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« on: December 04, 2012 12:10:17 PM »



For some reason, when I read the announcement for the Just Thread It! Challenge, I started thinking about spiderwebs (could have been that the challenge was announced near Halloween, or that I've been doing lots of nature-inspired crafts lately).  With spiderwebs on my mind, and the desire to make a new 'statement' necklace, I really got into this challenge!

I made this:


I started with a sketch of how I wanted the segments to look.  I cut and shaped sections of wire coat-hanger accordingly.  (Very sore hands after that, I tell ya!)




I used hockey tape to secure little loops made of beading wire to the coat-hanger shapes. This was so I could attach the shapes later.  The hockey tape actually made a really nice surface to work on also.  (If you don't have hockey tape, any sort of cloth-like slightly-stretchy tape would work.)




I grabbed some shades of blue embroidery thread from my stash and wrapped around the coat hangers. (...and wrapped and wrapped and wrapped.)


Then I used some contrasting thread and a few tiny silver beads to turn each section into a little dream-catcher web.  There's a good tutorial here for the stitch to use: http://www.nativetech.org/dreamcat/dreminst.html




I used some jump rings and chain to put the thing together and... voila!

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This was a really great challenge idea. I was inspired to try something different and didn't have to buy a thing (although I did have to steal a wire coat hanger from my mom b/c I never save them).  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012 12:34:57 PM »

I love how you linked them all together.  It makes a beautiful necklace (and not at all what I first expected by the title). 
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012 03:24:49 PM »

So much wrapping... It was worth it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012 04:02:05 PM »

Now that is totally unique.  And Wonderful!
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012 06:06:31 PM »

Now that is totally unique.  And Wonderful!

Thanks, Belladune!  I take the word "unique" to be the highest compliment!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012 01:28:29 AM »

I made a single pendant with this tutorial, and it looks amazing! and you are right... MY POOR HANDS! they are all blistered lol
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012 05:26:14 PM »

I made a single pendant with this tutorial, and it looks amazing! and you are right... MY POOR HANDS! they are all blistered lol

Awesome!  You've gotta post a pic!  (I've got a single pendant necklaces in the works too.  Grin)
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