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Christmas squiggles


About this design:

I made this for a good friend as a Christmas present. It should match a pair of earrings she bought from me earlier (didn't remember to take photos of them). I made two pairs of earrings for her to choose from, one plain and one with a lot of wire work, and she loved the wirework ones! Always more fun to make more complicated pieces, so I thought she deserves a matching necklace! The sliding knots are Chinese button knots, which I found in a book (don't ask me to describe how to do them -- had to follow the instructions meticulously!).
...and I managed to get a bit of daylight for the photo!!!

Components:

Onyx donut, sardonyx pearls (both LB), brass wire (local shop), black leather cord, superglue for the ends. Gas burner for the wire needles.

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  1. celticivy
    celticivy says:

    The swirls came out fantastic! Black is just a classic color and one of my favorites!!

  2. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Love it!

  3. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Ditto the above. Beautiful piece of jewelry – your friend will love it.

  4. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Coolio!

  5. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Lucky friend to get this! Great job with the wirework and the knotting! :)

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    JC Hamm says:

    Gorgeous,awesome wire work!!

  7. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love your wirework! Make this such an eye catching focal.

  8. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Thank you all! And thank YOU Fresh Baked, it was your tip which made me start try making my own headpins this summer! (Tute somewhere at http://www.lovemyartjewelry.com/) Am really deeply grateful!! :-)

  9. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oooooh! Striking piece! Love the wirework and those cool knots!

  10. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    The wirework is great. And black is so dramatic and graphic.

  11. ginAveri aka Dee
    ginAveri aka Dee says:

    Really cute piece of jewelry. She is a lucky person and I am sure she will love it too. Black with any color always works. Great job.

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