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Jewelry: Necklaces (Silver Leaf Jasper) [Aug. 25th, 2009|05:08 am]
Kelly J. Cooper

Ok, next necklace: I found a strand of either 6 or 8mm silver leaf jasper at Beadworks in Harvard Square & picked it up. On the other side of a the store, I found some size 11 seed beads in the perfect shade of gray to perk up the strand. I learned the method of adding seed beads from the now defunct Blue Crystal Beadery (was in Watertown, MA).

While at Jo's place, we were poking through my bead box, looking for a focus bead, when this stone heart-shaped bead just leapt out and said USE ME! Jo and I both immediately agreed it was ridiculously perfect. Thus, I suspect that it's actually made of silver leaf jasper as well (I didn't write anything down about it when I bought it, so who knows?) although it looks like it's got more purple in the close-up picture.

Anyway, on to the pictures...

The main shot:



I rearranged how it was laid out a little bit:



Close-up of the stone heart (which took me THREE friggin' tries to successfully get it on a damned head-pin)



None are as sharp as I'd like, but again, this is from my camera rather than using my scanner as suggested by redcolumbine.

Again, it's strung on .019 SoftFlex sterling silver findings. A headpin is a piece of wire (in this case, silver) with a "head" on the end like a pin you use for sewing. But the tip is blunt, not sharp. It's meant to hold one or more beads for a dangling effect. You bend the top bit into a nice loop to put it on the necklace. Notice that I put 2 seed beads there on the necklace where it's hanging to give it a little breathing room.

I forgot to measure it, but I think it's around 17 or 18" - not a tight choker, but higher than most.

ETA: Yes, it's for sale as well. I'm thinking in the $35 range.
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[User Picture]From: catness
2009-08-25 06:50 pm (UTC)
Very nice.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2009-08-25 08:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: bookly
2009-08-26 01:19 am (UTC)
Pretty!
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2009-08-27 09:01 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: ceciliatan
2009-08-26 04:51 am (UTC)
Ooh, purty. Is this a pursuit that lets you indulge any OCD tendencies you might have? neat.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2009-08-27 09:01 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's almost as much fun as picking paint off an old radiator... Heh.
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From: ext_205599
2009-08-31 11:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks for using our wire! I'm posting a link from my blog tomorrow sometime! :)

Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2009-09-01 09:06 am (UTC)
You're welcome. I use it for most of my stringing work, actually.

There are at least 2 other recent posts where I mention it.
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