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Into the Wild GREEN Yonder


About this design:

This one took awhile, too. I like to think it's 'Asymmetrically Symmetrical.' The swirly links were made using a technique from the book "The Missing Link" by Cindy Wimmer, and they took forever-but I really like how they turned out, so it was worth it, I think. The focal and the two large Rondelles are Artisan made Lampwork purchased from the artist (I'll look up her name later and add it) and I accented them with Peridot rounds and Malachite Coins. Nearly every element is handmade-all the Eyepins except for the ones the malachite are on, the clasp, and all the links. The only things that weren't other than the malachite Headpins were the small JumpRings and the brushed copper disks. Hope you like it! I also made two pairs of earrings, I'll put them on here next. =^__^=

Components:

Solid Copper wire 12 Gauge; Artisan Copper wire 16 Gauge; Solid Copper Center Drilled Brushed Disks, JumpRings, and thin Eyepins; Artisan Lampwork Focal and two Large Green Rondelles; Peridot Rounds; Malachite Coins

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  1. Janet B
    Janet B says:

    Very nice work. Asymmetry is tough…you need balance without being obvious. You nailed it. The swirly links were in a book? I have been making them for years just by messy wrapping wire around a knitting needle :)

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Sonja, I absolutely love this! Your color combination is great–loving the green with the copper. The lampwork focal is highlighted beautifully–and your asymmetrical symmetry is perfect. Great design!!! :)

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great wire work! Love the design and color. Copper and green are perfect together. :)

  4. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    What a lovely necklace. I love the colors and Asymmetry (I guess I spelled that right)

  5. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Excellent wirework….love this piece! The colors are all perfect together,and your clasp is fab!

  6. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    Professionally made and the composition and colors are fantastic! Yes, I like the messy wire wrap earring best with this gorgeous necklace.

  7. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    This is beautifully done! I have that same book and just started practicing those links! The look great with the beads you have chosen! Right to faves!

  8. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Very beautiful piece,wow!! All the stones compliment the focal really well.

  9. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    LOVE! Fantastic piece! The colors are perfect with the lampwork bead and the links are fabulous! I have that book too and nothing in there is as easy as it looks, but these were definitely worth the effort! Into faves!

  10. Terry Ca
    Terry Ca says:

    Beautiful design, palette and wire work! The piece has great movement thanks to your clever arrangement of the beads.

  11. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    I adore this, I love the wire links, they add a great element to the the whole piece. Were they hard on the fingers!!!!! ( thats the first thing I think of, due to arthritis) This is a beautiful and funky piece of jewelry.I so want to try the links. Oh are they made with the 12gauge wire?

  12. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    Beautiful wire work and design.

  13. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Thanks so much, everyone! It really makes my day! =^___^=

    Janet B-That sounds like a much simpler way to make these, I’ll have to try it! The book’ s way is to make a double ended flat spiral, then bend in half at the middle to create a slightly Bicone-shaped swirled bead.

    JC Hamm- Yes, they were hard on the fingers, I had to stop a lot for breaks, so it took all day! I also have the beginning stages of arthritis in my fingers ( due to the fact that I have double-jointed fingers) and they lock up sometimes when I am working with wire and pliers.
    The links are made of 16 Gauge, while the clasp is made of 12 Gauge. The clasp was the biggest pain to get shaped right, but I really like how it turned out!

    Again, thank you so much for all the kind words and compliments, you have no idea how much it means to be to get such encouragement! =^_____^=

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