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A Ray Of Sunshine!!!


About this design:

I started out making the earrings first, then thought I should make a set, so started the pendant.The pendant looked like something was missing so I added the wire wrapped around, that helped but still too plain.I had a necklace I had made along time ago( just did'nt sell) so I took the amber and tigers eye form that and added it to the pendant and the necklace.What do you think? Should I add some to the earrings, or would that be too much????? O.o

Components:

18,28 and 24 gauge copper wire.Tigers eye and Butterscotch Amber. ( was told that was the name of this amber??)I made the toggle casp(18 gauge)

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  1. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    The 3rd image is when I first started out. :D

  2. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    Love the amber and tiger’s eye together! I think you did a great job! If it were me, I’d add a few beads to the earrings..but just a few..

  3. Janet B
    Janet B says:

    Love it. I wouldn’t change a thing.

  4. Gramnan
    Gramnan says:

    No, no, no…it is just right the way it is.

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Perfect finished product!!!!!

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love the butterscotch amber (or whatever it’s called). Such a happy color to this sunny necklace and great wire work, JC!!

  7. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Don’t change a thing. I like all the pieces,and the earrings are lovely. I think the wirework in them does all the talking,and the little beads are just enough. If I had created them,I’d want to add extra beads too,but I’m always doing that.
    Stellar wire work!

  8. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    JC I think this is wonderful just the way it is! I love the cluster of beads a little off center, and the earrings are WOW.

    It’s funny, I have been drawing out some designs with elongated curls…they look something like yours! Haven’t made any yet though. You do inspire me!

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  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Gorgeous as is, I would change a thing! Love the bright warm yellow with the copper wire!

  10. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Thank you so much ladies.I will leave the earrings.I tend to add to much, not knowing when enough is enough.
    Cindy, “great minds think alike”lol I hope you do make yours, I’m looking forward to seeing your design. Your work inspires me as well.
    I want to learn how to patina the copper.have any of you talented ladies ever worked with liver of sulfor???( oh where do you buy it?) :D

  11. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    I agree with Gramnan; they are comfortably light weight the way they are. Not too many people can take weight on their ears. Necklace is PERFECT

  12. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    I’ll be back on with jewelry later; been having some bad news come our way lately

  13. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Thank you Sydney, sorry to hear about your bad news.Sending prayers and happy thoughts to you. :)

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

    As has been said – perfectly beautiful – love the set as is! I wouldn’t change it; the necklace and the earrings would be competing with each other if you add more to the earrings. Love the color, too.

  15. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    What a great color. And the design is wonderful.

  16. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Wonderful design, colors and wirework…its fab “as-is”!

  17. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Love it…and leave it be! :-)

  18. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Stunning use of color. Great design! Into my favs!

  19. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    This piece is fabulous! I adore butter amber and you’ve used it beautifully! Your wire work is impeccable as well. The earrings are absolutely stunning, however if it were me I’d add a piece or two of the butter amber to them. (Did I mention how much I love butter amber? Lol!) Wonderful set!

  20. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Thank you for all the uplifting and kind words,coming from all you talented ladies,it means alot to me.Been alittle down lately. Slowly coming back up!!! ya!!! :D

  21. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    A bit late to comment on this one — but have to, they are so beautiful and well made, not to mention inspiring… LOVE!! I’ve stained copper with a black patina which is not Liver of Sulphur. It doesn’t smell at all, but does contain a mixture of nasty acids (forgotten which, and the bottle isn’t where I am right now), and a sulphur compound: it stains any metal quite instantly. I got it at a local shop, so it won’t help you much, but at least you know there are alternatives (boiled eggs in a plastic bag could be another, I’ve read..).

  22. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Had a look at the bottle, it apparently is some stuff used for tiffany work.

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