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Autumn Tree

About this design:

As I was looking for supplies to make some more earrings, I happed upon a few of my projects in time-out & made a quick review. Each year, for the last three years, I have taken this project out, looked at it for a while, then tucked it back into the closet with no flash of ideas on how to finish it. My review this year finally yielded some results, and I was able to come to a decision on the sides. I thought the Picture Jasper chips & wood beads resembled tree bark, and voilà, my idea came to completion. One down, dozens more to complete…..


Czech leaves (LB), Green Girl Owl (LB), Picture Jasper chips, Picture Jasper faceted rounds (LB), carved wood tubes, seeds, wood button, pine cone focal

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    I looove your Autumn Tree. All of the loops ending at the button. Just beautiful. Love the button, leaves, chips, wood beads, owl…, pine cone… Just wonderful. Great design!

  2. Creel U
    Creel U says:

    Love the asymmetry and the owl.

  3. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Crystal/ I just love looking at your beautiful creations! This is spectacular! A pe
    perfect piece for fall. I love the pine one focal and owl. The grouping of the leaves took me back to when I was a kid and we’d rake all the leaves and jump in them. What wonderful necklace- oh and the clasp is perfect!

  4. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Perfect idea created the perfect necklace! Every part of this necklace plays together with all of the other parts.

  5. Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 says:

    Love this…..looks just like thwoods. A real stunner

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    thegreenzebra says:

    Hi Liz, what a fantastic creation you have here! A great idea indeed with the Picture Jasper and wood bead for bark – your whole project came together perfectly. Awesome work.

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    thegreenzebra says:

    OMG, I meant CC!! I was also going to leave a comment for liz… So sorry!

  8. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Crystal…this is perfectly earthy and woodsy!! I feel like I’m walking in the woods when I look at it. Great design!! I love seeing more of your creations!!

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    thegreenzebra says:

    Oh CC, I am so sorry for the mix up, EPB’s (Liz) Fresh Pick is pictured right next to yours on the What’s Fresh page and I was planning on leaving comments for both of you…sigh…many apologies…

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Thank you all for the thoughtful comments. I’m definitely ready for the cooler weather & changing leaves–this week in the 80′s with nights in the 50′s–yay! I’m so done with the heat & mosquitoes–they’re eating me alive.
    GZ, sometimes we just get mixed up–No worries. :)

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    I’m glad you took this piece out of time out and made it into a delightful autumn necklace . The colors in the leaves, chips and beads are perfect for a woodsy fall design.

  12. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    What a great Autumn necklace Crystal. Seems like everyone’s mind is turning to fall. I almost didn’t see the little owl peaking out there. That is such a special touch. Beautiful colors too.

  13. kye
    kye says:

    Oh wow CC this is beautiful! I love how you interpret nature into fantastic designs. The varied textures of the chips and wood beads make this so special with the little owl tucked in there. And that button! Everything is so well thought out and wonderful.

  14. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Thanks again everyone! Last year we had to cut down the last of our pine trees in the backyard–so I will miss picking up the pinecones. I will also miss the aroma of the evergreens when we sit on the back porch. Everyone enjoy the cooling weather!

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