Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Miscellany - Another Design from the Rings & Things July Goodies


Back in July I received a goodie pack from Rings & Things and I almost immediately got inspired by the four loop round connector and made a necklace with it right away. However, I stalled out with the other connectors, trying this thing and that. I am very close to having designs figured out for them and copper gluable bail, so I'll be posting about them this week.

This weekend, though, I finished a piece using the Lime CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements 8mm faceted cube crystal, 0.8-1.2mm hole. #5601 and Montana/Aurora Borealis CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements 8mm faceted cube crystal, 0.8-1.2mm hole. #5601. I strung the cubes together with some antique gold colored spacer beads, put french wire around the ends that I crimped to the larger rings and used jump ring connections to complete one half of the chain. Then I used a sheer ribbon for the other half, crimping the end and attaching to a lobster claw to hook through a final jump ring that's under one of the bows to the left, below.



I think this would look great with a little black dress for going out, but I can also see it dressing up a black tee-shirt under a jacket to wear with black jeans to the office come fall.

I'm still dying to find an online supplier for the Beadalon square knot connectors - if you know of one, please comment!


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4 Comments:

Blogger Dave Robertson said...

This unique design was worth waiting for :) and I very much like your novel 3-part design. Ribbon with chain and strung beads makes quite the visual treat.

--Dave

August 24, 2009 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you, Dave!

August 24, 2009 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh is that the cutest design! I love your versatility!!

August 27, 2009 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you, Lisa - just taking those baby steps out of the comfie zone!

August 27, 2009 at 8:58 PM  

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