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Moonlit sea

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Here is the other one that I just finished. Pendant is larimar and the beads are 2mm moonstone from LB. Don't know about you guys but beads that small aren't the easiest thing to work with! I thought about doing a larimar chain,,but wanted to compliment the whites in the larimar. It takes roughly 3 links to make an inch, and the loops are about as big as the beads. I also did a new thing with the clasp.

Components:

Sterling silver, larimar, moonstone from LB

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  1. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    You must have so much patience, not to mention skill, to create this beauty! I love how you finished the ends of your wire on the front of the larimar.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    WOW!!! I’m in love!
    And oh mercy!….your poor fingers. May I ask what gauge wire you used?
    Fabulous work, my dear. :-)

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    So beautiful Khristin. I recognized the pendant from an earlier post. Love the chain and the clasp but I can’t figure out how the clasp works. The hook looks too closed to fit through the loop. I know I must be wrong because I’ve seen this before. Please tell me how it works. Thanks.

  4. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    Wowzer! That piece of larimar is gorgeous. I love the little hammered teardrop ends. That’s so creative & a nice alternative to spirals. The chain is just enough to complement the focal & not overwhelm it. You did a fabulous job on this one sweetiepie! But you always do…

  5. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    I’m going to use a quote from a friend when she was little, “This is even awesomer than the first one!” Those hammered wires on the Larimar and the one wired to the S hook clasp add even more attention to the pieces. You are definitely a wire artist superb!

  6. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Gorgeous work! I love the embellished clasp. This is an awesome piece! 8O

  7. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Wow! Thank you so much! It does take some patience working with beads this small. I used a 24 gauge wire to make the links, and since that is a fragile wire I kept the loops super tiny. Fortunately I only broke a couple beads while making the chain. That happened when I was pushing (pinching) the wire down after I snipped it. Making chain for me is a very slooooow process. The beads easily fit 7 to a 1/4 square with a little room.

    The clasp is the unembellished part, that is where the hook is. It IS rather close,to the body,of the clasp but it does fit securely.

  8. kye
    kye says:

    Oh man! This is beyond gorgeous Khristin. Wow! I’m so impressed with your work. The tiny tiny Moonstone chain paired with the Larimar focal and sterling silver is perfection. Love it! :)

  9. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Fabulous, as always!! I wonder…how long does it take to make something like this? You are very talented!

  10. Midge S
    Midge S says:

    Wonderful, gorgeous necklace. Very very nice job!

  11. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Wow you just elevated wiring to a new high! Its gorgeous! Perfect in every way!

  12. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    Thank you everyone! Making a chain like this takes several hours. I work very slow and have approximately 12-15 hours invested. Again, I work slow but that’s because I am also detail oriented and want it perfect. Oh and the fact that I have an 11 and 8 year old so… Being a mom and working full time really cuts into my jewelry time!

  13. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    It shows that and its beautiful!

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