Here is a completed shot of the necklace I had started before. It was given as a belated birthday present to my darling coworker, whose personal coloring was perfect for the peachy bead. I was really pleased with how this piece went together.
Especially the closure. Very easy and comfortable, and she wore the necklace all day without any problem.
I made some progress on the sterling links necklace, too, even though I was lacking sterling wire.
I used these bead tip wires to wrap the cube beads in place, thus reinforcing the circles and squares theme.
And I am glad to say that I am back in business!
I got my wire order in today! 20 feet of three different gauges - this should keep me busy for a while!
I also have a commission for which I was awaiting wire to complete:
I work at a jewelry store, and one of our customers wanted to know if someone could make a clasp for the bracelet on the right like the clasp on the bracelet on the left.
Luckily, my coworker suggested I might be able to do it, and so I might. I think it should be no problem, although I will have to cut the braid and make sure it doesn't fray while I'm attaching the new clasp. I already have that worked out, too.
Unfortunately, I overdid it yesterday and found my hands were aching all day today. Time to give myself a break - right when I have so many interesting projects to work on!