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Green Venetian glass heart pendant
posted by Colleen Shirazi, April 17, 2007 at 6:07 PM (Pacific)

venetian glass heart pendant

venetian glass heart pendant

Isn't that just a beautiful green color? The picture's pretty accurate...it has green and blue glass in it.

This also represents me being tired of buying stuff. lol I decided to try my hand making a wire bail. It's nice...the fine gauge wire in the back doesn't show much when it's on. I could also make it fancier by wrapping the entire bail in fine gauge wire, but I thought I'd save that for another bail.

I'm also in the process of making some end caps out of wire. What with the E-6000 working so well, it occurred to me that handmade end caps would work just as well as bought ones...and again, I'm tired of buying stuff!

As it is, I'm out of 22 gauge wire...so trying to think of ways of trimming my costs.

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Venetian glass bead, leather cord necklace
posted by Colleen Shirazi, at 4:08 PM (Pacific)

venetian glass bead, leather cord necklace

venetian glass bead, leather cord necklace

Looks like I've found my model at last! The scale is a bit off, but I love this picture...one of my all-time favorite actresses.

I've decided in favor of this piece even though it is not a conventional design. When it's on, the chains in front hang in a sort of butterfly shape.

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Venetian glass heart necklace
posted by Colleen Shirazi, February 12, 2007 at 3:44 PM (Pacific)



Okey dokey...the Hypo Cement alone was not enough to anchor the end caps (see previous posts). Not that it should have been; it was sold as a "glue-in and crimp" clasp. I was just seeing if it would work with glue alone.

Part of it could have been that I didn't get enough glue in there (Hypo Cement tends to come out even when you don't squeeze the tube), part of it could have been that it didn't cure long enough (the end cap is completely closed on one end after all).

I gave it the full 24 hours and then tried pulling it. One end felt loose, the other less so. I started crimping the bottom of the loose-feeling cap and gave it a pull. The entire cord came out. :p I pushed the cord back in and this time really crimped it...and tried pulling it. Basically I pulled it up to the point that the leather started to stretch...I expect the clasp to be secure. Crimping it did work.

Anyhow it's done, except that I'll attach an extender chain when I get some.

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Venetian glass heart pendant
posted by Colleen Shirazi, February 11, 2007 at 3:53 PM (Pacific)



I'm planning to make a series of these actually, using different Italian glass heart beads. This is a blue bead my daughter discovered in a bead shop, combined with Bali sterling spacer beads and a Swarovski roundelle.

This is going to go on the leather cord necklace when the latter is done.

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