Robins Egg Nest Ring **PIC HEAVY**

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by missred871, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA
    this is my bird nest ring entry for the state fair's beadwork competition

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  2. Plucky Pullet

    Plucky Pullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like that, it is very original. Good luck for the fair!!
     
  3. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA
    Quote:thanks, yeah I have made a few different ones I have sold one with a red lampwork bead but I also have one with 3 freshwater pearls, i like to weave nest but it is very time and painstaking LOL.
     
  4. AllTheseCreatures

    AllTheseCreatures Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It's beautiful, my eyeballs and my finger tips hurt just thinking about how long it took to make. [​IMG]

    So I'm guessing Copper wire with Labradorite chips? What stone did you use for the egg?
     
  5. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm also curious about what gauge the wire is. How small is that stuff?

    Very, very nice!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Oooh, pretty! Good luck at the fair!
     
  7. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA
    Quote:It's beautiful, my eyeballs and my finger tips hurt just thinking about how long it took to make. [​IMG]

    So I'm guessing Copper wire with Labradorite chips? What stone did you use for the egg?

    great guess! yes and yes, it is turquoise, there is a spot on the bottom side, i wanted it to be clean though for the egg.
     
  8. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA
    mom'sfolly :

    I'm also curious about what gauge the wire is. How small is that stuff?

    Very, very nice!!!!!!!!!!!

    28 gauge, teeny tiny and it kinks if you arent very very careful during the weaving LOL​
     
  9. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I've used 28 gauge silver, the copper must be even more difficult to work with because it so soft. I think that would make me scream with frustration, although I love working with copper.

    Again, very nice!
     
  10. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA
    mom'sfolly :

    I've used 28 gauge silver, the copper must be even more difficult to work with because it so soft. I think that would make me scream with frustration, although I love working with copper.

    Again, very nice!

    Yeah I like working with the copper. It is frustrating but rewarding I think it has more character than silver but I like silver better than gold, probably because I dont wear gold with the exception of my grandmothers college ring.​
     

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