Second Necklace for my wife
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Second Necklace for my wife
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Posted on Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:33 pm
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My wife's birthday is coming up again, and I made her a new necklace. I bought Chained awhile back, and the Rondo A La Byzantine necklace just jumped out at me as a beautiful project that my wife would love. So, after a few false starts (got the wrong size rings for Helm chain the first go around), I started on it. Last night (actually, 3 hours last night, and off and on at work today, with about 45 minutes for the beads). Surprisingly, the weave itself wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.

I used rings from TheRingLord, and the drops are just some store bought Czech beads from HobbyLobby. I had to buy some ball point beading wires to string the beads. First time doing that, so the wires are a little longer than I wanted, and I had to set them at a funky angle due to space.




There are some issues with it. My "medium" rings (to use the term Rebecca Mojica uses in Chained) are, I believe, the wrong gauge, and so the AR is rather high. My Byzantine connectors have 4 rings instead of 2 or 3, and it still looks rather loose. I still have leftover rings. Should I try it again with smaller connector rings?



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Posted on Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:47 pm
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Yeah, I think you are right about the "medium" rings being either too large in inner diameter or too small in wire diameter. It makes it look a bit floppy at the bottom. But hey! You're learning and doing very well in my opinion. Keep weaving and having fun! Also, you are much faster at completing a piece than I am. It takes me forever. Smile


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Posted on Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:49 pm
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Well, for my tastes, I agree. The helm looks great, it's just the byz sections that are very floppy. If you're going for a shaggy look, I think it would work great but personally I like tight weaves. Smile

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Posted on Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:28 pm
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Like said, it is shaggy, but the look works.
Smaller rings could work, but it would be tricky to find the exact size.

Nice work with the closures (I think... I can't see any... thats a really good sign ^^).

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