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Autumn Birch

About this design:

The Birch trees are so pretty here, I tried to capture their flashy leaves against their white bark. I think they need more color added? I feel like I couldn't get it quite right - each time I added more, it seemed like too much, and kept coming back to this simple design (maybe too simple?) Any suggestions would be great!!


Picasso Jasper, Czech glass: Apollo Gold, Light Topaz, Medium Topaz, peridot. Leaf Toggle and leaf charms

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Beautiful GZ. I looked at your bracelet before reading the description and I think it’s lovely as is. Love the starkness and the bits of brown and green. Love the leaves also.

  2. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    Stunning GZ !! I think you captured the birch tree perfectly . There is an elegance that might be lost if more color was added and to me Birches have always been sort of elegant too ….Love it

  3. BevB
    BevB says:

    I agree with the ladies. Your bracelet is beautiful!

  4. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    I agree with the others. This is so elegant looking!

  5. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    I also collect vintage costume jewelry although it’s been a while since I bought any. Your bracelet could absolutely pass for a vintage piece. It’s awesome. If I were in one of shops and saw it I would buy it and never know it was not from the 50s. Great work.

  6. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I like it…I like the toggle and the use of Peridot. It’s all kind of understated…and that works. This is one of my favorites of your bracelets!

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    thegreenzebra says:

    Thanks very much guys, I appreciate your thoughts (and wonderful comments!) on this, I won’t change it. I can see now after looking at the pictures rather than the actual bracelet that it IS enough, anything more is too much and takes away from the “rawness” of it I guess? And Kim, I agree, Birch trees are very elegant, so beautiful.

  8. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    I keep looking at this bracelet. It is beautiful! I lack the experience with Aspen trees but I love the softness of the colors together.

  9. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Perfect just the way it is! The subtle blends of neutrals and small tad of light color says a lot to me. I’d be wearing this one all the time! :)

  10. Lil Punkinhed
    Lil Punkinhed says:

    This immediately reminded me of a Miriam Haskell piece that I have from my grandmother, so I have to agree with K Ralston above…very nice vintage look. I honestly don’t think you need to change a thing, but if you’re going to futz around, you might try adding some chain to the mix. Love the winter whites and silver!

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