Stiff Wire Collars
These collars are made with some stuff called "memory
wire". It's great to work with! No thread, no needles, no beeswax.
Its just me, the beads, and a pair of pliers! Until of course I finish
a necklace and decide that the beads I put at the center aren't quite
||C1. The deep blue in this necklace needed
a little copper to set the off and plenty of sparkly silver to get
their highlight to pop out.
||C2. I really like this necklace!
The green bugle beads didn't come from my usual bead sources, and
they're cut very roughly. When I use them with thread they tend to
saw right through it. But they have a beautiful, rich color. Wire
is really their medium.
||C3. The recycled necklace! I
don't just say that because these are the color you tend to find on
recycled product logos, though perhaps I was responding to subliminal
Anyway, I initially made the most awful necklace with these beads.
Bleah. I get an extra surge of happiness looking at this necklace,
knowing I rescued it from my own foolishness!
||C4. This necklace is made with carnelian.
Initially I was trying to build in the Egyptian style, but I found
that storm blue and silver suit the carnelian better than the golds
and greens I had at the time.
I've got plenty more though, and I'll be trying again!
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