Saturday, July 11, 2009

Contest Winner and Finished Rings & Things Circle Connector Necklace

Using a highly sophisticated randomizing process - writing all commenter's names on paper, cutting them into separate strips, folding and putting them in a paper bag which I shook several times and then reached into to pick the winner's name - I'm pleased to announce that Spamwarrior who writes the "How to be a Perfect Lady" blog is the winner of a customized bracelet with "blue/gray...rain colors"! If you'll send me a shipping address, I'll get to work on the bracelet and send it to you once it's done. Congratulations!

I finished the necklace that I posted about this morning. It's pretty much as sketched, except that I decided to add some detail to the place where the pendant would hang by adding a couple round pearls (they might be glass, I got them in an assortment and am not sure) with gold filled beads and roundels.

(click to enlarge for detail)

I used a circular toggle clasp with pearls snug up against wire guards to finish it off.

I'm going to have to order some gold filled wire and re-do the pearl embellishments on the connector, the gold wire I used is too reddish and doesn't quite match, but it was all I had handy in the right gauge (I think it's 26, maybe 24 gauge).

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Anonymous spamwarrior said...

Yay! I won!

That's a beautiful neckalace.

July 11, 2009 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Yay! and thank you for the compliment on the necklace - I'm quite happy with it if I say so myself...

July 11, 2009 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I'm so (sniff) happy (sniff) for Spamwarrior!!...

I have got to tell you how much I love your finished necklace. Seriously, you just keep outdoing yourself from day to day. Awesome work! :)

July 11, 2009 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you so much, Lisa!

July 12, 2009 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Dave Robertson said...

It's great how the circle motif echoes along the length of the necklace. Good design, Dawno!


July 13, 2009 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...


July 13, 2009 at 9:53 AM  

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