"Autumn Leaves"

April 21st, 2009 in member junk     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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Closeup of focal in this design.
Inspiration starting point.  Beads and ribbon.
You can see the focal leaf in this photo of my studio stash I pulled to design with these beads and ribbons.  In its former life it was a brooch.
I only used to beads in this design as well as silk ribbon as I was looking for a more simple design.
32 length of chain.
Necklace shown draped on a column.  The overall length of this piece is 34 which includes the 2 x 2 leaf focal.
Closeup of focal in this design.

Closeup of focal in this design.

The last design in this series of Artbeads elements that I added to my own stash of vintage elements to create a total of 5 pieces.  I've featured 4 of them in varying posts to show you how imagination can create something useful out of junk.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Gretchen Schaumann
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, glass, fabric, brown, yellow, gold-metallic

Comments (9)

NDJunkGirl writes: Gretchen...beautiful designs - love it! Andrea Posted: 12:07 pm on April 26th
alicemom writes: Gretchen,
Another great job. I just love!
Alice Posted: 11:10 pm on April 22nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Beautiful, beautiful!
Candy Posted: 9:38 pm on April 22nd
MimiToria writes: You my friends, are awesomely generous with your comments. Thanks all the same, I truly appreciate the support each of you have been to me since restarting my jewelry design business again this year. After designing for 10 years, taking off 2 years and being back at it again, my head spins with inspiration and I don't have enough hours in the days to create all that is busting out of my brains. Just doing what I can to help preserve small JUNK treasures from the landfill.
http://www.mimitoriasdesigns.blogspot.com Posted: 6:16 pm on April 22nd
georgiamoon writes: Once again...I think you are really talented, Georgia Posted: 5:52 pm on April 22nd
CottageElements writes: You have the knack of putting the old with the new and making look superb. Well done!

Lani Posted: 1:58 pm on April 22nd
fellowjunker writes: UNBELIEVABLY GORGEOUS, STUNNING, BEAUTIFUL, UNIQUE AND ELEGANT!!! Amazing job Gretchen. Your jewelry is like nothing I have ever seen before.
xojanis Posted: 11:36 am on April 22nd
suewhitney writes: Absolutely beautiful Gretchen! Love, love, love!

Take care,

Posted: 10:42 am on April 22nd
roadtriplouise writes: Beautiful designs Gretchen! I have been working on some button pendents, I'll have to post soon.
Ann Posted: 11:31 pm on April 21st
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