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Making a necklace...a statement

Posted by Jacqueline Arroyo on Thursday, August 25, 2011, In : Crafting 
By now I've made several of these statement necklaces, and it never ceases to amaze me how many different ways a few relatively mundane elements can be combined to make a glorious statement.

In the beginning, I mostly used beads that I happened to have in my crafting arsenal.  Things that I had bought a while back but had not had the chance to use yet. 

This one was the first statement necklace I ever made.  I called it Bahama Fantasy.  Back then I tried to get creative with my titles.  I've s...

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Upcycling a Ring Out of a Bracelet

Posted by Jacqueline Arroyo on Monday, August 8, 2011, In : Crafting 
This is a very fun metal spiral ring that came out of a slight misfortune. I found that one of the silver bracelets I used to use for belly dancing had snapped where the soldering used to be, and this gave me an idea. I pictured right away a spiral ring, like the ones you usually see in those snake like Egyptian theme jewelry items.

So I spiraled it around, added some beads, and there you go! I purposely left the beads loose, as to give me something to play with (I like to fidget with s...
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