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« on: February 26, 2014 01:23:27 PM »

I made this for luckdragon in the OWS 101 swap. It's a knockoff Anthropologie necklace and I used this tutorial for the inspiration. It is one of those deceptively simple things that wound up being really hard to replicate due to trying to find the exact right match color beads and such.

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I used 12g non-tarnish brass wire that I hand hammered. Then I had to buy this tool that let me screw a hole in the hammered wire. (Turned out that was one of the hardest parts of construction because the more you hammer wire, the harder it gets and the more difficult to punch a hole in!) I scrounged the web to find appropriately colored beads and wound up lucking out on a mixed lot of fire polished Czech glass beads that, combined with a few random beads I had in my stash, allowed me to get the appropriate range of colors. (It's a lot of specific and odd colors!!) It's 26g gold plated wire used in the wrapping of the beads themselves. I finished it off with a 14k gold plated chain and clasp.

I was quite proud of how it came out! Grin

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014 03:01:33 PM »

You pretty much nailed it. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014 03:02:40 PM »

You pretty much nailed it. Smiley
Yay! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014 03:41:03 PM »

I actually like yours better! I think the colors are nicer.
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014 08:07:30 PM »

I actually like yours better! I think the colors are nicer.
Awesome! Thanks so much. It was so hard finding all those shades! Tongue Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2014 03:43:35 PM »

It's even more fabulous in person!  I love it!! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2014 04:29:35 PM »

It is one of my favorite pieces in the whole preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'gallery...definitely') a wonderful job with your own excellent eye for quality materials and workmanship!
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2014 07:45:36 AM »

Turned out beautifully!  Pinned!
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