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    dolllady aka Pam on “Bluesy Bronze”:
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    Crystal Canary on “Dads Key Fob”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Mysterious”:
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    kye on “Tibetan Life”:
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Paperclip Necklace


About this design:

Playing with paper clips again. :) I even snuck in some of my favorite spiral copper coils. ;) It's about 26" long.

This necklace is fun and I included several of my handmade polymer clay beads. I also made the beads copper connectors and clasp. For the clasp I tried to imitate the shape of the paperclips.

Components:

paper clips, copper wire, green 'tiger eye' Czech glass, red and blue stripped Czech glass rondelles, blue-grey Czech glass beads, handmade polymer clay beads.

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  1. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    I LOVE this…really fun! :-)

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Ya did it!! FANTASTIC! LOVE IT! Now I need to get busy and make one, too. Let’s see if I can conjure up one that is as much fun as yours is.
    Sold my pink ear rings at the farmers market last Friday. The lady that bought needed pink ear rings and there they were! She loved the fun shape and when I told her what they were made from she got a good laugh out of it.

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    What a great fun piece!

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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks Elaine and LRC! I appreciate the positive feedback!

    Congrats LRC on your sale! :D I’m glad they were a hit for your stall. I’m sure the lady who bought them will have many interesting conversations about them too. ;)

  5. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    So funky!! Luv what you do with these!! :D

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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks!

    I made a different one with lampwork and wire wrapped beads. Here it is:

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  7. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    So when I run out of beading material, I know what to do… think I have tons of paper clips.–I can’t type today–kedpp having to hit backspace key1111–see..

  8. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    So creative, and very nice..

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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks everyone! The shape and colors of the paperclips just naturally make ‘beads’. ;)

  10. Marlene
    Marlene says:

    How cute and creative!

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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks Marlene!

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    Alice c says:

    I want to try this- love the cool colors on the paperclips!

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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks, Alice! The paperclips are from Walmart. They are a bit tricky to work with, hard to bend, don’t cut, etc; however, I think the results are worth it.

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