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« on: January 12, 2005 09:29:35 PM »

the first try...
and with buttons in the background. 


the first is base metal and the second sterling wire.
this is one that i made for a friend for christmas--i posted it on the button cuff thread already...

and this is one that's just plain with copper wire.  i like it, but i might do more to it.  who knows?
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2005 09:43:16 PM »

oh, I love the flower ones!  especially with the buttons behind it!
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2005 09:47:13 PM »

GORGEOUS!

i'm stunned.  Shocked

how thick was the wire you used?
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2005 09:49:57 PM »

thanks!
the copper wire is 20 gauge and the sterling is 22, as i recall.  not sure about the base metal stuff, as it's just cheap headpins, mostly.
i just scanned the actual pieces and they are much brighter in person.  i'm happy with the way they're coming and glad you like them.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2005 09:58:25 PM »

I LIKE! Very classic, not to trendy, but just trendy enough, something that won't go out of style soon. What are the little flower heads from?are they just beads?
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2005 11:22:16 AM »

the flowers are center-cut glass beads...used singly in the one without buttons and layered with a darker color/slightly larger flower in the one with the buttons (which i'm wearing right now, by the way, and love!  Smiley )
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2005 12:12:08 PM »

wow, those are amazing.  did you purely use wire, or was there glue involved at some point? 
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2005 12:26:16 PM »

most are just wire, though i did hot glue the pinback to the flower+button one because the back was not all at the same level and i wanted it to sit flat and be smoother on the back.  i stuck a piece of felt to the pin and then put that onto the button.  if i had had pinbacks that i liked better, it would have been easier.  the ones i had on hand only had one square hole in it instead of a row of holes, which gives more stability to just wiring it on.
(that didn't make much sense, i'm afraid, but if you've looked at the pinbacks, you probably get it.  i hope.  Smiley )
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2005 07:59:30 PM »

Very creative.  The flowers are my favs.
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2005 09:40:43 AM »

those are really great - ive never seen anything like them before either.  good work!
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