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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Yes, I’ve been working hard. A lovely woman I know asked me to show her photos of whatever I had hanging around for sale. Oops! I told her I’d make something specifically for her, and, the next day, I showed her the dumortierite, which immediately engaged her.
Three or four days later, here we are. Too bad the photos don’t show the color. OH! somebody just showed me if you click on the picture, you can enlarge it and then you can see the color better. I did it on my phone and did that reverse-squeeze thing to enlarge it!
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Tagged black tourmaline, MAGNESITE, my work, necklaces, projects, PYRITE
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 tutorial at For the Makers . (For the Makers is a subscription site that sends you a box with all the materials and instructions to make whatever they are offering. That’s pretty cool!) Meanwhile, I was just looking at free tutorials, and this one is right there, and really easy to do. Check it out.
I found this “knock-off” Maleficent necklace tutorial on allfreejewelrymaking.com. If I were to make it, I’d probably put in some bigger stones/beads, but it does look worthy all on its own.
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