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The Ruby Bird ....Again

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In looking for a focal for this piece I ran across the one last Czech bird I had. It seemed to fit in with the other beads. The big drawback with this necklace is the sari silk....it's really fraying. It's perfect for the necklace...but I can't put it in my shop if it's going to keep fraying. I think I will substitute chain.


Ruby Crazy Lace Agate, Gray Agate, Moonstone, Czech Glass, Rose Quartz, sari silk, gun metal chain, silver link.

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    It is beautiful! I haven’t worked with the silk, wouldn’t know if just seeing soon the frayed edges would drive a person or not. I’m sure it would drive me crazy just thinking about it. There is a medium called Fray Check in the sewing aisle that I have used on my counter cross stitch that may prevent more fraying. I would try both on a scrap of the silk before using it on your piece on your necklace.

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Beautiful colors, great design and a sweet little red bird. It is a shame the sari silk is fraying. The colors are perfect with the others colors in the necklace. Time for a plan B?

  3. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    I love it Jane! I’ve used the fray check before- how about wrapping your sari with one of those specialty yarns or fine wire -that would keep the fraying in check. or weave it into the chain. the color of the sari is gorgeous and looks so good with the rest of the necklace

  4. kye
    kye says:

    I really like the way you used the little bird in the focal. It looks great with the Czech glass. What draws my eye is the moonstone chips with the grey agate. So beautiful.

  5. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Thanks you all!! I thought of fray check..but I would have to do all of the ribbon. Robin gave me a great idea…I could weave it into a braid. I think that would work, and it should keep it from fraying anymore.

  6. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    This is so gorgeous! Too bad about the silk fraying. The silk is beautiful.

  7. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Great colors and lovely necklace. I like the idea of the chain wrapping or the braid. love the red birdie.

  8. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I really like this Jane. The play of light & dark against the pink/reds is a great contrast and a very edgy combo. The gunmetal chain is a superb addition. Love how the little red bird & drop pull it all together. A braiding of the silk is a nice solution to the fraying problem.

  9. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I’m sending out queries to find out what’s up with Jane. I sent her some beads and then sent a convo to tell her I had so she would be expecting them. But then I got an auto-reply that she’s having surgery and will be in rehab for about two weeks. This is the first I’m hearing about surgery. Something must have happened like a fall and she broke something.

  10. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Please keep us posted Granny Nancy, and if you hear from her, tell her we are all thinking about her and wishing her well.

  11. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    GN – On 5-4 she said she had a hospital stay. See Bracelets 101.

  12. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Not to worry! I sent a message to Nancy last night . I was essentially just closing my shop for awhile…until I could get my new way of shipping set up.

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