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Tucson Treasure

by: Dwyn Tomlinson

How appropriate is it that Copper and Turquoise should look so fabulous together, as Turquoise owes it's colour in large part to copper being part of the make-up of the stone.

I have been itching to use this high-quality, genuine turquoise since it came in - designing all sorts of elaborate creations - but finally came up with this very simple and striking design. Sometimes, it pays to keep it simple.

The dangle in front of the leaf is 3 jumprings hanging as a short piece of chain off the twisted loop. Each one has 2 dangles of turquoise on a headpin with a wrapped loop. There are two more on each side of the short chain segment. This makes a nice cluster of Turquoise "berries." A large jumpring through the hole of the leaf makes the loop for hanging - and the twisted jumpring is also through this jumpring (and supports the short piece of chain.) Necklace length is 17 inches.

          
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s29180 Findings - Clasps - Hook and Eye - 24 mm Plain Infinity S Hook - Bright CopperPrice: $ 0.45
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heltcb316c Findings - Crimps - 2 mm Tubes - Copper (50)Price: $ 3.55
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Qty: 3 22801016-02 Findings - Jumprings - 5 mm Open Round - Antique Copper (5 gram)

(for the short dangle chain)

Price: $ 0.72
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Qty: 3 22801036 Findings - Jumprings - 7 mm Open Jumprings - Bright Copper (100)Price: $ 2.13
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Qty: 2 s29177 Jumprings - Closed - 10 mm Twisted Rope Rings - Bright Copper (20)

(One at the leaf, to hang the dangle, one to hook the clasp into.)

Price: $ 2.65
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s16690 Metal Beads - Random Rocks - Bright Copper (1)

(Alternately - I think these would also make a nice substitute for the large copper round beads.)

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Qty: 2 s19339 Metal Beads - 10 mm Round - Brushed Bright Copper

(I think the ones I used are a smidgeon larger, but are discontinued. Of course.)

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s19888 Metal Beads - 12 mm Disk Rondelle - Brushed Bright Copper

(Or THESE as an alternate to the 2 large copper beads. Lots of options!)

Price: $ 0.55
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s29184 Metal Beads - 16 mm Lentil - Brushed Copper

(The copper rounds really are out of stock - drat - I think these might make an acceptable substitute.)

Price: $ 0.90
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s16686 Plated Leaves - Large Hart Ivy Leaf - Bright CopperPrice: $ 9.90
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25001014 Softflex (tm) Beading Wire - 30 ft .019 (Medium) - Copper Colour (Spool)Price: $ 22.48
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s27301 Stone Beads - Smooth Tumbled - Kingman Turquoise (strand)

(I used the entire strand - the overall length is 16 inches. You could add a chain extension to make it longer if you wanted.)

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