Jamie Hogsett

Sophisticated Trios Necklace

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Guest Blogger: Jamie Hogsett
Sparkling Necklace made with the Sophisticated Trios Set

I'm in New York this week, exploring the city with my mom and one of my cousins, so I wanted to show you a big, fabulous necklace that makes me think of this big, fabulous city. This has been a very popular necklace at the last few bead shows. It's made with lots of CRYSTALLIZED Swarovski Elements, including a huge crystal golden shadow pendant; lots of crystal beads in topaz, crystal copper, black diamond, Siam, and padparadscha satin; and crystal pearls in copper.

The bail is made with six strands of wire from the Sophisticated Trios wire set, two strands each of Coral, Onyx, and Antique Brass wires and a 3mm crimp tube. (I love 3mm crimp tubes - the fact that they'll hold more than a dozen wire ends at a time makes them super versitile.) There are also six strands in the necklace. Each strand is strung with an assortment of beads and the wire is wrapped around and doubled through certain beads (those with holes large enough to accommodate two strands) to add texture and dimention to the piece and to show off the colored wire. Look for this project (and instructions to make it) soon in the Free Projects section of the Soft Flex Company School of Design!

Jamie Hogsett is the Education Coordinator for Soft Flex Company. Contact her at Jamie@SoftFlexCompany.com or via her blog at jamiehogsett.blogspot.com.

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