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Creating...
Oh what a fun evening!  My friend Ty wanted to make a necklace to go with a particular slinky sexy dress.  She thought about buying one but I say why?  Especially if one can make it.  After all, she has me, right?  So off to the Bead Shop on Magazine.  We buy some bronze chain, coral, turquoise, Swarovski crystal, and a flower by Vintage.  


1.  Making the components.

 I had no idea what I was doing!  I just wrapped wire around this bead turquoise to secure it to the flower.  Some sort of bird's nest action going on. 
2.  We measured the length of each chain and made many adjustments.

3.  Placing the components in the proper place. 
What are the proper places?  We don't know.  We just played with it.


4.  Final Piece!  Yay!  Ty danced around the room and pretended to pick things up.  You know...going through the motions.  We had to test the integrity of the necklace.  It passed and got the Kalaya and Ty seal of approval.

We thought it turned out real nice.  I generally don't do necklaces like this but it wasn't too bad. Oh...Good Times! 

SECOND ADVENTURE
  My friend asked me to put some dangles on one pair of those silver hoop earrings that I posted earlier.  So I did.  I balled up some 18 gauge fine silver wire and enameled the ends.  I tell you it is always a challenge to enamel balled up wire.  The enamel just wants to bounce but eventually it yielded. 
Oh...I should of shot a picture before I patinated.  I just had to patina it.  It was way too shiny for me. So now I am happier with the outcome.  Not to shabby, eh?

Here lies bracelet No. 2000...okay maybe not that many but I've got to be on number 20. I decided to go for a more eastern look.  The bracelet was supposed to be for me but my Mom saw it and claimed it for herself.  What about me!?  I need more bracelets.  I guess it's back to the drawing board for me.  

So far it's been a weekend of creating.  Now it's time to go shopping!

Namaste
Kalaya

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  1. Hey Oxigirl! The necklace looked great with my dress and I had a blast making it! I also love my earrings! We'll have to get together soon to make some more awesome creations :)

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