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Softie, I was thinking some more, as I was in my workroom working on a new necklace--if you want that necklace to have an asymmetrical flower on one side, you are going to need some kind of central pendant which is pretty heavy, otherwise the flower will tend to rotate toward the center and hang on your chest like a fluffy Olympic medal.

If you have some large glass bead or metal charm which weights the necklace into a reliable position, then a lightweight flower on one side shouldn't tip the balance.

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yay, more posts! I feel kind of proud for reviving this thread.. :p
As You Like It - I love the multicoloured layering necklace, it's great! so many bright colours, reminds me of candy...or more specifically salft water taffy, or one of those giant rainbow swirl lolipops.... mmmm. either way, its really cute. I would wear the short one on its own with a plain top or tank, I quite like it!

Soft - love the wooden beads. all of the beads I have come across lately that are wooden look so cheap to me.... these have nice rich finishes/stains on them, and I love the ribbon spacing. I had another idea for a heavy weighted bead....old brass findings from a boat or something? they would have a nice burnished finish and wouldnt be too bright or distracting? and might fit the colour scheme as well? let us know what you figure out!

I'm putting more pictures up on my deviantart page quite soon!
hope everyone had a great mummies day!

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asyoulikeit, thanks so much for the compliment. This thread is great and inspiring too!

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thanks michelle...yes...i've thought about that...
that would nto be good...maybe if i tie the brown fabric to some cord instead of having the fabric go all the way around, it wouldn't rotate so easily...do you know what i mean?...i have to think about that...because i don't want to have to do the weight/anchoring thing if i can avoid it...

but i think i will have to just make sure that whatever i add is very very light weight...i'm thinking about tying on some raffia for example...to further the 'earthy' theme...and maybe some bits of vintage crochet or lace...maybe even some light fabric discs...or burlap...?..but i was thinking maybe some little leather bits too...which is heavier...hmmm....

i'm researching for some images now for inspiration...
you're examples are very helpful......thx...
i may try that rosette ribbon technique...plus it's good to know just in general...

thanks ingenue...but it's still a work in progress..hopefully it will get better still...


edit-just saw your post arksiel...thanks for the ideas...
i know what you mean about the wood beads...i got very lucky with these...and with the ribbon too...it really came together nicely...i'm having fun being creative...and it's great to share it with you guys...

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How about using wooden curtain rings (click!) for part(s) of necklaces? I'm going to try that as soon as I have enough free time!

As You Like It, your new green necklace is sooo wonderful!
Question: is there a practical reason why you sometimes wrapped the wire (click!) and sometimes you didin't? Or you just didn't feel like constantly clipping the wire shorter? Because I think I remember you saying that you pre-cut your wire before you get crafty.

Softgrey, would it be possible to buy a fake flower, "brake" it and then rearrange it/use just a few petals? I'm really liking those necklaces with dangly flower thingies

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Question: is there a practical reason why you sometimes wrapped the wire (click!) and sometimes you didin't? Or you just didn't feel like constantly clipping the wire shorter? Because I think I remember you saying that you pre-cut your wire before you get crafty.
mostly it was just a matter of having mis-judged how much wire I would need. If I had too long of a piece, I wrapped it around a couple of times, but if it was almost too short, I just bent it over once. Since this is my own necklace and nothing I am planning to sell, I don't sweat about it having to be too perfect!

I love those earrings you made. They make a nice set with that necklace, too.

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Just wanted to throw a few pics out there and garner any feedback... oh, and you magazine people. CALL ME!

ps - full catalogue is coming online in about a week, god willing. thanks to all for their amazing support.






















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crazy k, nice pieces. I esp the necklace.

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You should totally post in the Making Your Own Jewelry thread. It's a great forum for us jewelry-makers to show off our best work, swap tips, and oooh and aaah over each other's stunning work.

Some of your pieces are really splendid; I especially like that chain necklace with the ladder pendant in blue and purple faceted teardrops.

I'll PM a mod to merge the threads. You get better exposure when your post shows up in the thread all of us craftsy types frequent.

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Thanks so much! (for the compliments and for the info). Good karma flowing your way!
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threads merged...
welcome to the spot design*life...

crazy k...i think that wooden curtain rings is a genius idea...!!...
and i love your jewelry...the coulours and perfect randomness...
god...i love it all!!...

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Great pieces design*life. And welcome to TFS. Make yourself comfortable.

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design*life i love the designs especially the ladder necklaces

crazy_k i love all the different colours they blend together well

such a talented bunch

i should really get making some more pieces i feel so inspired

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Merci to all who've commented... I'll post some more soon as I am working all day today on the photography.
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More work... as promised
Hi
So here are a few more... and all can be viewed at www.flickr.com/photos/angelaarno/










Thanks for all feedback!
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