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« on: November 25, 2009 02:55:15 PM »

Two examples of a locked spiral weave, as taught to me by my boyfriend.  He did the chain mail work on the first piece (and I, the bead/wire work and overall design), and then I did the second.

The first is a necklace combining a pendant I picked up at Michaels, copper rings and wire, and unakite beads.  I really like the copper/unakite combo.


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The center bead on this piece is tiger iron, which consists of banded tiger eye, hematite and jasper.  The weave is done with two different rings with slightly different ratios, to give some interesting textural variation.


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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009 07:04:37 PM »

ooooh, both gorgeous pieces, i especially like that first one! the green is so nice with the copper!
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2009 09:08:03 PM »

Those are awesome! Great job on the chain maille! I love the copper / unakite combination too.
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2009 10:04:31 AM »

I love both  pieces. I Picked up that pendant (first piece) at Micheal's as well I just couldn't resist it I haven't figured out what I'm going to do with it yet.. the way you used it is so pretty..
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2009 06:02:16 PM »

Awesome finding!  I love Michael's. Smiley

And you're right, the copper/unakite combo is very, very pretty.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2009 06:45:54 PM »

Thanks all!  I got the copper pendant and the unakite first, then spent a good hour staring it trying to figure out how to bring them together.  I didn't like how my usual bead stringing looked- too much unakite, not enough copper. Solution: a boyfriend who does chain mail, and does not mind teaching the slow and dense (ie, me).  Yay!

I've got a unakite donut that I'm going to do the same thing to as soon as I can afford more rings.
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