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    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
    “The stones are gorgeous whatever name they go by! I like your choice of smokey quartz…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thank you LRC! I am anxious to try out your instructions. They are…” read »

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    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

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    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

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    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

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    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

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    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

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    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
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    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

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    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
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    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

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    kye on “Fall?”:
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Lemonade?


About this design:

Being stubborn, I keep trying to make copper ball head pins at home with my micro torch and ended up with just a bunch of heat torched wire. Soft and malleable to be sure because it was annealed. What to do? I decided that I really liked the look of the wire and loosely wrapped a stamped and painted poly clay pendant I'd made. Then, knotted some seed bead clusters and Howlite barrel beads onto waxed Irish linen cord. I think I've found a use for all this wire now...

Components:

Copper wire, poly clay, waxed linen cord, seed beads, Howlite turquoise

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Absolutely love it! Very artistic, you are very talented!

  2. Sylvia N
    Sylvia N says:

    Beautiful!! Love the colors.I have a torch but have not tried to make head pins so far.You have inspired me:)

  3. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    What a happy and beautiful “accident”. I’d wear this in a heart beat, Lynda! Your designs are so inspirational. I just haven’t gotten to the same place yet with all the wirework and the torch, but am looking forward to playing!

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Excellent “Lemonade”, Lynda. Great design and I love the color of the pendant. Frustration must be the cousin of necessity. :D

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love this, keep practising, copper is not that hard, I’m trying brass right now to no avail :D

  6. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    That is so neat, and the wire highlights the focal. and your focal is great also.. :)

  7. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    This is a lovely design, love the clay pendant.

  8. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    I love this one. You are a genius! Gorgeous colors too.

  9. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    very cool!

  10. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Awesome! Texture and color are blended so well. Love this piece.

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Perfect! how creative!!! :)

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Love this! Your pendant is amazing!

  13. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    This is so beautiful!

  14. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Lovely and really creative of you!

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Way to use your MacGyver skills! I love the whole necklace…it has a rustic look to it because of the wire wrap and the linen. That is the coarsest looking linen I’ve ever seen I thought it was hemp.

  16. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Very cool! Great to be stubborn ;)

  17. Janet B
    Janet B says:

    Love the design. Little tip for making ball ends on copper….use 2 microtorches. The extra heat from the second torch will be enough to melt the end. Also works well for soldering larger silver rings too.

  18. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Adore this!

  19. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    Beautiful orginal design, soooo jealous of all the talent in this gallery, sigh.

  20. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    stringsringsandbaubles says:

    This is very unique. A statement piece that is incredibly creative.

  22. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Wow, thanks for your comments. Glad you like this piece and appreciate the fact that you all take the time to give me feedback.

    Hey, Deb–this did work out to be a thicker looking neck cord because I used three lengths of 4 ply waxed linen. Gave me some options for how to string on the beads.

    And, Janet–thanks for the tip about using two torches for extra heat. I’ll have think about how to position them for the best effect.

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