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Friday, August 22, 2014

Autumn Leaf necklace -- Sold!

This elegant  hand crafted fall leaf necklace made with polymer clay and copper wire is sold and I have orders for more!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Sold! Autumn Leaves Earrings

This is the second pair of leaf earrings.  They are made with polymer clay and copper ear wires, wood beads and glass pearls. These earrings are sold.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Here are some helpful charts for necklaces, bracelets etc. from Fabucrafts in Woodbridge, Ontario
 Bead Size                       STRANDLENGTH
                            1"       4"     16"    20"    24"    28"    32"
  • 3mm        8.46    33.8    136    170    204    237    272
  • 4mm        6.35    25.4    102    127    153    178    204
  • 5mm        5.08    20.32    82    102    125    143    164
  • 6mm        4.23    16.9      68      84    101    118    136
  • 7mm        3.62    14.4      58      70     86     101    116
  • 8mm        3.17    12.68    51      64     76       89    102
  • 10mm      2.54    10.16    41      51     61       71      82
  • 12mm      2.11      8.44    34      42     51       59      68
  • 14mm      1.81      7.24    29      36     43       50      58
  • 16mm      1.58      6.32    25      32     38       44      50
  • 18mm      1.41      5.64    23      28     34       39      46
  • BRACELETS

    Bracelets
    What is the right bracelet length for you?
    Jewellery bracelets are beautiful and fun. But there is nothing quite as annoying as a bracelet that is too large or too small is there? Especially when you really love that bracelet ... oh, but only if it was the right size!

    People tend to either like their bracelets be a draping fit or a snugger fit.

    As a general rule, for a draping fit, bracelets should be about 2 to 2.5 cm larger than the measured circumference of the wrist.

    For a snug fit (doesn't drape onto the back of the hand), about 1.5 to 2 cm larger than the wrist circumference.

    To measure your wrist circumference, use a non-stretch tape measure, string, or ribbon. Place it around the widest part of the wrist (over the knobby part) - snugly but not too tight.
  • NECKLACE

    Necklace
    What is the right necklace length for the occasion?
    Ever wondered about the lengths of necklaces? What lengths should you make? Are there guidelines or standards?

    The following information, compiled from various sources, will help you design just the length you need.

    Name
    Length
    Desc.
    Comments

     (inches)
     (cm)


    collar choker
    12-13"
    31-33 cm
    sits snugly at the middle of the neck
    complements off-shoulder, v-neck, boat neck necklines
    choker
    14-16"
    36-41 cm
    just on or above collarbone
    a classic & versatile length.  Suits formal & informal wear
    princess
    17-19"
    43-48 cm
    ends a little below collar bone
    probably the most common length. Suits high and low necklines.
    matinee
    20-25"
    51-64 cm
    ends just at top of bust
    most popular of longer styles.  Complement low & highnecklines.  Formal & casual wear.
    opera
    26-36"
    66-91 cm
    over bustline
    versatile: can be worn in single strand or doubled over.  Can be knotted at neckline or above bust, etc.
    rope
    37-45"
    94-114 cm
    long
    tip: can be knotted and flung over shoulder
    lariat
    48++ "
    122++ cm
    very long
    like the rope, it usually has no clasp.  One end loops through the other.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013