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Simple floaties


About this design:

Price point oriented floaty necklaces. Delicate pendant styles are starting to be featured in magazines for teens through 30-somethings.

Components:

plated metal beading wire (flex), crystal



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  1. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I like all your floaties! Very simple, and very appealing. Thanks for the style info, too. ;)

    How did you close these?

  2. Regina v
    Regina v says:

    Hi Harriet! Thanks. I closed these with endloop crimps. These are listed under crimps at gemmall, and under crimps with loop at Fire Mountain.

    I’ve found that using some of the closures recommended for string and thread will damage the wire rope. It’s less flexible than thread and the individual strands can fray and weaken the cord if you bend them through a tight angle – say for a guard or a loop through a standard crimp. This has been more problematic than friction wear for me. It also doesn’t hold a bent shape well – quite different from standard wirewrapping wire, so bending an “eye” into the ends is also not going to work.

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Very pretty — simple and fun! :D

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