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My Favorite DIY yet.... **My Bracelet**

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#31 Chiquita

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    Posted 30 December 2008 - 08:25 PM

    Holy cow Shelley.. yours looks fantastic!!! I don't think I could tell the difference between the real deal and yours :)

    #32 ACDCDCAC

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    Posted 30 December 2008 - 08:45 PM

    wow shell! FANTASTIC JOB! its very very beautiful!

    #33 Amy&Andy

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      Posted 30 December 2008 - 08:55 PM

      Really stunning Shelley. I would totally buy that if you sold them!

      #34 LadyCheese

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        Posted 30 December 2008 - 09:12 PM

        wow, that looks amazing!!! great job.

        #35 MsShelley


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          Posted 30 December 2008 - 10:35 PM

          thanks for all the compliments, girls! I would start selling them, but I am having too much fun right now with my own stuff.

          For those interested, here is what you need:

          Brooch (ebay - L.A. Fancy beads here eBay My World - lafancybeads
          6mm swarovski white pearls from here Artbeads.com Search Results
          5mm swarovski white pearls from artbeads.com
          4mm swarovski white pearls from artbeads.com
          6mm clear crystal rondelles from artbeads.com
          5 strand clasp (ebay)
          Jewelry wire, silver JoAnn's fabrics
          Crimping beads, silver A.C. Moore
          Open rings, silver A.C. Moore
          Jewelry pliers
          Wire cutters

          I strung the wire through the detail of the brooch securing it with a crimping bead. Repeating it five times on each side and cutting the wire about 8" long to leave plenty of room for stringing the pearls and closing.

          Next I strung the pearls through the wire in my desired pattern inserting the rondelles between some pearls. After stringing pearls I strung a crimping bead at end created a loop with the wire by inserting the wire back into the crimping bead and pulling to the desired size. Then I secured the loop with the crimping bead. I repeated this each of the 5 wires on either side the the brooch.

          Then I used the open rings to attach each of the pearl wires to the clasp. Open rings are just little circles of thicker wire that allow movement between the clasp and the wired pearls.

          Not really as bad as it sounds....

          #36 tvt

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            Posted 30 December 2008 - 10:57 PM

            that is amazing! i can't believe you made that!

            #37 ~*Lisa*~

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              Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:13 PM

              That's beautiful. Great job!

              #38 laycj18

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                Posted 31 December 2008 - 02:02 AM

                Holy Wow!! That looks amazing!

                #39 Banana11

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                  Posted 31 December 2008 - 10:50 AM

                  That is so beautiful! I agree...I would totally buy one if you sold them! Great job!

                  #40 Amarillis

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                    Posted 31 December 2008 - 11:41 AM

                    WOW... WOW .... WOW...
                    that is stunning - I cannot believe that you DIY'd that !!! fantastic job! you are the queen of DIY.

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