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    Tana R on “Gifted”:
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    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “Very groovy, Annie! I have to ask, is it choker style? I imagined campfire and guitar…” read »

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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
    “This looks so peaceful and lovely, with all the elements in perfect balance.…” read »

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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”:
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    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
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  • dolllady aka Pam
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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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    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

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

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
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    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
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    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
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    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
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Night crow


About this design:

Used a steel wire (19 gauge)from a hardware store to do all wraps and the pendant frame,cut out a music sheet to the size of the frame, treated it with a few layers of resin.My third design for the bling and repurpose challenge.

Components:

Onyx rondelles, Cubic Zirconia coin, Swarovski crystal(cyclamen opal), Vintaj chain, small crow pendant, sheet of music, resin, 19 gauge annealed steel wire from a hardware store.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Okay, Asia, I ‘m truly impressed! Your first design is just as fabulous as your other two pieces! You are a creative genius!! Congrats!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you, Maria :D

  3. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    All your pieces are great! Soooo creative. Love them all!

  4. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Love this design!

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    See, Asia, the difference between us is that yours is truly wearable, delicate, beautiful, and extremely clever. I have the resin and the source of pictures to ice but I am just too lazy to branch out like this. :) This one of yours is my favorite–I especially love the black and white colors. YUM!

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    As with the big ball, your design skills definitely show. This is delightful.

  7. Kate
    Kate says:

    That sheet music really “resin-ates” with me ;) Is the crow following it for his nighttime song?

  8. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    This is so pretty! I think I’m going to start making “messy wirewraps with larger gauge wire (since I haven’t yet mastered pretty wraps with appropriate sized wire). I like the black wire and black chain. :)

  9. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Olalala wonderful! Awesome design Asia :D

  10. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Love it! Has a sense of mystery. :)
    Was the steel wire difficult to work with?

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    It is harder on your hands, but not much harder then any thicker wire .

  12. Asia
    Asia says:

    Becky, this is a learning opportunity for me, you all are seasoned beaders and I’m just trying to catch up to you! As for the resin you should try it you have an artistic soul, so just start using things from your stash, I never thought that beading will be so much fun and so many new things to explore, I have a bad habit of getting bored with things easy, This shouldn’t be happening with beads as there are so many things to learn!!!

  13. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Gee, Asia! I don’t think of you as “catching up”! You have arrived!
    I love this design,kind of dark, mysterious, and sultry. Beautiful!

  14. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Asia-I have 34 years of National Geographic magazines just waiting for my scissors and the resin. I have my kids all collecting various beer bottle caps for the frames. I just have so much crap stacked up in my beadroom that I can’t find enough surface area to work. :) Pathetic, absolutely pathetic! I have used the resin on flowers. You get a little bubble where they take their last breath and I would feel like a murderer except that happened back when I cut them. :)

  15. Asia
    Asia says:

    Flowers, I was thinking of them too, do you dry them first?

  16. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Becky, my bedroom is the same way! Sometimes I go nuts looking for something I KNOW I have but can’t find. Sigh…someday I’ll get organized.

  17. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Dried works best- pressed in a book- but the fresh ones do work if they are sturdy enough to not get flattened by the resin. As soon as my tiny lamium flowers come up again I will do a fresh one and show you. I gave all of the ones I did as gifts to my mom and her sisters–they are all terrific green thumbs. Since I can’t garden as well, I thought I could at least give them something I could do. :)

    Once when I was a kid, I found a horseshoe crab shell and resined that for a paperweight. :) I wish I still had that!

  18. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thanks Becky for the info, you did a crab shell in resin, how brilliant :D :D :D

  19. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    They used to sell it with large plastic molds specifically for making paperweights. My brother did a spider. I wouldn’t touch it even after it was encased. :)

  20. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    LOVE this! Evocative, artistic, finely crafted… ahhhh…

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