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Paper Clips! aka Snails with Fancy Shoes

About this design:

Been thinking about a necklace made with "The Paper Clips." I had an idea.... it didn't work. Had another idea.... it didn't work either. Third time is a charm, right? Right!

So here are some pictures of the third time necklace. It is as cute as a button but gets tangled up in a flash. Nice to look at but not too practical to wear. Oh, well....


paper clips, brass chain, brass findings, seed beads

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    olive penguin says:

    Very, very, very unique and cool! I love this! The colors are great and I think it would be fun to wear. :D

    I love how the paperclips look like little swans. I was looking forward to your design and it definitely did not disappoint. Great job! :)

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for the compliments, Olive.
    I’m glad you called my attention to the “swans.” When I looked at it all I could see was what a pain those paper clips are. It’s earrings from now on and NOOOOO bracelet! :D

  3. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Would be so fun to wear in the summer! Love the pop of color in the seed beads, too. The paperclips are a great addition to your bag of tricks!

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    olive penguin says:

    No bracelet!? Aww, come on I know you’re up to the challenge! ;) Only joking. I know what you mean, it’s amazing how hard it is to bend the paperclips and I found it impossible to cut!

    I like your earrings and this necklace, I would say you certainly don’t need to try a bracelet. :D

  5. Marlene
    Marlene says:

    Really fun necklace – good for you for trying until you got it!

  6. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Really, really cute!

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for all of the cheerful comments Everyone. I’ve still got a small container full of paper clips that I’m going to watch. :D

  8. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Good effort LRC! I think it’s really cute. I’m laughing at Olive saying that they remind her of swans. I thought of snails with fancy shoes on. ;)
    Pretty good thinking there,with the crimping between the paper clips.

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Oh, Nancy…I love your snails with fancy shoes! That’s what I’ll call it from now on.


  10. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    If you closed the loop on the inside of the snails, would that solve the catching problem? This is too pretty a design to give up one, I love it.

  11. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Hee hee heee..LRC..I don’t even think snails have feet?!
    Who wants to get up close enough to find out!

  12. Violet
    Violet says:

    Love the idea, Nancy !!! Very fun !!
    I think you should make a bracelet… you can do it… I know you love
    a challenge !!! We want to see it !!!!

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