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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 LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOV E 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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