Category Archives: Necklaces

Polishing a Delicate Wire Link Necklace in a Rotary Tumbler

The delicate necklace shown here was so badly tarnished that I decided that the best way to restore its original luster and silver color would be to polish it in a Rotary Tumbler just like I did when I first … Continue reading

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Egyptian Link with Beads – Updated Method

Sometime ago I posted a blog article on “How to Add Beads to the Classic Egyptian Link.” This method involved adding the bead to the link after the link was formed. Recently I have changed my method and now add … Continue reading

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Creating Jewelry Objects Composed with Concentric Rectangles

The two pairs of earrings on the right side show rice paper beads framed within a series of concentric rectangular forms, and the pair of earrings on the left represents small watercolor on paper paintings framed by concentric rectangular forms. … Continue reading

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Bridging Links: Combining Beads and Watercolor Paper Shapes into Unit Form Constructions

The necklace shown here is an example of a “Unit Form” watercolor paper necklace in which the individual unit forms are linked together using a bridging link. Both end loops of the bridging link are locked closed with tightly wrapped coils.  This type of … Continue reading

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Creating an Adjustable Length Necklace

  The image on the right illustrates a traditional sliding knot clasp. When using a sliding knot,  I like to resolve the ends of the cord with beads. The sliding knot clasp is one of the most efficient and economical … Continue reading

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