Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bead Table Wednesday-The Missing Links

The missing links for the necklace by Bay Moon Design
Bead Table Wednesday is designed by Heather Powers to have us share what is on our bead table.  This week I am working on my links for a very special necklace.  Sacaccino gifted me a gorgeous blue and white pendant with a deer and tree that she made from polymer clay.  I have been planning on making a necklace with it for a while.  I wanted to do it justice and I think I will. What was missing from completing the necklace were links.   I made these 5 sterling silver links to incorporate into the necklace and really make her pendant pop.
The MIssing Link by Cindy Wimmer
I made the links with the help of Cindy Wimmer's terrific book The Missing Link.  I have reread the book several times and I followed her advice and bought a tumbler.  I also bought some metals in the the proper gauges to use.

Lortone 3A Rotary Tumbler

I bought a Lortone 3A Rotary Jewelry Tumbler Kit - 3 lbs. capacity.  I am very pleased with it.  I used it outside in the garage because I read it was very noisy.  Obviously, the person who said that had never worked in a school!  I didn't find it noisy and I have moved it into my "jewelry room".
sponsored by Heather Powers

I hope you will stop by my blog tomorrow to see how the necklace turns out.   I wonder what I will be doing for next week's Bead Table Wednesday?

1 comment:

  1. Your links look great - can't wait to see your finished design! I love Cindy's book too.