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- “CARMEN”: on
“lovely combo!....thought the silver beads were black/white(eg water jasper) unti I saw close up & that…” read »
- “Queen of Heart”: on
“Ditto to the above!! Pink is one of my faves as well.Loving the focal, gorgeous!!…” read »
- “Apricot Dreams in Copper”: on
“Your wire work is stunning. What kinda stone is that,citrine?? …” read »
- “Arabesque”: on
“Outstanding! It pays to hold onto those special pieces for just the right supporting cast!…” read »
- “Pretty Bubbles”: on
“I think it could be a winter piece because of the glassy/icy appearance. Wear it…” read »
About this design:
I'm crazy about Ali's design with the Trinket Foundry glass rings. I'm not as colorful as Ali, so I ordered the amethyst and white glass rings. I thought I'd add some pretty lavendar ribbon and some shiny seedbeads... No problem. Easy and fun necklace. NOPE...
I *hate* the combo I picked (see last photo) because it's BORING! So I decided to add some purple recycled glass... but the purples didn't match the awesome ring. I nearly gave up, but then went rumaging through my Czech glass. EUREKA!!!
I'm really happy with the result. The BEST part of the process is that my mom was here. Usually we both bead and talk... but we do our own thing. She wasn't feeling creative today so she just watched me. She had never watched me wire-wrap and she was facinated by how difficult it looks but how easy it actually is. No, she's not willing to try. It was so cool because we "shared" ideas for this piece. She suggested the Czech rondelle as the center of the flower. It was a PAINFUL task but I think her detail really "makes" the piece.