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Handmade Necklace: Mixed Metal Style

I have been playing around with a long necklace.  I love using different metals all together – especially oxidized metal.  I also tend to mix seemingly unlike styles together.  I usually like the result.

I used a curly – more modern copper link I handmade from thick gauge wire and mixed that with a blackened replica antique key that I wrapped with oxidized copper wire.  I rediscovered some tiny faceted coin beads in pink quartz the other day when I made the earrings I showed you last week.  I’ve had these faceted coins in my stash for at least 8 years and never used them until recently and now I can’t seem to get enough.  Pink was never my color – but now I love to balance out dark, hard metal with barely there pink!

I brought one of my gals up from the basement today to help model where the necklace falls.  She never gets to see the light of day and she does not seem to care that her necklaces don’t really go together – I just tossed another one on the pile.  Poor thing.  She really needs to get out more.

Hope you have a chance to mix up your style a little this weekend!