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“Vineyard Necklace”

 

Description from EPBCornell: Just an idea: 3 strands twisted of the porcelain with occasional Czech glass mixed in. These two beads look made to go together and inspired the whole thing. (Tip: If you twist stringing cord or wire in the same direction before attaching/tying it at the end, it will keep strands twisted together.) May use cord to braid/macrame a buttonhole to fasten with button, or make toggle bar out of right loop of father time to toggle through heavy brass jump ring. Could shorten bead strands and make up the difference with silk ribbon through jump rings. Can make a pendant like a cluster of red grapes, either shiny or matte, working off base of a tiny length of chain, using garnet beads and headpins, adding spare leaves and curling ends of headpins to stick out in places for vines. Whaddaya think?

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Measurements: 92 yard bobbin

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Vintaj Vogue Delicate Cable Chain

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Measurements: 9mm inner dimension, 2.4mm thick

Burgundy Fairy Silk Ribbon 1/2"
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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Liz, your project sounds beautiful! I’d love to see it made. Hope you are enjoying your summer. Happy Fourth of July!

  2. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    I’m with Pam – would love to see it made up, especially as I got lost in the middle of your instructions! Thanks and happy summer!

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    EPB – Love your picks and your ideas. Sounds like fun. I also like the grapes pendant.

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I love your vision of this piece–Absolutely post this beauty in the gallery!

  5. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Congrats on your well deserved POD, Liz!

  6. Jean  C
    Jean C says:

    Beautiful Design and colors – Congratulations!

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