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Is it Ombré or is it Entropy?

For the past 6 seasons (I think) EtsyMetal has these jewelry challenges based on Project Runway.  It looks like fun but I never participated, not until today!

Project Runway Jewelry Challenge Season 13: Episode 1
Basically the challenge was to make a piece of jewelry using one or all of the 5 ingredients listed below.

OMBRE (what does that even mean?)

om·bré adjective \ˈäm-ˌbrā\
Definition of OMBRÉ:    
having colors or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark

After learning the definition I knew that I wanted to accept the challenge.  I envisioned using metal and texture for my Ombré .  So off to my scraps jar I went and dug these out.
Next the design.
Yeah...I am digging this.
File, patina, and get the parts to put it all together.
Pieces and Parts
And then you get this...
I did not stick with the original orientation of the design.  
Why you ask?
Good question.  
Hmmm...I just did not like it.  
Usually before putting all the pieces together 
I hold it out in front of me 
turn it in all directions.  
That is how I decided I liked this orientation the best and so it was.

I like how from the left it starts off with a bunch of circles and then they just disperse into the air.  Kind of like entropy but a gradient from more to less and therefore,


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