My Favorite Necklace & Why

My Favorite Necklace and Why

My very favorite necklace.

As you may imagine – and as may be the case for you if you make jewelry, too – I have a significant amount of jewelry.  There are pieces that I wear with certain outfits, pieces for special occasions only and pieces that I wear only once in a while.

Every so often I get hooked on a piece of jewelry that I wear all the time, even almost every single day.

For me, that is this necklace.

My Favorite Necklace and Why

I wear this necklace all the time.  The other day I was at my stepdaughter’s graduation party and I had given my stepdaughter an album filled with photos I had taken for prom for her.  I was in one of the photos and I was wearing this necklace.  I was also wearing the necklace at the party.  My mom pointed this out to me and really all I could do was laugh.  What can I say?  I love this necklace.

But why?

So if you’ve been following along with this blog, you may have done my free mini workshop this week.  (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) I mentioned that turquoise was one of my favorite colors.  That I wear mostly black and white, but when I do wear colors, the colors I most often wear are in the turquoise/green/blue color scheme.  So that brings us to the first reason I love this necklace.

#1  It’s one of my favorite colors. 

It matches my outfits when I do wear colors.  I also wear it with my black and white outfits, too and it adds a pop of color to them.

#2  It’s my favorite stone.

The necklace using my favorite stone, which is turquoise.  I have a lot of turquoise jewelry.  Turquoise is a protector stone and I love that about it, but I mostly love the color.

#3  It goes with a lot of my outfits.

I mentioned this above, but it goes with a lot of my clothes.

#4  I love the design.

I absolutely love this design.  As you may know, I really like simple, clean jewelry designs.  This piece is a little more complicated, but it’s still simple in design.

I also love that it combine techniques.  My husband even noticed it the first time I wore it.  Well, he said that necklace looks like 2 of your necklaces combined.

And that was really the point with this necklace.  Combining designs in a different way.

#5  I love wearing my own designs and I’m particularly proud of this one.

This necklace feels like me.  I designed it.  People will often comment on my jewelry and I’m especially proud to tell them that I designed and made this piece.

My Favorite Necklace and Why

What’s your favorite piece of jewelry and why?

It can be a piece that you made or not.  What do you love about the jewelry piece?  Why do you love it.  Dig down and use it as inspiration for your next jewelry design.

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How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle Earrings

Wire Wrapped Triange EarringsThese pretty natural turquoise and copper wire wrapped earrings are the perfect compliment to the Wire Wrapped Charm Pendant.

These gorgeous natural turquoise nuggets are the same ones from Happy Mango Beads that I used in that tutorial, too.

Here’s how to make the Wire Wrapped Triangle Earrings:

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsMaterials and Tools:

Step #1

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle Earrings

Cut about a five inch length of the 20 gauge copper wire.

Step #2

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsGrab the wire part way down the wire and bend it around one barrel of the round nose pliers.

Step #3

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsTake the wire off the round nose pliers.

Grasp the loop between the pliers of chain nose pliers.  Wrap around the wire a few times.

Step #4

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsCut off any excess wire and make sure the end is tucked in and not poking out.

Step #5

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsSlide one of the natural turquoise nuggets on the wire.

Step #6

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsRepeat steps #2 through #4 for the other side of the bead.

Step #7

Repeat for the second turquoise nugget.

Step #8

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsCut 2 pieces of wire about 5 inches long,one for each earring.

HINT:  It is better to make both of the pair at the same time to make sure they’re the same size.

Step #9

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHolding the wire in the middle of wire, fold the wire in half.

Step #10

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsStill holding the wire, make a loop.

Step #11

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsThen twist the wire.

Step #12

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsTwist it again.

Step #13

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsPull the wire off the round nose pliers.  Then carefully push the ends closer together, but make sure that the wraps don’t unwrap.

Step #14

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsMake a loop at the end of each side.

Step #15

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsAdjust the width between the 2 loops so it’s the size of the wire wrapped link you made earlier.

Step #16

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsOpen 2 jump rings.

Step #17

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle Earrings

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsAttach a loop from the bead link to a link of the triangle with the jump ring.  Then attach the other side.

Repeat for the other earring.

Step #18

Then you can add earring wires.

I didn’t have any pre-made copper earring wires, so I made some of my own.

Step #19

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsCut a piece of wire about 2 and 1/2 inches.

Step #20

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsWrap the wire around a ring mandrel or other round item to make a curve as seen.

Step #21

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsPut a loop in one end.

Step #22

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsPut a bend in the other end of the wire.  This isn’t necessary, but it looks nicer.

Step #23

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsOpen up the loop.

Step #24

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsHow to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsPlace the loop of the triangle in and then close the loop.

Repeat for the second earring.

How to Make Wire Wrapped Triangle EarringsWire Wrapped Triange EarringsLearn how to make the matching Wire Wrapped Charm Pendant by clicking here.

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