It is so much fun for me to match up those warm, autumn colors of beads & gems with the antique brass and copper leaves to create some very warm and fall-like pieces. The amazing colors of the changing leaves have many warm tones as well as some vibrant colors. I’ve used such gems as Autumn Jasper, Blue Sky Jasper, Green Opal, Bronzite, Indian Bloodstone and Honey Jade as well as some warm-toned glass beads. Some of the pieces consist of nothing but leaves.
Just as the wind blows the leaves, causing them to fall in a random fashion, some of my fall designs have a bit of a slightly ‘wild’ feeling to them. Many of them are asymmetrical and feature a single leaf on one side. Several designs use a variety of different leaves in one piece.
I have some large filigree leaves which are 3 inches in length as well as others that are only 1/2 inch long. Some of my favorite designs are my byzantine lariats with leaves dangling from the ends.
To celebrate the beginning of fall I am offering a free pair of earrings with the purchase of any necklace with a leaf in the design. If you purchase more than one leaf necklace you may choose a free pair for each necklace. (sale ends 10/31/11)