The other day I finished these fun wire wrapped ring necklaces that a friend wanted to have made for her and her daughter.
She provided the materials and I created these two necklaces.
She picked out the necklace style and chose her own charms and I decided which materials to use and where to use them.
When I saw the one on the right on my friend, it looked really nice on her!
It’s easy to make. The most time consuming part is making the wire ring itself. Depending on the bead/stone you use to wrap the wire around it can be easier or more difficult. I used a no-hole glass bead. It was quite challenging to secure it down, but I managed to get it. The rest was a breeze.
This is a bauble chain necklace I made. The green beads are glass and the blue beads are a blend of gemstones that are referred to as yellow “turquoise”. They are a blend of quartz, jasper, and serpentine. I actually got these blue beads without having any idea what size they’d be. Part of learning about beads is getting to understand what the sizes mean. They were a lot bigger than I expected. Given the size of these beads, I knew that whatever I made would have to be more of a statement piece.
I’ve also been wanting to experiment with chain. I really dug the look of this chain.
I have a thing for ribbon. It’s really simple but makes things look like a gift or present. This one is navy blue organza. I added in the little green buttons to make it pop with contrasting colors.
I worked on this simple blue beaded necklace for what felt like longer than it should have taken. I was missing some necessary supplies so I had to wait until my order came in.
At first I worked with what I had and I thought it was complete. But as it lay on my maker table it struck me that it wasn’t done. Shoot.
The necklace had been trying to tell me, ‘hey, I’m not done’. I finally heard it. It needed a second review.
On second review, it needed to be restrung plus needed other supplies. But now it’s all done and that’s why I feel like, ‘project completed!’
I called this piece “Larkn”.
The beads are crazy lace agate. The bali spacer beads are sterling silver. The pendant is mother of pearl.
Crazy lace agate has metaphysical healing properties. It’s balancing and protecting. It balances the emotional, physical and mental energies for better clarification. Specifically, it’s for better decision making. With better clarity there is always better focus.
Here’s what it could look like on. I think it hangs about 17.5 inches. Besides having metaphysical healing properties it also has a natural vibe to it This style can be referred to as Sundance style.