Materials: 18 gauge copper wire for the large links, 20 gauge copper wire for the beaded links, 3 glass beads (Blue Moon) and a bunch of copper/black/yellow “E” beads. Wire cutters, flat nose pliers, round nose pliers.
Damn, this necklace hurt to make! It took me 2 nights of casually making wire loops, then then the wire wrapped bead links. I wanted the whole thing to be handmade, so I made the clasp too…it shows. I could have done it in one night if I pushed myself. But my thumb was throbbing from working the wire around. I suppose the better I get at it the less my fingers will hurt.
The big question – what to wear it with?
I have to take the car back to the shop tomorrow – they needed to obtain a part. Estimate is between $200 and $400. But my stimulus check came today – four days early! – so it won’t hurt as much and I won’t have to juggle money to pay for it. Or put it on a credit card, which is something I didn’t want to do either. Whenever I think that I get screwed, something always happens to provide for me. It’s a good feeling.