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Black Peas

About this design:

This was ordered by a friend, who loves her jewelry black, silver, and clean! It is also my first piece with fused silver (just the two large rings: I thought I would like to make sure the wire can't slip off). I'm entirely self-taught, so I'm fairly happy with the result, but I'm no pro, and I don't have a tumbler to polish with! Better tools would make a difference, I suspect.


Onyx pearls (LB), black beading wire, sterling silver wire for the metal work (1 and 1,2 mm).

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  1. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Wow, Monica, this is very, very nice. Love the look! You’re friend will be so pleased. You have an excellent teacher :) and are an excellent student :) Gives me hope that someday I might be able to do this kind of work with silver!

  2. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Ooops, I meant to write “your” friend. Also forgot to add that I love how you gathered the three strands together and put the coil around the wirekeepers and crimps.

  3. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    They look fantastic, tumbled or not!

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I think you did a very good job!! I prefer little signs that things are handmade anyway. Who wants factory jewelry when you can have handcrafted?? :)

  5. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Very nice work. Chic and sharp.She will love wearing it,I’m sure.

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Thank you all for the nice comments! It did look great on, when she got it today!

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    You did fantastic job on fusing, a little elbow grease is all you need. I use a tumbler only to save on time, that I don’t have much, I usually dedicate a day or 2 for making findings and a go trough at least 100 m of wire on that day, so tumbler makes sense for me. :D

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great design, clean and uncluttered. Love it! :)

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Fantastic job on the rings! Love your title and design!

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Thanks Asia for that encouragement! :-) And also to everyone else of course!

  11. Batticat
    Batticat says:

    The wire work is beautiful. It looks very professional to me.

  12. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    I think your work is beautiful. Elegance is very often simple. This is elegant and beautiful. Well done!

  13. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful piece :)

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