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japaya
« on: July 07, 2010 02:47:19 AM »

Hi!

The other day i went to a trip to the countryside with some friends, and i took some beautiful (at least for me ^^) stones from the bank of a river... i have lots of plans for them, but at the moment i made this necklace with two of them...





What do you think about it? Its really light and comfortable, in spite of the stones ^^

Edit: Finally I gave the necklace to a good friend wich I love, and shes so happy with it . Here are the action pics:



Thanks for watching!
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010 04:03:38 AM »

i like the idea and the lower stone, but for me the upper stone is unnecessary. But i really like your necklace, it's beautiful Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010 05:14:31 AM »

thanks rrat!  Grin its funny cause on a first place I used only the upper stone... but i founded it so boring, so I added the lower one... anyway, most probably Ill do more with just one stone... thanks for the sugestion! ^^
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010 08:57:15 AM »

When I saw the thumbnail of this, I had a feeling it's you. I think with just the lower stone, it would've been too traditional, but maybe not if it was attached to the cord in two places, so that it was hanging down a bit? Something to try.

Anyway, I think the covered wire is what made me think of you when I saw it. If you ever find time, do you think you can do a tutorial for how you do it so neatly? Thank you for posting your beautiful work, as always Smiley

P.S. When I was little, I used to collect cute and unusual tiny stones that I found playing in the sand and just digging in the ground, for who knows what. Scavenging is fun Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2010 05:24:06 AM »

When I saw the thumbnail of this, I had a feeling it's you. I think with just the lower stone, it would've been too traditional, but maybe not if it was attached to the cord in two places, so that it was hanging down a bit? Something to try.

Anyway, I think the covered wire is what made me think of you when I saw it. If you ever find time, do you think you can do a tutorial for how you do it so neatly? Thank you for posting your beautiful work, as always Smiley

P.S. When I was little, I used to collect cute and unusual tiny stones that I found playing in the sand and just digging in the ground, for who knows what. Scavenging is fun Cheesy

Hello Cheesy how are you? ^^

Thanks for the idea, actually you have read my mind, I was planning something like that for the Only-one-stone pendant ^^, Ill show it when I have it... but, you know, now that I have seen it in action, Ireally like the composition of the two stones over the chest... what do you think?

About wrapping neatly, its a question of patience, most of all... Didnt you see the tutorial of the spider necklace? Ill give you the link:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=235953.msg2585004#msg2585004

I know that without pictures of the process its hard to imagine how its done.... the problem its that I use to be alone when I play to make stuff, and in this case (holding the wire, the cotton wrapping, and the glue) I cant make pics... but Ill ask for some help. In the meantime, Im trying to explain it better ok? ^^

TIPS FOR WRAPPING:

- choose a thick wire to wrapp... thinner ones are an endless nightmare.
- youll need the lenght of the cotton aproximately 6 times more than the lenght of the wire youre wrapping.
-always have the glue really near and vertical, with the cap just over the tip, so you can easily take it and use it without having to screw on and off the cap.
.start: put a tiny drop of glue on the end of the wire that you are starting with, and glue the cord, as if you wish to continue the wire. Start wrapping to the end, when you get there, apply another tiny drop over what you just have done, and wrapp in the opposite direction, so you can wrapp the hole wire. Doing this you get a slightly thicker end of wrapped wire wich is really nice, and a really secure beggining. As you keep wrapping, add tiny drops of glue, maybe every 5 or 6 cms...
-end: same as on the begining, but the opposite: wrap to the end, glue, go back wrapping, glue again, and cut. Then apply glue again and flatten the cord...

Hope this helps! ask me if you have any doubt ok? oh and i used to do the same as a kid ^^

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2010 06:37:52 AM »

Wow! Impressive! I'm new around here, and was unfamiliar with your wire wrapping techniques! the necklace is great. I would just be a little afraid of the top stone being a bit uncomfortable, but I'll take your word for the fact that it is not. Lovely work!
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2010 08:44:47 PM »

Thanks for the idea, actually you have read my mind, I was planning something like that for the Only-one-stone pendant ^^, Ill show it when I have it... but, you know, now that I have seen it in action, Ireally like the composition of the two stones over the chest... what do you think?

I like it, but TBH, I think it'd be better if it was 3/4 to 1" shorter. It looks funny overlapping the shirt like that, and it looks like it would do it to most shirts that are not super-low-cut. It's hard to figure out what's a good length when you're modeling it on yourself. Also though, it looks much nicer against tan skin than against white background.

What's the cotton cord from? It's not sewing thread, and it doesn't look like embroidery floss (since that's usually shiny and would show off every single defect). Is it crochet thread? The only place I know that sells it, sells it in these gigantic $30 cones...

It looks like it might not be so bad to make. I'll give it a try, I promise, but I've so many other things to do first. Right now, the bane of my (creative) existence is this knob I'm sculpting to match this frame for a necklace organizer I'm making, and it's holding up everything else I want to do. I made the mistake of deciding to make it from modeling clay. So I can't do some work on it, bake, add on, repeat, and file off any imperfections in the end. It must be perfect by the time I make a mold from it, it must. I like how it's coming out, but it's doing it so slowly... aghgh.... .. It seems like every year, I involve myself in some project that turns out to take an insane amount of work, but in the end, not look super amazing or terribly out of the ordinary because I need to do something stupid like make a knob. Last year, it was a headband organizer... Anyway, end rant Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2010 02:37:35 AM »

It's so creative! Once my kids brought home lots of interesting stones, but I've never thought of using them in jewlelry. Now I see I should have! It looks fun!
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2010 08:27:45 AM »

I saw this and I thought of your necklace: http://www.lisawalker.de/images/pieces09/5.jpg
Also driftwood, and she also decided to use it with red fiber. Something about this combination that just works...
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