Friday, March 14, 2008

Lampwork and Crystal Necklace Set

The set today is made with sterling silver. I love to use sterling silver. It is ashamed that the price has more than doubled in the last few years. The back of this necklace was made with wire-wrapped links. The bracelet dangles are also wire wrapped. The larger blue beads are handmade lampwork beads purchased at the Grapevine bead show. The brown beads are vintage glass, crystal and cathedral beads. Also used were some silver bali beads and dark sapphire Swarovsli crystals. I made this a year or so age and I am thinking is reworking the front of the necklace. I want to change the bead caps. That is one of the great things about beading. If you get tired of something or the styles change you can just cut the necklace up and reuse the beads.

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