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Winter Elm

by: Erin Singleton

This piece was inspired by the snowflakes falling gently on the elm outside my window. The pearls enclosed in ruffles of wire mesh mimic the seeds of the elm. 

          
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To make this up:

A few pearls strung on 1 mm brass wire lace, spaced every 1.5 inches, approximately. I didn't glue these into position - and they seem to be staying in place ok - but you could add a tiny dot of hypo-tube cement if you wanted to.

Twelve pearls inserted into 6 mm pale gold wire lace tube. Alternate sections of "crushed tube" with sections of stretched out ruffles, each with a pearl enclosed. Twists between the ruffles hold the piece in shape.

 6 mm pale silver wire lace "crushed" by running Miyuki fringe drops along its length.Eight fringe drops strung on the wire lace. Ruffles pulled in areas opposite the ruffles in the pale gold strand. Twists of the wire lace and fringe drops used to keep the ruffles in place.

Remaining pealrs strung on Softflex and held in four floating groups with crimps.

Strands attached to the headpin by knotting the wirelace as per the "How to make a multi-strand" tutorial. (Or an eyepin - I just didn't happen to have an eyepin at the time)





















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Qty: 1 bs065-01 Findings - Clasps - Lobster - 5 x 9 mm Curvy Lobster Claw - SterlingPrice: $ 1.40
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Qty: 8 96096052 Findings - Crimps - 2 mm Crimp Tubes - Gold-filled (25)Price: $ 6.50
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s20151 Freshwater Pearls - 3 mm Button Pearl - Cream (strand)Price: $ 8.95
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Qty: 2 96002811 Headpins - 1.5 in / 24 ga Ball - Bright Sterling (10)

((or you can use sterling wire))

Price: $ 5.57
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Qty: 2 s21659 Metal Cap/Cone - Etched Vines - Bright BrassPrice: $ 2.10
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Qty: 8 dpf-35 Miyuki - 3.4 mm Fringe Drops - Sparkling Metallic Gold Lined Crystal (10 grams)Price: $ 1.79
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96036000 Softflex (tm) Beading Wire - 30 ft .014 (Fine) - Extreme Sterling Silver (Spool)

(approx 20 inches)

Price: $ 32.84
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Qty: 1 96002700 Sterling Splitrings - 5 mm Split Rings - Sterling (10)Price: $ 4.23
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s20487 Stringing - 1 mm Wire Lace Ribbon - Brass (Yard)

(approx 20 inches)

Price: $ 2.55
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s20447 Stringing - 6 mm Wire Lace Ribbon - Pale Gold (yard)

(approx 24 inches)

Price: $ 4.65
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s20448 Stringing - 6 mm Wire Lace Ribbon - Pale Silver (yard)

(approx 24 inches)

Price: $ 4.65
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