Monday, February 23, 2009

february snow deluxe

i wired a necklace together today using all the dirty snow lentil beads - 16 in all.
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it's a bit over the top in terms of luxe - but i love pearls.
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each hand pressed glass lentil is like a little painting.
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every bead started with a base of dark ivory glass wrapped in ribbons of cims canyon de chelly,
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then other bits of color were added here and there. finally, each bead was decorated with lines and dots of double helix psyche.
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i did not use a traditional press, but rather a pair of stainless steel ice tongs to shape these beads.
i wanted these beads to be more organic than the uniform ones that are made a press.
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the entire necklace is constructed with 26 gauge sterling silver wire.
each bead has a tiny hand faceted opal tucked into each end to stabilize its wrapped wire link.
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the necklace.
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2 comments:

Steph said...

yummy necklace! LOve the clasp too!

ozjane said...

That is just glorious.
Nice and long and just fabulous.
Are you selling it, or keeping that one as a special one?
Have you entered my giveaway..or do you not like bags?
I will consult re colors with the winner.