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Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Lampworked Glass Beads and Metal Charms, Drops and Focals
"None of this 'personalized jewelry' ever quite fits me," I complained to my friend as we looked through pendant necklaces at the mall.
"Well why don't you make one that fits then?" she asked.
So I did! Halloween is probably my favorite holiday, so of course a jack-o-lantern was necessary. I've always been an avid swimmer and was a volunteer lifeguard, but I didn't want those typical whistles, so I found a much prettier (and prettier sounding) round tube whistle. Next is a picture of Roxy, my furbaby. Ducks are probably my favorite animal (after my dog of course), and that duck bead is too stinkin' adorable. I tend to be shy, so I added the bird in a cage to remind myself to not be closed off. I can play a few chords and I love music, so a guitar charm was a must-have. And finally, I've been told I have a spiritual vibe, so a Fatima hand was the perfect addition--plus it has sparkly rhinestones. I had a ton of fun making this necklace and it always ends up being a conversation starter. I'm even making some for my girlfriends!
-- Designer --
Rose, Jewelry Designer, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
To learn more about Rose Wingenbach, read her jewelry artist success story here
- Bead, lampworked glass, opaque yellow and orange, 20x18mm duck
- Charm, gold-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 21x14mm single-sided bird in cage
- Charm, antique gold-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 22x20mm single-sided jack-o-lantern with movable arms and legs
- Charm, antique gold-plated pewter (tin-based alloy), 26x8mm single-sided guitar
- Drop, antique gold-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 22x19mm single-sided rectangle frame with 17x14.5mm rectangle setting
- Drop, Czech glass rhinestone and gold-finished ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), clear, 22x17mm single-sided Fatima hand with cutouts and 2mm faceted round
- Focal, gold-finished brass, 31x6mm round tube whistle with lines
- Bead cap, gold-plated brass, 3x1mm ribbed round, fits 2-4mm bead
- Jump ring, gold-plated brass, 7mm round, 5.1mm inside diameter, 18 gauge
- Head pin, gold-plated brass, 2 inches, 21 gauge
- Ear wire, gold-plated brass, 18mm perfect balance angular fishhook with 3.5mm stardust ball and open loop, 22 gauge
- Chain, gold-plated steel, 2.4mm diamond, 24 inches with springring clasp
- Top coat, Signature Series Magic-Glos by Lisa Pavelka, non-toxic dimensional gloss
- Torch, Max Flame
- Pliers, bent-nose
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, flush-cutter
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