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Turquoise Howlite Spiral Bracelet

About this design:

I love the colour turquoise & I think it goes so well with silver. I bought these beads at the Rock & Gem Show at Brighton racecourse last year. I love working with Sterling Silver wire. The spirals were hammered, aged with Liver of Sulphur then polished.


Turquoise Howlite heart beads, 18g & 22g Sterling Silver wire, Sterling Silver hook fastener

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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    This is just beautiful! I also love turquoise and silver together! Welcome to the Lima Beads Design Gallery!!! :D

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Thank you!

  3. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Lovely, Starsparkle! It’s so funny…I made a couple of bracelets and earring similar to this yesterday and just couldn’t get them to photograph well. Now, after seeing your bracelet, I’m inspired to try again.

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    I LOVE your spirals!! I have never worked with liver of sulphur…. But just yesterday I was talking about giving it a try…… Is it difficult to work with?

  5. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Absolutely striking!! Beautiful combination and I, like Classy Chick, LOVE those spirals!! :-D

  6. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    What a cute bracelet! I love spirals!

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Thanks! I seem to have a thing about spirals in all their forms!
    Chicky D ~ photographing my jewellery is a bit of trial & error & my least favourite part!
    Classy Chick ~ using Liver of Sulphur is very easy as long as you don’t mind the smell! You just dissolve a small amount in hot (not boiling) water, dip your pieces, rinse then leave to dry. Then I polish with wire wool & a silver polishing cloth. It can be a bit labour~intensive but worth it!

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    K H says:

    Starsparkle, someone told me that the best way to photograph jewelry is to go outside on a sunny day and find a shady spot, under a tree or gazabo. I set my camera for close-up, so I can be just inches from the piece. I then load the pix into Photoshop and crop them and text in the title.

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    K H ~ I’ve tried all sorts of ways of photographing jewellery ~ inside, outside, different backgrounds, daylight bulbs, even bought a light tent (haven’t used!). I find sometimes that the colour of the beads can make a difference to the result as well.
    I usually end up using a white base or sometimes a piece of slate, setting up an improvised light tent ~ big white envelope, strategically folded at the right place ~ putting it next to a window & most of the time it comes out fine. I use Paintshop Pro to edit which also can make a big difference.

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