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A Delicate Balance


About this design:

This piece started with the coiled wire links, which I made using 18 gauge wire for the base, 22 for the coil. I thought they looked almost industrial, and decided to use them in a contrasting way with a more delicate styled necklace. I looked through my lampwork beads and one jumped out at me, so I used it for the blue and purple color scheme, making spiral links to connect everything using 20 gauge wire. The Briolettes are wrapped using 26 gauge.

Components:

Sterling Silver Round wire in 18, 20, 22, and 26 Gauge; Sterling Silver JumpRings; two types of Sterling Silver Chain; Sterling Silver Floral 3-1 Link; Thai Hill Tribe Silver Spiral Charms and Beaded Stick Charms; Bali Sterling Bead Caps; Sterling Headpins; Rose de France (Pink) Amethyst Briolette, Coin Beads, and Oval Bead; Medium Amethyst Small Rounds, Briolette, and Faceted Oval Bead; Blue Topaz Tiny Briolette; Larimar Briolette and Round; Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Rondelles; Self Representing Artist Lampworked Bead from eBay seller blueskyday2013; Jill MacKay Square Toggle Clasp

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  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautiful casual elegance, love those links :D

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

    Stunning!

  3. Beadling
    Beadling says:

    So beautiful and well put together! Love it!

  4. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful and quite delicate :)

  5. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    So pretty and delicate.

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very cool!

  7. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Beautiful colors!

  8. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely!

  9. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Thank you all so much! =^____^=

  10. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    I love ‘Delicate Balance’; I’m into a-symetrical; symetrical, even steampunk. I it’s jewelry I love it all – mostly. I’ve been making jewelry for 4 plus years; never sold online; it is STRICTLY a hobby, but I do sell it at our Mom ‘n Pop store here where we live. I do very little in sales, but – it is just a hobby. Another ‘hobby’ is looking at Lima Beads – LOL. You gals are ARTISTES. I’m only into beading; no clay work or leather. I’m 72 (Feb. 27) and just haven’t the eneregy to go beyond beading.

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