I finished it! Jenna spied the tigers-eye necklace I was wearing, pointed, and said, “I like that one!” Well, that was mine, but I promised to make her one. Went on Amazon that evening, and ordered 10 mm and 6 mm strands and armed myself with brass jumprings and a nice brass clasp. I had strung it all together, when I realized it needed something, so I got some black obsidian beads from my stash, and voila! When I took it to her, she was wearing brown, which actually showed the beads nicely when she put on the necklace. Yea!
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I do make things from time to time. Last week, I fooled around with some wire-weaving practice pieces (frustrating!) and a very shiny long necklace of aventurine and silver Czech crystals (I’ll post some pics of these “masterpieces soon).
Then, I wired this little shamrock with brass and aventurine. It’s not perfect by any means, but I just love it! (It doesn’t hurt that it does get a lot of compliments)
The leafy part is maybe about the size of a quarter. I think it might be the smallest thing I have ever made.
(as you can see, I am no good at photography. Can I blame it on my phone camera? I don’t know why the picture I took with a white background in good light came out a dark, murky green).
I love this little shamrock so much that I want to make a dogwood flower next. So far, I’ve just wasted some wire, but I feel certain I’ll figure it out soon-ish.
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I found this jumpring bracelet on Stripes and Sequins blog. It is cute and too easy, but… where do you get the rope? I guess I just don’t get out and about enough.