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Summer Breeze--Seals & Crofts

About this design:

The chickies' copper cuff craze earlier this year inspired this piece. It needed a copper clasp, but I wanted something different, so I tried hammering the copper. I started playing with the wire, and one thing lead to another...voila! the bracelet. The drop is salvaged from the 1st attempt at the clasp that broke. Patina is ammonia, vinegar, and baking soda.


Ceramic leaf focals, hex-cut Brazilian Amazonite, Copper Cut-out Beads, hammered and patinaed 8 gauge copper wire, copper seed beads.

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  1. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    How cool is that necklace??! The ceramic leaf focals are wonderful. The bracelet is neat too! SLS

  2. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    Thank you Shannon.

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Bev, this is so beautiful! Love the way you created the bracelet and those leaf drops on the necklace are amazing! Great to see you posting your work here again! :D

  4. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    This is beautiful Bev. Love the bracelet.

  5. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, I like the aged copper very much! The gorgeous green leaves are perfect with it!

  6. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Very pretty. I like the leaves, also your patina.

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Beautiful set, Bev! I really love the patina on your bracelet, and your great wirework! The patina complements those fab ceramic leaves!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    I am lovin this. Miss a couple days and you feel all out in the dark. Gotta catch up again.

  9. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    Thanks, Ladies!!! Guess I’ll keep on beadin’. (Photo of Mr. Natural here, swingin a string of beads instead of the usual watch chain.) For those of you who don’t remember Mr. Natural…you’re age is showing. LOL Look him up on Wiki.

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