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Mitty
« on: March 04, 2005 11:11:20 AM »

Here's my first attempt at bead and wire jewelry.  I really wanted to make one after I saw a picture of this necklace in the book Beads and Wire: Jewelry and Decorative Items for the Home .  
Here's the first one I did:


The rectangle was a little too wonky, (It was a  birthday gift)  so I took that pendant apart, and remade it into this:


It's made with 18 gauge wire and glass beads.  The pendant hangs on a leather cord that closes with a claw clasp and jump ring.  
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2005 11:12:25 AM »

Beautiful. It is just amazing.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2005 04:13:08 PM »

That is very cool! I'm just starting to get into wires and I really suck at it so far.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2005 04:03:08 AM »

excellent work! i like the way you have used beads and wire! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2005 07:02:13 PM »

Thanks everyone!  Glad you like it.
 
I'm just starting to get into wires and I really suck at it so far.
  I know what you mean, in spite of that semi-decent looking pendant!   I can't quite figure out the right way to wrap the wire around without bending the wire I'm wrapping onto.  ( I spent a lot of time straightening that rectangle back into shape in the second pic) I seem to recall reading (somewhere) that bent chain nose pliers are helpful for wrapping - does anyone know if that's true, or have any hints or tricks?
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2005 10:06:01 PM »

Nice, I've never seen anything like that.  I kind of like the lopsided-ness of the first one, it added to its abstract character.  I'd love to make some earrings or something like that...  To the bead-box, craftsgirl!
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