July 10th, 2014
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The 0.38mm 7 Strand Beadalon crinkle wire is a great product to use if you are looking for a unique finish. The irregular bends in the wire create a rustic, less polished effect and as the wire comes in a variety of colours, it will cater for almost every style and taste.
We have recently introduced a new line of 8-22mm freshwater pearl beads and I was excited to find that they are sold by the string. The colour range is so beautiful; I would love to make different variations to go with every outfit.
I decided to go for a mixture of Teal and Peacock because the beads are all different shapes and sizes, so the contrast would work well. With a beach theme in mind, I can definitely imagine wearing these on holiday with a lovely tan.
I have combined 3mm sea bamboo semi-precious beads with 6mm Czech faceted beads in shades of Pink/Blue Green and the Purple Iris/Aqua. These are mixed with 6mm Round Polaris style beads in Matte Red colour.
To represent the sea I decided to choose a new Swarovski Xilion bicones colour called Provence Lavender-Chrysolite Blend, teaming that with 6mm Fern Green AB 2x as they compliment the fresh water pearls beautifully.
I used 1.5mm crimp beads either side of the beads as I found these worked better when putting the 3mm crimp covers on.
Once all my lengths were finished I used the 3.5mm EZ Crimp end, I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE these, they are so easy to use and look so neat.
I decided to make earrings to match my necklace and I’m so glad I did. The crinkle wire adds something a little different to your jewellery. It manages to create texture and depth, whilst still looking delicate.
Having used this wire for the first time I was really pleased with the results, and I will definitely be making more Jewellery using the crinkle wire, maybe gold next time.
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