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Because I like Orange

About this design:

It's too cold to go out, I even skipped a bead show because I didn't want to dare the highway with the blowing snow. So I made some necklaces. I hope it doesn't seem like I'm in a wire-rut, because they all feel a little different to me. I even switched to gold Artistic wire for these! :)


Carnelian, Orange Botswana Agate, Artistic Wire, Swarovski crystals, gold chain

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Are you kidding?? We ALL want to take lessons from you!! :) I just want to stare at these all day and try to follow the wires to see how you do this!

    I LOVE the combinations of oranges you chose, too, and the perfect placement on your partially handmade chain links!! Those focals are to die for! I especially like the second one and if I can figure it out, I might need to steal that! :) !!

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
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  3. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Right into my favs they go! All I have is Holy cow!!!

  4. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    lol Becky! I will give you a hint. I used the 18g wire to “trace” around the rutile quartz (I think that’s what it is), then I just made up & down loops next to that. I used the finer 24g wire to “sew” the stones in and secure the frame. I left a long tail on the 18g, wasn’t sure what I was going to do, but I ended up making the big swirl.

    I got that horse-eye shaped bead from LB in the “clearance” section. It’s a cool shape! I may look for more stones like that, with or without the ‘windows’.

  5. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Love these! Wow, your wirework is so intricate. I’ve wanted to get those horse eye stones but wasn’t sure how to use them, well you’ve solved that! :)

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! The first one is going into faves! Love the wrapped swirl on the side of the focal and the stone on it are gorgeous! Well, ALL the stones are gorgeous and your wire work is fabulous!

  7. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Very cool! I love the colors, and the wire work is amazing! =^____^=

  8. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What great inspirations, Cindy – - can’t imagine ever getting tired of your wire work ! Especially like the second one – - -

  9. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I admire anyone who works with wire. These are lovely with the agate.

  10. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Cindy, wonderful works :)

  11. Rocknitjewelry
    Rocknitjewelry says:

    I like orange too! I love your wire work. Very cool.

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

    Like everyone else; Wow – these are beautiful!

  13. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Thank you ladies you are too kind. Glad to be among all this talent!

  14. Laud
    Laud says:

    You’re going to teach me to love orange!

  15. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love your wire work and the colors are perfect for a cold winter day :D

  16. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    I love orange and these are just gorgeous! The gold really sets off the color perfectly and the wire work is beautiful.

  17. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Beautiful. I love orange as well. Love carnelian.

  18. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Boy do I LOVE orange too! ;) These are all GORGEOUS and your wire work is AWESOME! :D

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