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Topic: Chain experiment necklace and a wire ring. Updated: Close-up picture.  (Read 1394 times)
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kcartwright856
« on: January 25, 2008 01:41:33 PM »


**Link to a tutorial I made for this chain: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=229562.0**





Hey everyone, just posting some more work to let you guys get to know me. I enjoy working with metal immensely!

This necklace is the result of an experiment with different chain making techniques. It is made from square sterling silver wire. The beads are fluorite and moonstone.


Next is a ring made of sterling silver wire as well. It was a royal pain in the arse to make this ring. As you can see, it is very detailed. Detailed wire work and stubby fingers do NOT go well together.


Enjoy!  Kiss

Edit: I forgot to mention the stones in the ring. The focal stone is sodalite and the accents are moonstone.

Edit: Here is the close-up!


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tmbrunschen
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008 01:43:22 PM »

Pretty!!!

I love the chain experiment Smiley (and I'm a Moonstone fan! Wink )

Great work.
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kcartwright856
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2008 11:36:25 PM »

Pretty!!!

I love the chain experiment Smiley (and I'm a Moonstone fan! Wink )

Great work.

Thanks!   Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008 07:45:08 PM »

WOW!!!  Shocked The ring is beautiful. Must have been very tedious to deal with. You must have a LOT of patience. It turned out so it was worth it at least!!! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008 04:45:31 PM »

I love the necklace, you did so well on the chain, it's lovely.
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008 08:04:24 PM »

I love them both! What are the link shapes in the chain? I can't quite figure it out... I like how the links are so gracefully shaped, like water droplets; the graduated hanging chains are lovely as well.
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2008 05:54:33 AM »

Where are my manners? I completely lost track of this thread. Your question about the links! I attempted to upload a close-up photo, but failed. I will try again later or perhaps form a tutorial to share with everyone. For now, imagine a staple with the ends tucked in, alternating the faces of the staple. That's the best I can describe for now.

Would anyone be interested in a tutorial?
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2008 12:07:17 PM »

Both are beautiful peices.

I've been wanting to make my own chains. So yes I'd like a tutorial.
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2008 12:30:19 PM »

do you have an up close of the chain on the first piece?  it looks really cool but kinda blurry, would love to see the detail!

btw, they're both great pieces
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« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2008 11:21:28 PM »

Both are outstanding!
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