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Disc cone-revised

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This is another stash project. I have a bunch of disc beads- I used copper finding’s, however I had this premade chain that I really like, except that it’s antique brass. Does it look ok with mixed metals? Or should I change the necklace wires to copper? I’m having one of those days, where I second guess everything.I revised the whole pendant and did another one with leather- I think I like the leather better, but will put both in the show.


Disc beads, premade chain, copper findings. A kingman turquoise and spiney oyster rondel.

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  1. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    Oooooh, I like it. Great idea for the discs. I also really like the blues in the mix. Great job!

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Very, very cool! I like it too! Fabulous way to highlight the shape of the discs in a descending pattern of size. Love the chain you paired with it. This is a great necklace that will catch a lot of attention. Super piece!

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    This is a great piece! I like using some mixed metals in some of my pieces. This is one that works beautifully with mixed metals.

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    Melody F says:

    The pre-made chain looks great with your focal. Really nice piece!

  5. KelleyH
    KelleyH says:

    I love the stacked stones on the focal and the mixed metal looks great! The copper findings adds a pop of brightness. Nice job!!

  6. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Robin, stopping by for another look! I had a question: What is the size of the ceramic(?) beads on the chain–6mm, 8mm? Love the mixed, chunky look of it. I also wanted to mention that the flattened bead cap on top of the focal is a very cool effect. :)

  7. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Crystal, the largest bead is 22mm and most all are irregular shaped except the turquoise and spiney oyster rondel which is 8mm ( that is the only one that is genuine Kingman turquoise) The rest are synthetic beads. The white one is magnesite. The synthetic discs are much cheaper and I think they still give that great southwest rough casual look.

  8. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    This is super Robin!! Great job with the discs.I am really admiring your designs lately. It feels like you are just going with your creative flow!

  9. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Crystal – I totally read your post wrong- the chain is 6 mm round beads and rondells 6 mm.

  10. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    I don’t see any problem with the mixed metals. They seem to go together well. The disc design is quite unique. I actually like the beaded metal chain one better than the leather one,but both are great and will sell quickly.

  11. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    I don’t have a problem with mixed metals either. Both designs are beautiful. The stacked discs are so fun and unusual. I also love your use of the findings.

  12. Original Barbie
    Original Barbie says:

    Stacked beads, horizontally. Who knew. Not me. I love this focal. Mixed metals are perfect since it’s just the focal. IMHO. Thanks!

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