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I'm new to working with wire - most of my stuff is beadweaving - and they say the only way to get competent is to practice, so I made this necklace as a practice piece for making wrapped loops.

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I used 24 ga dead soft copper wire, and miscellaneous cobalt glass beads I've had around for years - three different batches, none of which were enough to make anything by themselves. And it did the trick - my wrapped-loop skills, which started off pretty shaky, are much better now! *g*

Date: 2011-04-27 11:17 pm (UTC)
seryn: skein of green yarn (yarn)
From: [personal profile] seryn
Those are beads you just happen to have lying around? Your stash must be awesome!

I really like the replication of the triangles and the contrast of the patterned and unpatterned ones. The metallic design goes nicely with the copper too.

After looking, I wasn't able to find other photos with the necklace hanging on a body, does it hang well? (I do like a lot of your other beading projects though.) Were there other things you'd do differently if you did it again?

I love that you made something beautiful to learn a new technique.

Date: 2011-04-28 04:02 am (UTC)
seryn: flowers (Default)
From: [personal profile] seryn
You certainly did get better!

I'm glad it hangs well... sometimes those kinds of things get jumbled up on themselves. I've seen it in store-bought necklaces. And there's probably an element of that in dresses that look good on the hanger but look awful on a body.

I really enjoy hearing about why a project was successful and what choices or planning went into it.

Date: 2011-04-28 10:08 am (UTC)
fadedwings: (adventure/longing)
From: [personal profile] fadedwings
Very nice!

Date: 2011-04-28 10:59 am (UTC)
snowynight: Kino in a suit with brown background (Default)
From: [personal profile] snowynight
They look beautiful.


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