Sunday, July 20
Time sure flies when the creative juices are flowing.
The six wire caged beads I made on Thursday were calling out to me.
I wanted to make something with them while they were fresh on my mind. When I finally finished and looked at the clock, I had been at it for over three hours. I never stopped to sip from my ever present lemon flavored ice water or to take a health break.
At first I made a bracelet but could only fit five of the cages within 7″ without making it too long. One cage was leftover. What to do? What to do with the one left? I have two ears so earrings were out of the question. Keychain? That was my next option. What about a pendant? One wire cage on a necklace was just too skimpy.
So… I took apart my nicely made bracelet and started over.
I made a necklace instead.
Using different sized glass beads in orange and blue, I spaced the caged beads about 2 1/2 inches apart. Seed beads and silver plated spacers were used as fillers. I finished off the top with silver chain links.
I wanted more color so I made a 2-strand necklace of seed beads. One orange and one blue to pick up the colors of the larger glass beads.
Looking it over I thought something was still missing. How about more chain links? So I added a separate length of chain.
Now I was satisfied. My necklace had layers. Three separate necklaces which could be worn all together or worn as one or two.
Supplies used for this project:
- 6 wire cages made from 20 gauge wire
- blue and orange glass beads; different shapes and sizes
- silver plated oval spacers
- 8/0 seed beads in orange and blue
- chain links, silver plated
- lobster claw clasps, silver plated
- 10mm jump rings, silver plated
- heart charms, silver plated
- 4mm sterling silver round beads
- silver plated wire guards
- silver plated crimps
- Beadalon #18 stringing wire