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« on: September 19, 2005 07:49:30 AM »

I made this necklace on Saturday night to wear to a cookout at my parents' house yesterday.  I really like how it came out, but I need to stop using 34 gauge wire, I think.  It breaks too easily--as in, the necklace fell off and had to be repaired already (hence the extra wire wrapped around the chain near the clasp. Only one side broke, but I had to keep everything symmetrical).

The necklace: (need to clean my scanner bed--lots of schmutz that shouldn't be there)

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2005 10:10:33 AM »

Oh wow - that's gorgeous!  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2005 10:15:09 AM »

Very cool - love all the different colored beads.
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2005 08:08:46 PM »

Ooh, very pretty.  I admire the skill it takes to bead crochet!
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2005 01:41:46 PM »

I love all the different shapes and colors you used. Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2005 02:29:55 PM »

Oh wow, I love it.
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2005 09:29:30 AM »

Wow - that's amazing!

Really, really pretty.

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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2005 06:07:08 PM »

That looks great.
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2005 06:59:56 PM »

I really like that!  I wish I could crochet...
Have you tried 28g wire?  Its a lot easier to work with, but wire is difficult because no matter the diameter, if you bend it a bunch it breaks.  You could maybe a thin SoftFlex/ SoftTouch (like 0.010 mm diameter, its a nylon coated multi-stranded wire).  It would probably work well for crocheting but it wouldn't have the shine of the uncoated wire.  Its also super stong and would most likely lay more naturally.
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2005 07:02:02 AM »

Have you tried 28g wire?  Its a lot easier to work with, but wire is difficult because no matter the diameter, if you bend it a bunch it breaks.  You could maybe a thin SoftFlex/ SoftTouch (like 0.010 mm diameter, its a nylon coated multi-stranded wire).  It would probably work well for crocheting but it wouldn't have the shine of the uncoated wire.  Its also super stong and would most likely lay more naturally.

I have some 26 gauge wire but it was a bit harder to crochet.  I'm not used to wrestling metal around my crochet hook yet . . .  I'll have to look for the SoftFlex to try--thanks for the suggestion  Grin
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