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Gold and Bronze Leaf Necklace by Heidi Blankenship

Good afternoon, everyone!  I have a fantastic project created by alumni design team member, Heidi Blankenship, to share with you today 🙂  Now, I must admit that I am terribly late posting this project.  Unfortunately, my preparation for Creativation really got in the way of my blog post writing 🙁  BUT…better late than never, right?

Here’s a look at the gorgeous gold and bronze necklace that Heidi created for ButterBeeScraps:

gold bronze leaf necklace by heidi blankenship

Heidi used a large gold skeleton leaf filigree (#672-G) as the main pendant on this extra-long necklace.  She then hung three different lengths of gold chain from the bottom of the large leaf.  Heidi added a small bronze skeleton leaf filigree (#670-B) to the ends of two of the chains, and created a small beaded bauble for the end of the third chain.  Here’s a closer look at the pendant:

gold bronze leaf necklace by heidi blankenship

To create the bauble, Heidi strung a couple of different sized glass abacus beads from her stash onto a bronze ball end head pin along with a gold and clear rondelle (#BD008-G/CL), and gold bead cap (#CAP857-G).  Heidi also combined these same elements together, which she incorporated into the chain of her necklace:

gold bronze leaf necklace by heidi blankenship

And if all this wasn’t enough, she added two more small bronze skeleton leaf filigrees (#670-B) to the chain that sit on either side of the neck:

gold bronze leaf necklace by heidi blankenship

To tie everything altogether, Heidi chose to use both gold and bronze colored chains (#CH779-B), doubling up on the chain nearest the main pendant.

gold bronze leaf necklace by heidi blankenship

I have to say that I just love the beautiful warm tones of this piece, and I hope you do, too!  Thank you for popping by today.  You can also find this project over on Heidi’s blog, so I suggest you hop on over and share some love with her 😉  I hope you enjoy your weekend and all the new products that are being introduced at Creativation!  Cheers!

ButterBeeScraps Supplies:
Other Supplies:
  • Gold Chain
  • Gold Jump Rings
  • Gold Lobster Clasp
  • Artistic Wire – Bronze 20 Ga.
  • Jesse James Beads
  • Topaz AB Beads
Tools
  • Beadalon Flush Cutter
  • Beadalon Round Nose Pliers
  • Beadalon Bent Chain Nose Pliers

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