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About this design:

I found this wonderful pendant on a $5 sale rack, (earrings included), just begging to be liberated from the silver ribbon necklace it was hanging on. (Love the pendant - love the ribbon necklace – but they simply don’t go together). I knew immediately that the pendant needed to be reset on a copper bail to bring out the wonderful copper swirls, with perhaps a beaded accent. So here is the finished pendant, shown on a fat black omega (I have refrained from putting it onto my copper neckwire because I know I would never be able to part with it. I have included a shot with up-cycled earrings and also a shot with the silver ribbon necklace.


"Upcycled" glass pendant, copper wire and FWP.

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  1. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    And liberate you did. Very pretty. It’s amazing where you can find a treasure isn’t it? If this pendant could talk it would say thank you for breathing new life into it.

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a beautiful pendant — love the colors and swirly design! Katherine, you were so right that this focal needed copper instead of silver — love the bail you created! :D

    BTW, I don’t see the earrings…..

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    K H says:

    The photo wasn’t centered to suit me, so the earrings didn’t make the cropping process. They are simple blue foil-lined beads that match the blue in the pendant, set on copper eye-pens and finished with 3 tiny FWP dangles.

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    The earrings sound lovely — perfect with this pendant! :D

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Marvelous pendant and I do love the colors! :)

  6. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Wonderful design, Katherine! :D

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely desigh!

  8. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Great pendant … copper swirl is perfect. SLS

  9. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Great re-use of a pendant that was issued a new life by you! How creative of you to improve this great pendant!

  10. Violet
    Violet says:

    Very nice.. love the bail !!!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    I love that pendant, Katherine, and you did a wonderful job of bringing it to life…the copper is perfect! Can’t imagine why anyone would want to put that on silver ribbon, but I bet you will find the perfect use for that, too! :D

  12. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    Great! The glass surely appreciates it’s upcycled home!

  13. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    Love the wrap! Agree with you–black is definitely the better choice. Can you find copper satin cord and twist or plait? That might be a fun switch. If you can’t find the cording in your area, let me know, I can probably find it here in D/FW.

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