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Ancient Impressions

About this design:

This is a necklace I made for myself, and I really like the bail I made for the pendant. As with most things I try, this is my third attempt (the first two hit the wastebasket). Finished length of the necklace is 18” with a 2” drop for the pendant.


From Lima Beads: Ruby Impression Jasper Coin Pendant 30mm, Ruby Impression Jasper Heishi 6mm, Ruby Impression Jasper Tube 12x6mm, Gray Fossil Coral Puff Coin 12mm. From Other Sources: Czech glass druk transparent garnet red 4mm, silver-plated swirl bead 5mm, opaque dark gray glass rondelle 6mm, silver colored nickel-free trigger clasp.

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  1. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I love how you did the bail Paula, it looks awesome! The design just flows so nicely together. Fabulous!

  2. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Pretty sharp!

  3. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    The pendant is gorgeous. Great job on the bail!

  4. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Ohhhh Cherry red. How beautiful. Kudos for your perseverance with the bail. That’s some fancy schmancy wire work there…wow!! :)

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love the bail! I can soooo relate to the first 2 attempts! My wastebasket is full of half-arsed work. :)

  6. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Well, Becky, if I only had 4 hands, I probably could have done it on the second attempt – - the real trick was figuring out how to hold it and wrap at the same time ! Nothing too fancy, but I wanted it to be big – - -

  7. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Very pretty! Great job with the bail!

  8. Far West
    Far West says:

    love it…my fave

  9. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Great job with the bail. I really like it! I like that it’s bold but with simplelines.
    It’s super hard to get even round symmetrical wraps with large gauge wire. I’ve tried. Like you, I had lots of wasted wire.

  10. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Julie, my secret weapon was a TOHO seed bead bottle (the top is more rigid) – - – and thank heaven I don’t use real silver wire !

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Your bail is awesome…I love how it reflects the metal beads in the necklace. Lovely!

  12. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    Love the creativity of the bail design. All elements fab together.

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