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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

A Little Glitz, A Little Glamour


Today I am going to share with you a necklace I made.  It happened by chance.  I was at work a couple of Friday's ago and the night before my boss had called me at home and told me that she had a job for me to do when I got to work.  It was to bezel around a big Rivoli.  In non-beaders terms that meant she wanted me to bead around this big diamond shaped crystal.  When you bezel around something (these things usually don't have holes in them like beads do) so you can make it into a pendant or add it to some metals.  I had just finished beading around the Rivoli when the gal who wanted the piece done came into the shop.  She had asked about the smaller Rivolis.  I had no idea so I call the boss and she has me bezel around 2 of those too.  When the bossy boss (Jill)!! LOL came in we discussed doing another smaller Rivoli for the bracelet, just in case.  It doesn't take long to do the small ones and when I got it done we were checking around the shop for some metal findings to set the bezel on and then have that go on top of the bracelet.  Oh, I didn't describe the bracelet to you. It was just 5 or 6 strands of 4mm Swarovski coral colored pearls that matched the 6 strand draping necklace.  When she picked up this metal piece and set the Rivoli in the center, my eyes lit up!  Fortunately for me it didn't work for the bracelet and I bought the metal piece along with the Rivoli and some flat back rhinestones. Those are seen in the flower centers and on the leaves.  I bezeled the Rivoli and glued it in place, added the flat backs and set it all aside until the morning.  Then I added the chain, jump rings and a clasp.  I am going to make a pair of earrings to match and when I get the last one done I will share that with you too.

So this is my excuse for not having a card to post for you!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

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