Bali silver, glass beads
Bali silver, amethyst
I bought these copper spacers, dyed magnesite beads, and the bone pendant from Turquoise Magpie, and this weekend at the Bead Market I searched for some beads to go with them to make a chunky necklace. I found some round bone beads and some yellow beads (not sure if they are jade or agate).
I started working on the necklace, and after some discussion with my design consultant (my sister-in-law), and after sleeping on it, the design is changing. The yellow beads throw the magnesite out of balance. I had thought of adding another strand of green jade, but have now decided against it. These will be two separate necklaces. Both are pretty enough on their own.
In case you are wondering what I’m doing with the copper wire, I’m wrapping the Beadalon to cover it and the crimp for a finished look. I will make copper clasps and a copper bail for the pendant.
My finished piece never looks like what I originally intended to make. Every project always evolves as I go along.
Blue crazy lace agate – dyed
Bali silver head pins
“synthetic sugalite” My sister-in-law gave me these and the stars for baby sitting.
Peruvian ceramic guitar bead for my fiance
I’ve got everything up in my store except prints and Christmas cards. I do have other cards though.
I made a twisted link chain for this pendant I made a while ago. Each link is like the one in the last post, then I wrapped some of them with 22g wire and a blue bead to carry the blue up the necklace.
I’m going to be making twisted links to make chains from, for my pendants. This one is 15g wire. It is hammered then twisted, and about 3 inches long. I don’t see any breaks or cracks, so I think I can get away with not annealing it after hammering. I do want to use 12g wire too, so I bought a micro torch to experiment with. I could just buy square wire, but I like the uneveness of hammering the wire flat.
Ceramic focal from Turquoise Magpie, copper wire, glass beads.
The focal is a brownish purple, and the beads are brown or purple depending on the light.
I saw this tutorial http://www.enioken.com/lessons/longearrings-022.html and had to try it.
Copper washers, copper wire, amethyst tear drops from Turquoise Magpie.