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DawnsTrees
« on: September 25, 2011 03:30:36 PM »

I decided that I really needed to use some of my stash, so I made a couple of necklaces.


This one is really simple, but I really like how it turned out. My original thought was that the three beads would hang in the middle, but when it is worn they automatically move to the side like in this picture, which I think actually looks better. I absolutely love the dark red beads - they were originally part of a bracelet that I took apart.





I have had the beads for this one for at least a year. I had plans for them that didn't work and I couldn't seem to give up that original idea until last night. The small glass beads have a frosted blue or frosted grey inner part - they are really pretty and have a nice sparkle. The earrings hang really nicely.



These were surprisingly difficult to take photos of! I really need to get a neck model...
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011 04:49:26 PM »

These are both lovely but I ADORE the first one!! I like that it's asymmetrical. Very cool!
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2011 05:32:49 PM »

http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.cgi?key=12222
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http://www.home-jewelry-business-success-tips.com/necklace-display.html
make decent busts for necklaces.  I've made a few of the latter.  You could also do a lightbox to help with photos.  There are a few ways to make them, some use wire and fabric but the easiest uses a big cardboard box and some tracing or wax paper.  Set up bright lights outside of the box and set up jewelry inside.  Your necklaces look nice though =]
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2011 08:24:02 PM »

Oh, I just love the assymetry of the first one.
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2011 09:45:36 PM »

Thanks LimeRiot and cankle! I really like the asymmetrical look as well and have been trying to use it more. I struggle with correctly weighting pieces, but am learning as I make things what works and what doesn't!

PeachieClean - thanks so much for those links! I have added them to my "to do" list!

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