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It's been a day of...


Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Saturday, February 10, 2007 5:46 PM (Eastern)

...extraordinarily bad photography.



I think you need natural light to do this sort of thing. It's been overcast and raining the past few days; I've concluded that a good photograph won't be possible until it clears up.

Anyhow. I feel I am slowly, but slowly, making the kind of jewelry I want to make. Did I mention slowly? It takes a long time to get the hang of it. I owe a lot to the forum at jewelrymaking.about.com. I've been there only a short time but the level of experience of the posters is phenomenal.

I had to restring the citrine necklace anyway, to add in the "wire thimbles":


image courtesy www.rings-things.com

So I shortened it some. I hated doing that, but it does have an extender chain clasp, so it can go two inches longer. A shorter necklace is more versatile.

The pieces are finished. Whenever possible, I've "double crimped" them (some designs don't look good that way, like the three-strand jade bracelet). That means using two crimps instead of one:


image courtesy www.artbeads.com

It's best to flatten both crimps, then fold them (not flatten and fold one, then do the other).

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