Chain making mania

I have it.

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And now I can’t stop even though they take ages to make

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And it means my prices will have to go up

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And I’ll never sell anything any more

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But they give so much more depth to the pendants that I don’t think I can turn back now.

Man!

Off to make another one

I’ve got water and protein bars stocked up so if you don’t hear from me for a while I think I’ll be o.k.

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    • I did solder it. It isn’t as fiddly to do as it looks. For the bottom, green garnet one, I soldered the small links that hold the figure 8’s together last. For the second necklace with the jaspers, I soldered the larger links last, before I twisted them into the 8, and that was a lot less fiddly. Both ways are good.

  1. I get you… it feels like cheating if you back and add components that you didn’t make from scratch. Worse, it LOOKS like cheating — at least to the maker!! 🙂 I’m just grateful I haven’t started excavating my own metals yet…

      • Exactly! I’m there in the bead bog already (well, people ASK me “did you make these [semi-precious gemstone] beads too”), so I feel a cheat saying I bought them, and then I have to figure out how to make my own … ok, I like it too 🙂 But I’ve been unable to find a Jasper mountain in my backyard, so I have to use other stuff. And you do your own cabs, that goes a looong way. Mixing in your own with bought beads counts, doesn’t it?? But no gold mining, please (lol)!