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Out in the Cosmos

About this design:

I made this piece to enter a challenge and it is getting published in a magazine (I can't divulge which one until it comes out due to a contract). I was mostly inspired one night by more modernistic art and threw this together.


vintage lucite beads, swarovski crystals, black tubing, memory wire

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  1. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Whoo hoo – someone else who likes memory wire – I am so excited! This is wonderful and I love your color choices. You will have to tell us what magazine this piece is going to be in when all the deets are ironed out – Congrats!!!!

  2. jessbell
    jessbell says:

    Thank you, Leigh D. Yeah, I know, some people absolutely despise memory wire, but I tell you, it is very versatile and never loses it shape. Also, I like it because it is very size friendly with different wrist sizing, etc. The green and purple together are one of my favorite color choices. I will definitely let you know the details when I am allowed to. :)

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    K H says:

    Congrats on the publication deal – I will keep my eyes open for it! Great color combo – I’ve only tried memory wire once, when I was a very young beader. I can’t quire visualize you get the tubing onto the wire – but the results are worth whatever engineering feat necessary! :)

  4. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Wow, this looks amazing :-)

  5. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    This is gorgeous!!! Congrats on getting published!!

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    Jewelrybyirina says:

    Looks great! I never used memory wire,
    but thinking about it:)

  7. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    I love the green and purple together, and the black tubing definitely gives this a modernistic look to it! Good luck on the challenge – this deserves to win!

  8. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Congrats on being published, Jessbell!!! Please share the details when you are able!

    Love purple and green together, and the addition of the black tubing really makes them POP!!! I love working with memory wire, too!!! :D

  9. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    WOW! The color combinations are gorgeous! I love lucite!!

  10. jessbell
    jessbell says:

    Thank all you wonderful fellow jewelry artists for your feedback! It means a lot to me. K H, the black tubing is actually a tubing made from the company BeadSmith, and I believe it is just called black jewelry tubing or jelly tubing. I used a scissors and/or my cutter to cut pieces off (I eyeballed them) and you just slide them right onto the memory wire like a bead. It’s kinda neat stuff to fool with. :)

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    No foolin this is neat stuff you’ve done here. Congratulations on publish. (Sorry can’t type or spell gotta go to bed soon get up early)

  12. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Wow! You’ve taken some rather simple elements and made them into something smart and beautiful. I’m convinced, I have to get back to my memory wire. Congrats on the magazine too … very cool.

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    This is truely awesome, Jessbell! The black tubing with those green and purple beads really make this “POP”! Congrats on the magazine deal…I can’t wait to hear the details! :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    This piece is in Bead Star!!!!
    Congrats Bridgette!!!

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