Friday, December 24, 2010

Copper Necklace with African Bloodstone Set

Jo got her package in the mail and couldn't wait for Christmas to open it. In that package was a set I made her. Now that she has opened it, I can post it :)

I did some browsing online, looking for what is 'in' right now and did a mash up of several different designs. This is what I came up with.

I made the copper chain the focal. I love this big chain and it is surprisingly light. I added African bloodstone, shell pearls, swarovski crystals, and amazonite chips, copper spacers and beadcaps as the accents. I have had these shell pearls and bloodstones since JUNE!!!! I got them when the Rings & Things Bead Show came to town. Bloodstone is her favorite, and I had never seen the African variety. I was very excited! This is a first for me, keeping a secret that long :)

Close up of the grouping

Wire wrapped the stones, added swarovski dangles, and made hand wound links to finish off the bracelet.

Wire wrapped the top of the bead.....these beads are slick, and it was a bit of a chore to get the wrap just right, for that controlled sloppy that I look for.

Jo had her Christmas early and I hope yours is full of joy and happiness!!

Merry Christmas!!!

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