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Vintage Garden

by: Jennifer Tough

I have to admit, I'm always inspired by the Vintaj line. I used to be such a snob when it came to beads. At one time, I would only ever consider using precious metals, semi precious stones, handmade glass beads, and well - you get the idea. Lately, I've become completely enamored with copper, brass, mixed media, and steampunk to name but a few. 

I also like to malleability of brass stampings. You can bend, fold, and easily otherwise manipulate these to your hearts content. The earrings feature two stacked bead caps atop the flower. One is folded up to create a stacked petal effect. The headpins were purposely bent in a willy nilly fashion. I love the effect, and I think these are my favourite earrings to date.

The bracelet is a little more simplistic, but I needed to make something to accompany the fabulous earrings :-)

          
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s21566 Chain - Small Etched Cable Chain - Natural Brass (1 foot)

(I used 7 inches for my bracelet.)

Price: $ 7.32
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Qty: 5 27802828-00 Glass Flowers - 10 x 12 mm Trumpet Lily - Rose Opal (1)Price: $ 0.45
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tb8rpf2120 Japanese Seedbeads - 8/0 Toho Seedbeads - Gilt-Lined Baby Pink Opal [Permanent Finish]

(I used only a very small quantity of these. The bar part of the toggle in the bracelet is filled with them. I also used 1 on one of t he flower dangles on the bracelet.)

Price: $ 4.80
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27753011643223 Swarovski Bead - 4 mm Faceted Bicone (5301) - Light Rose Satin (36)

(I used these on both the earrings, and the bracelet. Total of 11 beads out of the package.)

Price: $ 6.75
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Qty: 1 s14923 Vintaj - Bead Pod Toggle Bar - Natural BrassPrice: $ 3.00
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Qty: 1 s14809 Vintaj - Hammered Ring - Natural BrassPrice: $ 2.40
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Qty: 1 s14796 Vintaj - Key Charm - Natural BrassPrice: $ 4.00
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Qty: 1 s14795 Vintaj - Padlock Heart Charm - Natural Brass (1) - Manager Special - 50% off!Price: $ 3.25
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Qty: 2 s23937 Vintaj - 1.5 inch EYEpin - Natural Brass (20)

(These were used to suspend the flowers from the earwires. The 'stamen' dangles were hung from the eye.)

Price: $ 3.21
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Qty: 9 s14863 Vintaj - 2 inch Headpin - Natural Brass (20)Price: $ 2.85
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Qty: 4 s14739 Vintaj - 7 mm Filigree Bead Cap - Natural BrassPrice: $ 0.75
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Qty: 2 s14869 Vintaj - 7.25 mm Open Jumpring - Natural Brass (20)Price: $ 4.12
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s14839 Vintaj - Earring - Long Arched Ear Wires - Natural Brass (Pair)Price: $ 2.89
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