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« on: January 29, 2008 08:11:58 PM »

The husband and I were browsing a local surplus store today where they have this display of jars and jars and jars of small lightbulbs. I was totally into the way the light and the glass looked, especially in such quantity. It inspired me to buy some lightbulbs of my very own and to play around with making jewelry incorporating them.



This is my first successful effort. It's very simple, let me tell you, but I think the simplicity of the wire wrap works with the lightness of the glass.

The glass, by the way, is a lot sturdier than you might imagine, especially with the wire wrap. Obviously, it won't stand up to extremely rough handling but it should be okay with any ordinary wear.



The wire is sterling but the chain is only silver-plated. I might swap it out for a sterling chain but I only have the silver-plated on-hand.

I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008 08:14:33 PM »

that is so cool!!! good job and i think the sterling chain would look good with it
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008 08:19:46 PM »

wow, that's gorgeous.  i would love to wear something like that!
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008 08:22:59 PM »

I really love it, unique idea.  Smiley I would wear it all the time!   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008 08:24:48 PM »

that's so cool! i need to go to a hardware store, like, now. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008 09:15:12 PM »

i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this!!!
it looks so magical!!
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i want one!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2008 10:02:25 PM »

Ok, I have some lady friends who are lighting designers and I think they would love this!

Personally, I find it beautiful.

Well done!
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2008 10:49:21 PM »

Ohh thats cool, and really unique! It looks great!
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2008 04:49:32 AM »

i love this!!!
one of the things i do to earn my bread is 'tech-ing' intelligent lighting - i finish the day with a lot of neat little bulbs and bits and fuses... you have completely inspired me to do Something Crafty with them.
very frickin' cool - good job!
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2008 06:59:39 AM »

ooooh! I just changed out some bulbs like that from my truck!!
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2008 08:20:26 AM »

love LOVE this!!!!
those little hardware goodies are great accents for jewelry
i wish i could find some vintage diodes for a cheap
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2008 09:16:27 AM »

those are really intriguing. i love the detail on the body of the bulb. well done!
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2008 10:16:51 AM »

i <3 this idea Smiley great job!
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2008 05:40:20 PM »

really cool!
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2008 08:07:35 PM »

I seriously love this far too much!  I think the wire wrap works really well with the light bulb as well.  I'd definately wear it all the time.  Great job!!
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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2008 06:41:48 PM »

this is heavenly!!! love it! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2008 12:21:42 AM »

i love hardware jewellery, nice! : D
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« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2008 01:57:22 PM »

This is a great idea!
I'd be afraid of breaking it though!
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2008 08:51:34 PM »

Really interesting You should try making a necklace out of mini Christmas light bubls in many colors
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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2008 08:17:46 PM »

Ah---that's so cool!  Amazing use of something so simple.
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« Reply #20 on: February 29, 2008 10:06:23 AM »

I really like them!
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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2008 12:37:23 PM »

That's neat.  Very creative.
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« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2008 01:05:34 PM »

good idea! I'll have to try that.
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« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2008 07:36:43 AM »

Wow those look great!
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« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2008 05:37:04 PM »

Great necklace and very useful.

If you need an idea just place it over your head and...lightbulb! Tongue
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« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2008 09:34:03 PM »

woooa!!

great idea!! look absolutely cool!

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« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2008 06:14:20 PM »

woah, this is cool!
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« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2008 09:58:03 PM »

That is brilliant! Imagine if there was a way to turn it off and on   Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2008 10:01:32 PM »

I actually would wear that!  love it. simple yet extrodinary (sp).
very cool you rock!
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« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2008 11:03:32 AM »

how neat.the wire wrap adds something
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« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2008 11:29:17 AM »

How unique and awesome!  Almost a Steampunk-y feel to it - love it! Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2008 01:31:33 PM »

I love the idea!
And it looks amazing, great work!
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« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2008 10:59:55 PM »

I love it!
I want one.
Lol.
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« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2008 03:37:01 AM »

One of the coolest idea I've seen on this website! It's fantastic!
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« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2008 09:47:18 AM »

I love it!! That's sooo creative. I gotta go buy some lightbulbs...see ya later.
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« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2008 03:14:49 AM »

this is so pretty!!  i want one!!
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« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2009 05:43:46 PM »

Congrats!!

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« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2009 04:36:04 PM »

Cute. Cheesy
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« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2009 06:04:32 PM »

i want to make that. Cheesy cool idea!
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« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2009 10:54:44 PM »

Beautiful necklace - are you selling them online anywhere? pm me if you are, I wanna buy one.
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« Reply #40 on: June 24, 2009 10:20:26 AM »

i love this idea!i will start looking for lightbulbs!lol
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« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2009 04:25:08 PM »

What a unique idea!! I never would have thought of that. It looks like something to wear with a formal dress, or something.
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« Reply #42 on: June 27, 2009 02:20:25 PM »

i just wisted this! i love it...oh, and this rocks!
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« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2009 02:03:00 PM »

There are certain everyday objects that are beautiful.  This is one of them!  Nice, nice work!!
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« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2009 11:09:51 PM »

This is really creative.  You almost cant tell it's a light bulb.  Is the glass going to be able to withstand normal wear and tear for a necklace.  My only concern would be that it might break?  I dunno! It's really neat looking!
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« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2009 10:59:30 AM »

love it! i'd totally buy this
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« Reply #46 on: October 04, 2009 06:10:34 PM »

I really like ur idea!  I have been looking for some small light bulbs myself, but i haven't had any luck yet!  Keep up the awesome creativity!
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