I had seen these wire wrapped links in Janice Berkebile and Tracy Stanley's wonderful book, Making Wire and Bead Jewelry. Both of these designers are two of my favorite wireworkers. My goal is to someday take a class with one or the other, preferably both, of them! I had also seen similar links in Kerry Bogert's book Totally Twisted. I really liked them and decided to make a necklace with some green quartz beads I had. I know they look yellow, and they are yellow, but they're considered green quartz! The wrapped wire on top of the beads is another new-to-me technique I learned from the book. Anyway, you can see the results in the picture. I was running out of wire so I finished the necklace with interconnected jump rings and a clasp I made following directions from Janice and Tracy's book. It's become one of my favorite necklaces and I wear it a lot. I love the boldness of it and the fact that it's very comfortable to wear, even in the warm summer weather.
Here's a close up.
I have other things to show you, so I'll continue my run down of summer projects in future posts.
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