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Linked with Love


About this design:

I'm obsessed with linking right now...give me a couple hours and no interruptions and I'm as happy as a clam...however happy a clam is. I love greens, oranges and coppers as you can probably tell.

Components:

Green opal ovals and rondelles, copper spacers from LB, copper wire and hook & eye for bracelet.



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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Just a beautiful set! Love the colors and the design! :D

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Oh my gosh I luv this. Designs beautiful

  3. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Lovely! I’m fond of linking, too! I’ve decided it’s the process, the making of bound loops that makes me so happy. There’s just something absorbing and calming about the handwork.

    I have a seed bead class tonight, though. Off to finish the twisted Ndebele…..

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    I WANT THIS!!!!
    Love it, love it!!
    Straight to my favs!!!

    (OK, call me dense, I’m not familiar with the terminology, ‘linking’. Is that making wrapped loops?) :|

  5. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Very pretty set! Nice job :-)

  6. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    This is rich and luscious! Great design and gemstone and copper combo!

  7. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    This is very pretty!!! Great choice of stones and copper together. :D I think your links look very uniform and the whole design is very appealing. :D

    Sweet Chick, I think linking is when you do wrapped loops that connect to each other. I have seen it done with just simple loops, no wrap, but it usually does not hold well if the piece has heavy stones or gets much stress from wear. Anyone else want to add? ;)

  8. Nicki - Taylored Designs
    Nicki - Taylored Designs says:

    I call it linking…it could very well be wire wrapping as well. I always think of wrapping a CAB with wire when I hear “wire wrapping”.

    Thanks for the lovely comments!!

  9. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Me, too Nicki. I know it all goes together, but sometimes we find multiple terms for the same things. I think I was surprised to see how many of the same techniques are in wire working magazines and in beading magazines, listed under “basics.”

  10. Jeanne o
    Jeanne o says:

    This is beautiful I love copper and green together. I’m not great at linking yet so I really admire this skill.

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    Brenda H says:

    Nicki I agree, I love “linking”! I’m not sure why, but it has a calming effect on me. Great necklace!

  12. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    oh, I love the green opal! This is very nice!

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    I have the green opal, i will be ordering copper…now can I just have the talent to do this??? Fav!

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    love to bead aka Donna says:

    Linking is how I make the majority of my jewelry. Their is something very relaxing about it. Great job on this set.

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