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There are no mistakes


About this design:

When I took my first wire class (a bijillion years ago!), I was told there were no mistakes. Uh huh. Well, I was going through a Bead Style? Simply Beads? Mag is outside in the studio, so I can't tell you for sure. But I found this lovely pendant design, and decided to give it a try today. The first pendant was finished, and I said 'oops' - the wires were supposed to lay flat, not sideways! So I tried again. Second pendant, I wrapped the wires on the wrong side, so I just turned it over and went from there. The 3rd pendant I just KNEW I'd get right - wrapped the wire on the right side, and then realized my short wires were on the wrong side of the bail! Too tired tonight to try again!

Components:

Silver plated sq and HR wire, 21 ga, 4 mm SP beads, faceted amethyst Antique copper sq and HR wire, 21 ga, 4 mm copper beads, Campitos turquoise



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    K H says:

    Sue, I know that it’s frustrating when things don’t turn out exactly as planned, but these pendants are pretty darn cool!!! I really like the copper and bronze one. :)

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    I never make mistakes, only happy accidents!

    Happy accidents always turn out better than the things I actually planned to create. :)

  3. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Katherine, I like the copper one too for everyday wear (can you see I already ‘roped’ it for wearing to bridge today?). But I also like the first one, cuz I like the depth. I think I’m going to make that mistake again in copper!

    Lynda, you are right – it is happy accidents!

    BTW, I tried a 4th time, with 18 ga square – not a good idea. Too hard to work with, and because of the larger gauge, the wires weren’t long enough to hook onto the loops. That one was NOT a happy accident!

  4. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    Love all your “accidents” , Sue…
    I think the first one is my favorite, but I love the copper
    too !!!!
    I sent you a message….

  5. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Sue, your happy accidents are awesome!!!

  6. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Thank you, Violet and Karen! :D

    I wore the copper one to bridge today, and got several great comments on it!

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    K H says:

    I have a lot of 20G wire, do you think that might work?????

  8. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Katherine, I think 20 ga would also work – I never seem to find 20 ga square!

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    K H says:

    It’s not square, just plan wire – but I have it in abundance – both plain and colored.

  10. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Great accidents, I had a few in my time,, Great work..

  11. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    I like all these pendants! Nicely done!!

  12. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    I figure as long as you can walk away from it..it’s a learning experience! I like the copper one best – can you put a red stone in it??? hahahaha…:)

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Of course there no mistakes, just unexpected results!
    Love the design.

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    Dorothy S says:

    I agree there are no mistakes, just opportunities.

  15. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I agree with the others about mistakes being happy accidents & opportunities! :D These are all so beautiful, Sue, and look as though they were designed to turn out the way they did!!! :D

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