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Turquoise Howlite Spiral Bracelet


About this design:

I love the colour turquoise & I think it goes so well with silver. I bought these beads at the Rock & Gem Show at Brighton racecourse last year. I love working with Sterling Silver wire. The spirals were hammered, aged with Liver of Sulphur then polished.

Components:

Turquoise Howlite heart beads, 18g & 22g Sterling Silver wire, Sterling Silver hook fastener



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

    This is just beautiful! I also love turquoise and silver together! Welcome to the Lima Beads Design Gallery!!! :D

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Thank you!

  3. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Lovely, Starsparkle! It’s so funny…I made a couple of bracelets and earring similar to this yesterday and just couldn’t get them to photograph well. Now, after seeing your bracelet, I’m inspired to try again.

  4. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    I LOVE your spirals!! I have never worked with liver of sulphur…. But just yesterday I was talking about giving it a try…… Is it difficult to work with?

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

    Absolutely striking!! Beautiful combination and I, like Classy Chick, LOVE those spirals!! :-D

  6. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    What a cute bracelet! I love spirals!

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Thanks! I seem to have a thing about spirals in all their forms!
    Chicky D ~ photographing my jewellery is a bit of trial & error & my least favourite part!
    Classy Chick ~ using Liver of Sulphur is very easy as long as you don’t mind the smell! You just dissolve a small amount in hot (not boiling) water, dip your pieces, rinse then leave to dry. Then I polish with wire wool & a silver polishing cloth. It can be a bit labour~intensive but worth it!

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    K H says:

    Starsparkle, someone told me that the best way to photograph jewelry is to go outside on a sunny day and find a shady spot, under a tree or gazabo. I set my camera for close-up, so I can be just inches from the piece. I then load the pix into Photoshop and crop them and text in the title.

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    K H ~ I’ve tried all sorts of ways of photographing jewellery ~ inside, outside, different backgrounds, daylight bulbs, even bought a light tent (haven’t used!). I find sometimes that the colour of the beads can make a difference to the result as well.
    I usually end up using a white base or sometimes a piece of slate, setting up an improvised light tent ~ big white envelope, strategically folded at the right place ~ putting it next to a window & most of the time it comes out fine. I use Paintshop Pro to edit which also can make a big difference.

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