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Holiday Spiral Choker

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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Style Holiday, Formal / Bridal
Susan Bowerman on craftsy.com

Who is this project for? Women

Susan Bowerman on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Seed and glass beads, fireline.

Susan Bowerman on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? I took a gamble on this choker, knowing I was running short on beads. It would have made a lovely bracelet, but I pushed it. As a result, it is truly a "choker" to be worn by someone tall and thin. I can wear it, and it is lovely around my neck, but most would prefer something to be a bit looser. When doing spiral rope with larger elements, an allowance needs to be made for the thickness which is being created as it spirals.

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this is beautiful Susan! I was looking thru Aga's class yesterday and I saw your post about buying some new tools! have they arrived yet and if they have do u find they make a difference? what tools did u buy? I am asking because I am in need of some new tools myself and I was just wondering if it's worth the cost to buy more expensive tools!

12/30/2012 Flag

I Linda, thank you for you kind words. I do think investing in better tools has made a difference for me. I love those tronex cutters that Aga uses. They have enabled me to really cut in tight spaces and they are wonderfully sharp. I use them on wire that is 24 gauge or higher. I also bought the tronex needle nose pliers and they are very nice, too, but I love the cutters the most. They rock! Finally, I bought those skinny pointed blue light blue handled chain nose pliers she uses with the thinner tips. These are made by xuron. I bought all of them from Amazon and love them!

12/30/2012 Flag

Thanks for the info Susan, I appreciate it very much!

01/01/2013 Flag

No problem, I love those pliers!

01/01/2013 Flag