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Friday, April 9, 2010

Rose Bouquet Necklace

This Thai silver rose pendant is absolutely exquisite. I wanted to create a sophisticated, garden inspired necklace featuring this rose in a cluster, surrounded by gorgeous gemstone beads that include blue topaz, pink topaz, chrysophrase and rhodonite.

To create this necklace, attach beads and charms to a piece of chains. The rose pendant is attached to the chain with a jump ring and all of the gemstone beads are wire wrapped and attached to the chain as well. I chose beads that were no larger than 6mm so that the rose pendant would remain the focal point of the piece.

When beads are wire wrapped and attached to chain, they dangle elegantly. Using this technique to attach beads to chain can also be used to create earrings.

If you are new to wire wrapping and want to learn how to wire wrap top drilled gemstone beads (mostly tear drop shaped briolettes with the holes drilled horizontally across the top), click here to see illustrated wire wrapping instructions on our Bead Bee website.

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