Tag Archives: copper

Wednesday, September 7th

7 Sep

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This very long (40″) necklace proved to dramatic for me today. I ended up doubling the chain, knotting it and looping it around my neck.

Super long is interesting, but not practical.

September 4th, 2011

4 Sep

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This old, old, old necklace has a mix of glass beads and pretty, lacey filigree. I haven’t worn it in years and forgot how much I liked it.

Tuesday, June 28th

28 Jun

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This necklace was created by threading head pins through beads and chain to create a fringe. It’s an interesting idea and I think I am going to explore it a bit more. This version, with pretty abalone and too-bright red Czech crystals isn’t a winner for me. The idea, though, I like that…

(I have no idea when this necklace was made…I’ve had it for years, but I don’t remember it at all…hmm.)

Sunday, June 26th

26 Jun

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Thursday, June 23rd

23 Jun

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Sunday, June 19th

19 Jun

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Totally out-of-focus pictures. There is a strong possibility my iphone is dying…or in some state of photographic rebellion.

Wednesday, June 1st

1 Jun

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Another vintage buckle choker.

This one is the original. I found all those buckles in an old button box I inherited  and the beads are from a broken 1920’s Flapper-length necklace that I took apart.

Copper jump rings with a natural patina, copper chain and hook, too.

Wednesday,May 18th

18 May

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Faceted glass beads, 10 mm, in smokey gray. The color is called Black Diamond, I think.

That’s copper wire and a copper jump ring.

I think I must have made about 500 of this exact necklace.

It was one of my biggest sellers.

Adjustable closure with a hook and extender chain, from 14-17 inches.

I used to wear it way up there, like a choker. Now I prefer it a bit longer.

I think I will write this project up for ornamentea.com.

Tuesday, May 17th

17 May

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Vintage glass buttons glued into cupped bezels.

Copper jump rings.

Vintage abalone tiles purchased from Elliot Silverstein way back in the long ago.

Smirk.

Fuschia shirt dress.

That’s all.

Friday, April 22nd

22 Apr

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This long strand of tiny copper beads has an Elaine Ray handmade ceramic heart tied onto it with mustard-colored silk cording. It’s a really simple design, but this necklace somehow works for so many days. I wore it on Friday, traipsing around New Bern, NC, with my family. We were in and out of several Colonial-era homes and gardens and at least one gift shop. We saw Federal-style windows, Withdrawing Rooms, spinettes, pot hooks, butler’s closets and more bonnet-wearing Interpreters than you can shake a stick at. The day was lovely.