Sunday, April 25, 2010

Where The Leaves Turn Red

A few months ago I traded with another beader for a thrilling LOT of padparadscha 8mm swarovski cubes. It was a challenge to my creativity to be sure--I rarely if ever used that shade, and have difficulty designing with cubes, as their expense means I never buy/use them. Finally, I hit upon finishing beads by coiling wire around the roundnose pliers, instead of merely finishing with a loop, and it seemed a suitable way to use the cubes. Simple, but with the devil in the details. Each cube link is connected to the next with not one, but two jumprings. This necklace has a wondrous weight, and luxurious feel to it, and I am in the process of making it into one of my newest class offerings.

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