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Summer Circles


About this design:

An exercise in patience.

Components:

Lampwork disc sugar beads, vintage pearl buttons, 14 & 22 G Copper wire, copper washers. Multicolored shell chip beads.



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    olive penguin says:

    What a striking a fun necklace! I love it!

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    olive penguin says:

    oops, should be and fun not a fun.

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Very happy looking necklace. Perfect for spring. Love it! :)

  4. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    LOVE this necklace … was it hard to make, based on the title, I’m guessing so! :-) SLS

  5. Marlene
    Marlene says:

    Really nice combination of elements – pretty!

  6. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    This is an awesome piece! Love it!

  7. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Such a fun necklace! It would be great to wear in summer with all those vibrant colors.

  8. CAS
    CAS says:

    Becca! This is spectacular! Such a fun and funky piece … I LOVE IT!! You must … must … must … tell me how you did it!!!! :D

  9. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    Thanks all – Hi Cas – I formed a squigly wire frame – in 14g copper wire. I soldered the copper washers and dome on first. The tricky part is fitting discs on the frame to cover it. It’s rather like putting together a puzzle. I used head pins, and wire swirls in 22 G to wire the discs on the frame. These glass discs were so thin – I was worried about breakage, so I tried to have them *layer* over the edges of others. I did ad a dot of glue behind the larger flat disks so that they stayed stationary. Best of luck & do post a pic if you try it!

  10. Mustard Seed Beads
    Mustard Seed Beads says:

    I like the fun colors and design.

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    Hayley K says:

    I absolutely LOVE EVERYTHING about this necklace – it’s amazing! It’s so fun and kind of “kitschy,” and the colors/sizes work so well together!!

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