ancient and contemporary. And I really like that clasp. I think it’s always cool to use recycled or vintage pieces.

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    Melody F says:

    I love the way you have combined things from different times. The result is intriguing and inspiring.

  12. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Love this edgy, modern design! The horizontal line of the focal is dramatic, and those large brass beads add to the distinctive look. I really like how you take old pieces and bring them back to life in new & interesting ways. :)

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