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MsChilePepper
« on: May 13, 2006 09:01:56 PM »

I made this set of jewelry for my dear friend Lucy, who will be attending a wedding May 20, for which I made the bridesmaids' jewelry (see this thread).  I think it'll look smashing with her black satin dress!

The large and small cube beads are onyx, and the oval pearls are natural freshwater.  I also used tiny sterling silver round beads, plus two sterling silver filigree saucer-shaped beads on either side of the large onyx cube focals.  The clasps are sterling silver hearts, and the sterling silver round-link chain makes them adjustable.  I made little dangle ornaments using one pearl, one cube, and one silver bead on a silver headpin, and looped them onto the end of the chain.  Both necklace and bracelet are strung on Accuflex beading wire.



For the earrings, I did the same dangle ornament, but before wrapping the loop closed, I slipped on a length of fine-link sterling silver chain.  Two dangles are attached by jump ring to each of the bottom loops on the sterling silver spiral connector.  Sterling silver French hook ear wires finish off the earrings. 

She wanted flamboyantly dangly earrings, so that's what she got!  They're about 3" long from the top of the hook to the bottom of the lowest dangle.

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2006 09:04:25 PM »

PRETTY!
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2006 09:42:21 AM »

Beautiful.  I really like the clasps you chose.
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MsChilePepper
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2006 08:39:51 PM »

Thanks!  Yesterday was Lucy's birthday, so this set was my gift to her.  Since she's wearing them to the wedding, I figured hearts were appropriate.  Plus, I lurv her!  I'll post photos of her wearing them when I get them.
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2006 08:11:17 PM »

Thats really cool. Grin I wonder how to get all those different kinds of beads. If at all I find them I cant afford them. Cry
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2006 04:02:39 PM »

OMG you are so talented!  These are stunning!
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2006 07:10:04 PM »

APG:  I buy nearly all my jewelry supplies online.  There are oodles of sites selling beads, but the ones I use most frequently are:

firemountaingems.com
rings-things.com
abeadstore.com
artbeads.com
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2006 01:07:17 PM »

these are lovely, i really like the colours!
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2006 11:55:42 AM »

Thanks very much!
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