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About this design:

My new favorite design!
The lampwork beads came from Lynn (ChickyLE) in the beadswap! I found the design in last year's "Best of Step by Step Wire Jewelry"
I modified wire gauges to use what I had on hand.

Components:

14ga and 26ga copper wire, copper spacers, lampwork beads, sore fingers!



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Celticcrossing
    Celticcrossing says:

    This one is so much fun!! Love the way the copper shows off the green in these beads. What a perfect way to show them off♥ Great work!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thanks so much!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Really love this one and a FAV!

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    Orchid Betty says:

    This is beautiful; love the green color with the copper, fabulous design!

  5. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Jeanne- this is super fabulous! I love the way you think! Lynn Eileen, Grea tBeads- true beauties

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thanks Lorrie!
    I think I’ll make more of these before finishing my cuff – I like instant gratification LOL
    (These work up so much faster for me than the cuff, for some reason)

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    Copper Penny says:

    So nice and the lampwork beads are lovely.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    thank you Copper Penny!
    I’m so glad I found a good use for the glass beads!

  9. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Ok this one is green and it’s copper and going in my favs!! Absolutely gorgeous Jeanne!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    We have to give Lynn some of the credit for sending me the beads!
    Thanks Beth!

  11. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    I love this, Jeanne! Gorgeous lampwork beads, Jeanne and Lynn!

  12. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    This is gorgeous! :D

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Didn’t you find wrapping the 26ga wire a bit tedious? I’ve done some wire around wire but I took the easy way out and used 22ga. I can see it better. :D Love, love, love the design, color and everything!

  14. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Jeanne, I am thrilled with the way you’ve used those cute lampwork beads I sent you!!! What an amazing design and such a great color combo with the copper wire! :D :D :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thank you Debra, Martha, Nancy and Lynn!
    Nancy, I didn’t have too much trouble with the 26ga. It wraps so easily, but there are a lot of wraps. I had to use what I had on hand at the time. I would like to get some thicker wire though.

    I’m so glad you saw this, Lynn! Hope it put a smile on your face.

  16. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Oh my, you did a spectacular job of wrapping that wire!! That in itself is a work of art!
    Elegant piece!

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    Margareta says:

    Copper and green – fabulous together! A beautiful piece!

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    Brenda H says:

    Love it, love it! Amazing work!!!!!!

  19. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    This is really pretty!!

    I recognized the design from the magazine … I have it saved as a ‘I wanna make this someday’ design. :-) Now I REALLY wanna make this someday. SLS

  20. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is very nice, and those beads are really nice,

  21. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Also a Fave! This is fantastic, and just beautiful!!

  22. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Jeanne…this is gorgeous; an absolute fave!! :-D

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Beautiful. Wire wrap is wonderful again. Such a pretty one.

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