Friday, July 31, 2009

Autumnal Equinox Carnelian and copper necklace with real copper-dipped Maple Leaf

carnelian and copper with real copper-dipped maple leaf necklace at laurastaley.etsy.com
I like to sit back and admire this necklace. Three strands of carnelian and copper alternate and join at a glorious copper-dipped Maple leaf. Handmade wire clasp is hidden under Maple leaf. The detail and color of this leaf is mesmerizing. Delicate and bold at the same time, a rainbow of irridescence glistens. When you look at it really close, you can see the fibrous detail of the veins and structures in the leaf. Breathtaking! Expect many compliments when you show off this beautiful fall ornament.

The necklace measures 16 inches (40.64 cm); I'm making earrings to match. I'll use a copper leaf charm on each, and more of these lovely carnelian beads.These are available for purchase in quantities, as I can acquire more of these gorgeous leaves. Chunkier beads would produce an equally glorious but different look.
****UPDATE!! Mary, on her blog "Living with Walls: Flourishing behind the Walls of Multiple Sclerosis" has featured my Maple leaf necklace as the illustration for a beautiful poem "What is it About Leaves?" I was moved by her poem, and by the recognition. If you're a fan of autumn, like I am, you might want to go take a look, and contemplate her poem. She has incredible talent!!

6 comments:

Pink said...

Wow, that is really stunning! The maple leaf just makes it!

Split Rock Ranch said...

OMG - that is absolutely gorgeous!

Laura said...

Thanks! I'm making one for myself, too! THese leaves are really very nice. Very sturdy; a delicate look but tough as nails. Everything you want when you're constructing with wire. The irridescence is mouthwatering. I just love them! I think you'll be seeing many more permutations of this design this fall.

WonderfulWire said...

So gorgeous!! I hope you will be contemplating doing some of those leaves as ornaments... they would be fantastic!!

MaryL :)

Split Rock Ranch said...

Mine, mine, all mine... thanks so much Laura - cannot wait to see this one up close and personal!

Laura said...

I can't wait for you to get it, Brenda!! I'm so thrilled you're so excited!