Posts Tagged ‘Metal’

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A large Amazonite stone wrapped in copper and flanked by quartz, smokey quartz and dyed orange freshwater pearls. The chandelier earrings are made with copper and pearls.

To learn more about the healing aspects of these stones see Healing Gemstone Properties.

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Beautiful Amethyst centerpiece adorned with silver mother of pearl and lilac freshwater pearls. Lots of gypsy dangles here to catch the light and delight the eyes. Matching earrings and bracelet. Part of my personal collection.

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A hand picked Rhodonite stone is cradled in a hand netted wire basket and framed with heavy gauge copper wire and Swarovski crystals. The sides of the necklace are decorated with smooth lava rock, crystals, glass beads and copper bead caps and chain.

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Technically not a “wire wrapped” piece but with the use of wire and metal I thought it would be an interesting addition to the wire wrapped gallery. I love this bead I hand-picked from a great little place called The Bead Shoppe in Roseville,CA. A large Rhodonite pendant vested in two stamped copper filigree wraps. Sunstone chips and crystal adorn the necklace as it moves up the neckline in shades of mauve and copper. Part of my personal collection.

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A long necklace with great grandmother’s beads on it. Handmade with heirloom foil glass beads, antiqued metal, and brass dangles. I made this way back when I first started beading. I don’t frequently wear it but I love it because I used red and purple glass beads and little metal seed beads that belonged to my great-grandmother. I paired them with metal cones, chain and this funny little doo-dad thing in the center that probably came from a broken earring from somebody in the family. Funny thing, I should have taken a picture of the ancient beads since they are actually located higher up on the chain in the necklace. Next time I do a photo shoot I’ll re-shoot that one.

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I love, love, love this one. What a great combination of bone, coral and metal drops. The secret is the circular locket that stays closed via a magnet and opens to reveal a secret on either side of the inside of the door. I have yet to put one in there and my kids keep nagging me to put them in there. Ok already, as soon as I dig up those photos from the digital archives! Part of my personal collection.