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Dove of Peace in Copper

About this design:

I recently purchased one of the amazing copper pendants which were designed by Patricia Healey and are featured here at LB. It was so gorgeous that I knew I needed to create a necklace to show it off.


vintage copper chain, vintage copper beads, freshwater pearls, Czech glass beads, Czech glass seed beads, copper clasp, copper wire, large oval copper links

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
I cannot list all of the steps here since the design is now complete, but I will mention that I created a two-loop bail in the back of the pendant (going through the existing bail), in order to attach the copper links and multiple chains.
Step 2:
If anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Merilee this is beautiful love it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Harriet, I saw this pendant too on LB and you did a great job with it. Love the beads and chain you paired it with … it’s a beauty!! SLS

  3. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Great job – lovely necklace, Harriet!

  4. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Harriet, this is a gorgeous design! :D

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    What a gorgeous piece, Harriet! Love your design!

  6. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Very pretty I saw you website very nice!

  7. Harriet aka BeadVizChick
    Harriet aka BeadVizChick says:

    Thanks to all of my LB friends for your nice comments. I really appreciate your input. Shannon, thanks too for your praise for the design. Stormy, thanks also for checking out my website. :)

  8. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    Harriet, this design is very pretty. I also like that copper pendant that you purchased. I almost got it for myself when it first came out but wasn’t exactly sure what to do with it. You really made a stunning necklace out of it. Great job and thanks so much for sharing tonight.

  9. Harriet aka BeadVizChick
    Harriet aka BeadVizChick says:

    Carol- Thanks so much for your kind comments about my design. I just loved the pendant and found it inspiring. Sometimes the beads just “call your name” and the designing comes rather easily. At other times, of course, the muse is no where to be found! Thanks again! Harriet :)

  10. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    You hit that nail on the head Harriet I have been in a slump I did that bracelet I put on and a necklace and that’s all I’ve managed to do in a few weeks…. :)

  11. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Harriet, you’ve created a gorgeous necklace to go with that fab dove pendant! I love the multi-strands! Perfect colors, too! :D

    I also checked out your website and think it’s wonderful!!! :D

  12. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    This is gorgeous … love it! I love the way you did the pendant, and all the components you chose to det it off really add to the whole. Fabulous.

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    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    I like what you’ve done with the Healey copper pendant. I fell in love with the pendant when I first saw it and wondered what design(s) would suit it. You’ve hit on a marvelous way to showcase it.

  14. Harriet aka BeadVizChick
    Harriet aka BeadVizChick says:

    Gayle: Thanks so much for your kind comments about the necklace! It was a lot of fun exploring ways to use the pendant. I am happy that the result is a hit! :)

  15. Harriet aka BeadVizChick
    Harriet aka BeadVizChick says:

    Thanks also to Lynn and to Linda for your wonderful compliments. It is nice to get such positive feedback and Lynn, thanks also for checking out the website. I will see you all in the Garden a little later. :P

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Harriet! What a clever way to re-purpose the bail on the pendant! It suits this beautiful necklace perfectly!
    I checked out your website too. Very nice! I love your cuff bracelet designs! :-)

  17. Harriet aka BeadVizChick
    Harriet aka BeadVizChick says:

    Thank you Mary – yes, I pondered that one for a little while and decided I
    needed to be slightly innovative. I think it worked! ;)

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    Dora H says:

    This is so neat and unusual..great job :)

  19. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    It’s a bit of a tease to enter ‘Step by Step Instructions’, but then only say “I can’t list all the steps; contact me if you have questions”. THAT info could have been better posted as a comment (or even left unsaid, because it’s obvious).

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Harriet, you certainly did justice to that gorgeous copper pendant! You chose the perfect components to showcase it, and everything blends wonderfully! I, too, have visited your website and loved seeing your beautiful designs. Great job on both this necklace and your site! :D

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