Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wire Wrapped Necklaces

I used to dread making necklaces like these. It was boring and tedious ... just keep repeating the same motions over and over. Now, I think of it as therapeutic. And of course, I'm a lot quicker at it, which helps a great deal.

Having said all that, it felt like forever until this necklace was long enough to go around the neck twice without using a clasp. I can envision wearing it with a linen colored silk sheath style dress.

It was worth the time it took. I alternated champagne colored pearls and smoky quartz rondelles for a earthy, warm look. Here's a close-up:

I've worked on several necklaces in this same style. Here's my favorite. The beads are fluorite and vary in color but are mostly shades of purple and seafoam, traditional fluorite colors. The shape is also quite enticing: faceted stylized cubes.

These pieces are too tricky to photograph for me to list them in my etsy shop, so I'll probably reserve them for local sales at craft shows.


lizzie said...

This is very pretty, love the colours

Patty Woodland said...

I know what you mean about therapeutic....

They are lovely

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Pretty pretty pretty. You did a beautiful job uuhhh I mean piece of art. LOL Agreed, I think this type of jewelry IS a job.

Libellula Jewelry said...

I love those! *very pretty*

I'm super fond of wire wrapped chains. I even find myself leaning toward making them with tiny beads when a sterling silver chain of comparable size is cost prohibitive.

Brandi Hussey said...

I used to feel the same way, too! Both ways, actually. And I think the photos are lovely!