by Irene McIntosh.
Your challenge was very timely for me since I’d spent part of the holiday season reorganizing my work space. While I had a pretty good idea of what stock was squirreled away, I took my inspiration from the scrap wire jar.
(One of the first good habits I learned when starting wire work was to save all the pieces. Never know when they could come in handy.)
I started with an 18″ piece of aluminum wire (12g)that was leftover from a cuff bracelet project and created scroll-shaped links. Other materials used were the blue shell “donuts”(leftover from a custom necklace order several years ago), pewter ball spacers (to fill the centers) and 20g silver art wire. The finished length is 36”.
To test-drive my jewelry for design flaws, I usually wear it at least once before putting it up for sale. Found this very lightweight so I’ll probably be using this scroll link again.
Thanks for putting out the challenge, Rena. It was a good reminder that creativity can come where least expected.
What a wonderful necklace from things just laying around. Like the blue colors and the scroll shaped links.