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About this design:

One day while shopping around on LB I found these gorgeous blue quartz shards and I had to have them!
Once I got started working with them I decided they were too heavy to use all of them on one necklace. When I started working on some ideas I was amazed at how many pieces I could make.

At first I tried stringing them on softflex but they were so heavy I didn't like the way they were hanging. So it was on to plan B.

Plan B was to stringing them on sections of memory wire. Seems I always have left over pieces of necklace size memory wire so I decided to give it a try. The results were more to my liking. All I had to do was make a loop on one end of the wire, string the beads on then make another loop and attach the chain.

Since I was only using short sections of the string I was able to make three necklaces including the lariat . The last two pictures that look like an unfinished piece are what was left of the shards. I thought about making ear rings but even the smallest pieces were too heavy.

Components:

metallic blue quartz shards, memory wire, glass lentils, silver beads and crystal for spacers, chain

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Wow! I like the results of your experimenting so so much!

  2. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    They all look nice!

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    ClovisakaLois says:

    They’re all great designs! The blue pops!

  4. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Love them! Do make earrings, they are sure to be super cute!

  5. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Thank you for sharing your technique and process creating these amazing pieces. Especially the idea of stringing the beads on a short piece of memory wire, then attaching to chain. Genius! :) I never saw those stones on LB. Glad YOU did!

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    Fresh Baked says:

    Memory wire seems like an inspired idea. The heavy beads will stay in this love array without drooping. Beautiful result!

  7. S KatollakaSue
    S KatollakaSue says:

    Wonderful!

  8. kye
    kye says:

    Oh man is that blue quartz beautiful! What a clever idea to use memory wire. Really gorgeous work!

  9. jdtt
    jdtt says:

    The memory wire holds the stones well – great idea!

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    Moogie says:

    Such a pretty splay across the décolletage! I think the use of the memory wire was a perfect solution for the weight of the beads.

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