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Blue Crazy

About this design:

My sister is crazy about blue. Me. Not so much. But every year for her birthday I make her something blue. For some reason I seem to have a difficult time designing with blue. This year I tried using Labradorite with her favorite stone Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Agate.

Components:

18 and 20 gauge Artistic Wire, Weave Got Maille jump rings for the Mobius chainmaille weave, 6mm Larimar Blue crazy Lace Agate rounds (LB), 6mm Labradorite rounds (LB), Labradorite Nuggets (LB), 8mm Hermatite Rondelles, Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Agate flat oval 20x15mm (LB), plus my handmade clasp.

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  1. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    These are very pretty stones. Lucky sister. I also prefer blue to all other colors. Interesting what you did with all those rings in the chain. And the hammered sqaurish design at the end is great. Very unique design with beautiful blues.

  2. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wow kye. This is an awesome necklace. Your sister is going to love it. The labradorite and agate are beautiful together and I love your pendant and clasp. Just lovely.

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    I look forward to seeing your gorgeous pieces. This one is gorgeous just like your other pieces. Your sister is one lucky woman.

  4. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    I agree, you put together some very very nice pieces and this one is no exception. I love how the labradorescence in the labradorite matches the blues in the agate. Great job! tell sis happy birthday!

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    Beading Beagle says:

    I really like your use of wire work within this piece. All the blue gemstones chosen complement the design. Great work!

  6. kye
    kye says:

    Thank you so much for your support of my work. I’m so glad you took the time to give me feedback. My sister’s birthday is tomorrow so I hope she gives me positive feedback too.

  7. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    Happy birthday to your sister !! She is going to love and cherish this piece …absolutely gorgeous

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    Melody F says:

    Very effective use of metal with the stone beads. Inspiring.

  9. CzechChickStudio
    CzechChickStudio says:

    Beautiful combination of blue and gray. I love wire-wrapped designs and this is perfect!

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Kye, She will love this! The Labradorite is a super choice to pair with the Larimar Agate, especially when it flashes it iridescent colors in the light. I really like how you combine both your chainmaille skills & wire working in one piece. Love your style! :)

  11. kye
    kye says:

    Thanks again! I’ve been thinking about you CC. So nice to see you here.

  12. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Kye, yeah, as I mentioned on another post, ‘life’ can surely get in the way of our beading! :) I wanted to tell you, I tried to get Irina’s new book that you suggested, but the library didn’t have it. So, I ended up checking out 10 other books which included one of her older books, and I’ve been pounding, bending, and doing all sorts of new things with wire this week. Not sure if I will post right away as I need a lot more practice. My fingertips are sore! I might just do a quick stringing piece so I feel I’m being productive with some results to show for it. Thank you so much for your inspiration!!

  13. kye
    kye says:

    Wow CC! 10 jewelry books at the library? I’m impressed. I want to visit your library. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on. It does make my fingertips sore. I kinda get discouraged and go back to chainmaille for awhile. Then I try try again. Learning new things is so much fun.

  14. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Kye, our library network pulls from 51 libraries in our county. When I put the books on hold, I didn’t expect them to all come at the same time! Usually they trickle in one by one. It’s been fun, and I do enjoy learning new things–but as with everything, practice is needed. The scrap pile is growing! :)

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