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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2009 08:20:58 AM »

i did this pendant a little different--





used 20g gold art wire for frame
24g gold art wire to wire wrap these tiny glass beads to frame-
turquoise embroidery floss to 'string'--with little accent beads in center--
took a little while, but i like it better than the round earrings i did before--still need some practice!
 Smiley theresa
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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2009 11:59:26 PM »

So pretty!  I like the pattern you created.  They look like stars.
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2009 10:00:02 AM »

thank you suganspyyce!
i want to do some more in different shapes and designs--it's really fun!
theresa
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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2009 11:31:25 AM »

I have all my supplies but I'm trying to figure out what I can use to make my coil around.  Kinda like the lady did in the video.
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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2009 02:35:34 PM »

I finally got one made!  I had a hard time getting the wire straight and shaping it.  I don't usually work with jewelry so I'm not sure how to work with wire.  I will definitely say that working with the shiny thread takes some practice!  It's very slippery and I kept dropping it.  Only the blue is shiny tho.  It was really fun to make and try to figure out where to start the thread!  Anyway, no more yapping and on to the picture. Cheesy





Oh I ended up wrapping the wire around the smallest knitting needle I have, size 1 or 0 I think. 
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« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2009 05:05:14 PM »

that is beautiful!!! great design!!

when i made mine--i just used a bigger gauge of wire to make the coil--just so it's a little larger than the one used for the frame---

the blue rectangle just has beads wire wrapped around the frame--no coiled piece

for not usually doing jewelry or wire--you did an outstanding job with this!!
Smiley theresa
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« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2009 10:45:06 PM »

that is beautiful!!! great design!!

when i made mine--i just used a bigger gauge of wire to make the coil--just so it's a little larger than the one used for the frame---

the blue rectangle just has beads wire wrapped around the frame--no coiled piece

for not usually doing jewelry or wire--you did an outstanding job with this!!
Smiley theresa

Thank you so much!  I think I did the opposite and coiled the smaller wire.  Hobby Lobby didn't have too many guages so I think I used 26 and 24, pretty much all they had.  (28 was the only other choice)  I'll have to check out the local bead supply place, I hope it's still there!  I think I want to try some round ones that are hollow in the middle, but I'll have to check out the string art designs because I just can't see it in my head how to do it. 
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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2009 04:00:36 PM »

So pretty!
Did you use the fingernail polish all around the outside to seal it in place?
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2009 04:30:57 PM »

on THESE i did them just like the lady in the video--made a frame, made a coiled tube, put the tube on the frame, then strung the thread



BUT!!!
on this pendant--i did things differently:
first i made a completely finished frame from 20g wire--hammered it a little--
THEN i used 24g wire and wrapped it around the frame--starting at the top right--and added little beads--wrapped--added a bead---etc all the way around
THEN i used the beads to hold the thread (they work like the coiled tube thing did)


on BOTH of them--i used the BIGGER wire for the frame--and the SMALLER wire for the coil/wrapping

hope this makes sense!
Smiley theresa
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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2009 06:25:50 PM »

Perfect sense! I really like the look of those with the suggestion of a star! What kind of beads are those?
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