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Moody Blues

About this design:

This piece is the second piece I made last night using my new Vintaj supplies, and boy, was it a hassle! The smoky blue Chalcedony Square beads weren't drilled properly all the way through, and I had to sit for about an hour with the bead reamer trying to get the wire or Eyepins to fit through them. I still haven't decided if I should add chain to the back to help support the silk ribbon, but I'm leaning towards yes. The Patina on the large cabled rings, the flower, and the connectors is a mix of Onyx and Quartz, with a touch of Verdigris to give it a bluish shade. The floral centerpiece needed holes for the JumpRings, so I punched the 5 holes necessary, and it worked like a charm.


Vintaj: Floral Centerpiece, Connectors, Tiny Peanut Chain, Parawire in 22/24 Gauge, Eyepins, JumpRings, Patinas in Onyx, Quartz, and Verdigris; Smoky Blue Chalcedony Square Faceted Graduated Size Beads and Briolette; Blue Quartz Briolettes; Silk Ribbon from LimaBeads

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  1. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Lovely! I hear ya…I hate when the holes aren’t drilled right. But you worked it out with this piece. I really like the transition of the Vintaj pieces with the chain.

  2. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Your hard work was worth it, this is gorgeous!

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Fantastic design! Love it! :)

  4. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    very original and unique design. I like it!

  5. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    That is beautiful and I APPLAUD your persistence. What gauge is the flower focal. And did you use a jewlery punch or something like a man would use in a metal shop?

  6. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Great job, Sonja – - know what you mean about reaming out holes. Never fun. Agree with you that the ribbon looks a little “stressed” without being supported by chain. Think it would lay better with the chain added – - -

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    There is nothing more frustrating than when the holes aren’t drilled properly! You certainly did a good job of it in spite of that! Loving this design…so intricate and delicate!

  8. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very original and creative.

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

    I love your design; beautiful necklace!

  10. Shhh
    Shhh says:

    Lovely piece, worth all your effort. And I agree, the ribbon looks to be calling for help and some chain sounds like a good remedy. Maybe with the ribbon woven through? Whatever you decide, if you do update the piece, please update us. ;)

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Sonja this is such a beautiful romantic piece :D

  12. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Your creations are gorgous and elegant. I hear ya on the improperly drilled holes. It’s beyond frustrating. Good for you,for solving the problems with tools. I toss them out.
    (or sometimes hang on to them thinking they’ll magically work the next day) ha ha ha ha!! :)

  13. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    So pretty and elegant, Sonja! Another beautiful piece!

  14. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Gorgeous! Definitely worth the frustration. I agree about adding the chain for support but keep the ribbon too!

  15. MelissaNspirit
    MelissaNspirit says:

    I’ve been looking at all the designs on here, and you have beautiful pieces. I love the look of them…They are complex, and catchy. I looked at the close ups of all the photos, and I can see how detailed your work is. Its so gorgeous. Just wanted to say so. :)

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