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« on: September 19, 2005 03:19:20 AM »

well ok...so it's not technically for me...it's for someone attending a wedding..and I guess she's not a bridesmaid..and she is married herself...ah suffit..Ii just like saying that then..

I was asked to make something for a coworker for a wedding she's attending, and she showed me her outfit and asked for something to match it.  She wanted something with "layers"  and dangly bits (mumbling something about showing off cleavage  Wink ), and also matching earrings..and here we have it... this took ages with all the eyepins - I think I came close to cracking up; just when I thought I had enough then I needed just one more, or being a little obsessive I would think "that" one doesn't look quite right and fix them...aarrrgh

The full monty - with dangly bits and all (no pun intended):

A side view with the connector:

The back view - it started off longer but I adjusted it so that she was happy with the length and kept the extra length to hang down the back:

The earrings - she's very petite so wanted something simple - mumbled something about a christmas tree here I think  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2005 07:43:24 AM »

That's really lovely! I hope she appreciated all the work that went into it!

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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2005 10:11:56 AM »

That's beautiful!  Very elegant work.   Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2005 10:25:57 AM »

lady, i was coming close to cracking up with those comments! Cheesy! I love those, they are gorgeous. How much did you charge her? those look like expensive! they are soooo beautiful, and so elegant, and WOW.

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2005 08:09:34 PM »

Ah very very nice!   And my favorite color to boot!   Love them!
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2005 08:33:36 PM »

I think the necklace and earrings are spectacular!  You are quite talented and your friend is quite lucky.
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2005 08:35:27 PM »

Wow.  I hope she appriciates it.  Did she pay you for the time or supplies?

« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2005 01:50:31 AM »

Hehe..thanks everyone...I was paid for my time, not supplies, so there's no huge profit waiting to surprise me here....actually...I haven't seen the payment as such..but hey - I know where she works!  Wink  I think in U$ it's about $15 that I charged her.  Luckily beading is something you can do in front of the TV - although according to boyfriend he doesn't really appreciate the living room looking either like a sewing room/bead shop/cross-stitch factory...go figure! No appreciation for the arts and the multitasking talents of women!  The most painful part of this was that my round-nose pliers' spring broke at about 10 o'clock that night, and not having the springy bit is really annoying  Angry .  All in all this probably took me two evening.

Ah yes..green - I have a love/hate relationship with green - I'm trying to find the perfect green, and I know it's out there somewhere.  This is a very grassy kinda green, and although lovely, not totally my favourite kind; I like olivey greens more, and lime ones.

The beads are Indian glass beads, so they vary in size and often shape, and depending on the shop, you sometimes get a lots with serious flaws and no holes (that doesn't help much now does it!).  The dark green ones were like that, with some colour variations too, so I had to pick through them to make sure they all matched.

And how's that for long-winded..thank goodness I'm not going to a wedding - imagine I have to give a speech..Hey you! Wake up there in the back..the main course is being served!  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2005 02:11:11 AM »

that is absolutely beautiful! even a bridesmaid could wear that, its stunning but not over the top.

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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2005 02:11:43 AM »

Both the necklace and earrings are beautiful.  You are very talented, keep up the good work  Cheesy

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