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Glass Whimsy

Oct 2, 2009
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Designer: Denise Peck
Published: October 2, 2009
Technique: Wirework

This vibrant necklace was created using hollow Lampworked glass beads, disk beads, silver wire and a beautiful silver chain. The vivid color yet simplicity of this piece would be an asset to any jewlery box and would be a great project for beginners. Originally published in Creative Jewelry, 2009.


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Eva Rosado wrote
on Oct 2, 2009 7:10 PM
It looks so pretty that I whant to make this proyect. Eva
HeatherH@68 wrote
on Oct 5, 2009 3:53 PM
It is a great necklace & looks like you could wear it with many outfits. I will definetely be making one similar but what I need to know is, What is German Silver? How does it compare to sterling or plated? Heather
on Oct 6, 2009 8:39 AM
Very nice necklace!! I will be making something similar. What is German Silver? I seen that Heather asked that above? Thanks Stephanie
sunshine@24 wrote
on Oct 7, 2009 10:30 AM
Ok Hi, I am new my name is sunshine and I love this necklace like everyone else I want to know about German Silver and also I see you said disk beads and that is something I am not sure of Thank you
sbsusan wrote
on Oct 8, 2009 9:04 PM
German Silver is not actually silver at all. I know that nickel is the main "ingredient" if not the only one.. i do know it is inexpensive..i bought some from my instructor at one of my jewelry workshop classes at my local "adult ed" classes so that's where i got my info....great place to learn new techniques and get the opportunity to use machinery most of us could not afford, much less have room for..check your local city college to see if they have "continuing or adult ed classes" very cheap, sometimes free!
Mary Tere wrote
on Oct 10, 2009 3:08 PM
Hi it's a pretty necklace it so dificult to make?
on Oct 26, 2009 8:51 AM
FYI - German silver, also called nickel silver. Def. from Wikipedia: Nickel silver is a metal alloy of copper with nickel and often but not always zinc. The usual formulation is 60% / 20% / 20% Copper / Nickel / Zinc It is named for its silvery appearance, but contains no elemental silver unless plated. Other common names for this alloy are German silver, paktong, new silver and alpacca (or alpaca).
Lika2 wrote
on Dec 11, 2009 4:12 PM

Funny and elegant!

on Feb 5, 2010 6:31 AM

Anyone know where to buy these gorgeous beads?  Please email me at: cherrychnagan@hotmail.com

Thanks,

Cheryl.