Sunday, March 28, 2010

Week 13-Rock Quartz and Fine Silver Necklace



I've had this big honking rock crystal quartz briolette for awhile, and when I say big I mean it's 1 1/8" tall by 3/4" wide. I suppose I could have just wrapped it and put it on a chain but noooo, I had to try and get fancy with it. Maybe the folks who are so good at these vining type settings can visualize them in their head but I can't. So I just grab wire and start twirling it. The fact that it was 16 gauge wire didn't make it any easier and I actually had to anneal it a couple of times while I was messing around with it. I ended up with some awkward looking spaces in the middle, hence the pearls. I'm still undecided about this one. Maybe it will grow on me.

16 comments:

  1. Ohh, pretty.

    We all see our "mistakes", luckily everyone else just sees something pretty. I love the pearls, and the chain.

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  2. Nancy, You don't see how very good you are with this vining! This piece is amazing, the pearls appear to be 'planned'.
    Watching you do so well, makes me want to keep trying at this myself.
    This is much more beautiful than you realize!

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  3. LOL Thanks, Mary! Your comments are very encouraging.

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  4. The only words is SPECTACULAR. Very creative and beautiful.

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  5. Actually I love it. Spectacular describes it well.

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  6. Wow Nancy...you are unsure about this one? I keep coming back to see this and drool over it! It has stolen my heart!

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  7. Thanks, Swati! You know I love your work so I value your opinion.

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  8. Always the last to know ... this piece is sensational & completely desirable.

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  9. This is a beautiful necklace. It looks like it should be in the royal jewel case. I can't believe you doubt your ability. Pat Angell

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Sorry I had to turn off comments for a while as I was getting spammed to death. For people wondering where to get the free tutorials, they are available at Szarka's website, www.magpiegemstones.com. Click on the resources and tutorials link. Thanks, Nancy

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