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    Maggies Mom on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Another gorgeous work of art!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “odalisque”:
    “I can't imagine even attempting this! Intricate, ornate, gorgeous, beautifully done!!!!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Finally”:
    “Love it!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “Thank you all for the complements. Sophiebug I don't try to see the holes when I'm…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Good, I am glad it is helpful. remember to not over twist the square wire…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Patina Queen”:
    “RockyD, just saw your note...the leaves are from Lima--#42368--but they are out of stock right now.…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “no, each step really is simple. there are only so many ways one can…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “whirlpool”:
    “Beautiful! Love the gradated pearls inside the spiral. Such a nice touch.…” read »

  • Rocky D
    Rocky D on “Patina Queen”:
    “Were did the leaves come from. If you don't mind me asking?…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “whirlpool”:
    “More "ooh" and "ahh"! Forget about finding needles to accommodate those seed beads-my eyes would not…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Nice idea. Really like the ones with the red pearls--they have a oriental touch to…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Easy Does It”:
    “Sometimes simplicity has a lot to say! You could create a hold variety of pieces,…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Again, just wow! I'm going to try the spiral-love the look of it!…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “odalisque”:
    “Wow, this is so gorgeously intricate. And there's no earthly way I could ever come close…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Finally”:
    “This is beautiful, especially the PC focal. Love the colors!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Finally”:
    “I just love that you made so many of the components. I especially like all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, you are so funny, I'm chuckling now...surely not simple. Beautiful design with such intricate…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spiral Dance”:
    “The square/spiral wire combo holding the cab is amazing! Including the instructions really helps all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “whirlpool”:
    “Robert, this is so beautiful! I really like the pearls and tiny seed beads wrapped…” read »

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    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
    “All of YOUR support is a tremendous comfort. Sometimes we can feel so alone in…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “OK....this is totally the look I'm trying to achieve, but sadly never do! I'm in…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I agree-wow! This is a wonderful necklace. I like how the patterned silk ties in with…” read »

  • Michelle
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    “Thanks y'all !…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Just the thing to finish off a lovely outfit!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

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    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

  • Moogie
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    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

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    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

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Primal


About this design:

I have been taking a wire work class, and one thing I've been focusing on is spirals. So far, this was the best one, so I added it to these other beads and to the clasp, which I also made myself. I LOSed it and then buffed it. What do you think?

Components:

copper wire, copper beads, turquoise



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    I think it looks great!

  2. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I like you did a great job! I have a hard time with that spiriling work i think you did a grand job and it looks great with the necklace!

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Linda, this necklace is so beautiful! I love the colors and design! Your spiral and clasp are fantastic — great work! :D

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Great wire work, fabulous clasp and spiral, gorgeous necklace!

  5. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Wow! Fabulous wire work! Beautiful design! :D

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    Reet says:

    Great job! Cool design!

  7. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Love the wire work! Great necklace!

  8. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Congratulations Linda- this is well done! I fiind spirals to be a bit difficult to shape. This looks beautiful and professional!

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    POF Chick Nina says:

    Nice work, I like the textured copper beads. They give real interest to the smooth turquoise beads.
    The entire piece is beautiful.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Nice work wire looks good to me and love the necklace!!

  11. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    What does LOSed mean? I love this necklace! It’s fabulous!

  12. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Linda, you can never go wrong with turquoise and copper together! I think your wirework is beautiful, and I’d rate that spiral a 10!

    Chicky Bear, LOS is Liver of Sulfur, which ages the copper…and Linda did a wonderful job with it!

  13. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    You did a great job on the spiral, and the combo. all goes well together.

  14. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Linda your spiral is perfect, fantastic job!!
    The necklace is gorgeous i love it!

  15. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    What a beautiful necklace Linda!! You did an awesome job on the spiral!!\

  16. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    The spiral looks great and so does the clasp.

  17. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Thanks Chickie Sue! I had heard of that before…liver of sulfur…it’s just not a familiar term. Now I know!

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