I had no clue what I could create. My beading/designing experience didn't include anything like these...and there the links sat on my studio table for a good couple of weeks. I finally decided that they weren't going to get the best of me! I knew I wanted something for autumn...Something to wear with bulky sweaters and jeans. Here's what I came up with:
I used a good helping of the links (drilled a hole in each end), patinaed a brass filigree stamping turquoise, and added a molded polymer clay flower in a yummy pumpkin hue accented with copper finish. From there, I wanted to mix metals and selected brass chain and a large copper hand forged swirl/clasp. Simple, yet enough of a statement piece to catch the eye...even with all of those bulky autumn clothing.
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