Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday Miscellany - Rings & Things June Blog Partner Review Continues: Three Soft Flex Trios Necklace Experiments

Over the weekend I experimented with my Soft Flex Trios which were my choice for the June Rings & Things blog partner's review. The first one used Amethyst colored wire and an assortment of purple beads I got from a bead of the month club run by Elise Matthesen. I curled a couple of the wires using my round nosed pliers to add a bit of a sculptural look. I also figured out the Figure-8 knot, thanks to the SoftFlex website.

The next one I did using Quartz (white) Soft Flex from the Romance Trio and a number of Swarovski drops, beads and briolettes as well as some glass roundel spacers. I used an Opaline bead in the center, from a strand I got at the Rings & Things bead tour plus clear, translucent white, and opalescent beads I've collected from various sources (including a great Etsy shop, Prolifique) for this one.

The final one uses two shades of green from the Renewal Trio - Emerald and Chrysoprase. I used some sea-green pressed glass and Czech Druk beads, as well as a silver plated shell charm that came with May's The Beadin' Path bead club. I wanted an 'under the ocean' look to this one, so I again used the round nose pliers to curl the wires. I thought that would give the impression of a bed of seaweed and I thought the circles of Chrysoprase Soft Flex, with the Jonquil Druk beads looked rather like bubbles.

As always, I'm very interested in your thoughts about these ideas.

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Blogger Dave Robertson said...

Oh my my, those curly drops stand out as a unique & attractive design element. Good work with the wire, Dawno!


June 29, 2009 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...


June 29, 2009 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger JustATish said...

Very nice! love it!

June 29, 2009 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Softflexgirl said...

Love the green - I'm way into green these days. :)

June 29, 2009 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thanks Tish, and Sara, thank you for stopping by, too!

Green is my favorite color and I have so little jewelry in it, going to have to remedy that...

June 29, 2009 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

AWESOME! Ok, this is the coolest thing ever!! Wow!! Wonderful job! Great write up on softflex girl blog!

June 29, 2009 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thanks, Lisa!

June 29, 2009 at 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

I love the little twists you did with the Trios wire Dawno! That really gives the necklaces a playful look!

July 7, 2009 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thanks, Cindy!

July 7, 2009 at 4:17 PM  

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