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Post  Cornish on Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:18 pm

This month I'm thinking of spring so the challenge is ................. Flowers


flowers by CornishDragon, on Flickr

lots of inspiration for you all I hope, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.

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Post  lislarch on Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:26 pm

Yeah one of my favourites - hearts and flowers! Beautiful board as always Cornish.
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Post  Cornish on Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:29 pm

Thanks Lisa, I thought it would be a nice easy one I'm looking forward to creating something.
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Post  Batty on Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:02 am

ooohhhhhhhh Lush indeed. Gosh your good at this Cornish.
particularly liking the dahlia.
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Post  Odonata on Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:19 am

Blimey Batty that's just what was thinking!
Dunno how I missed this thread yesterday but brilliant choice of theme Cornish and, as previously said, a lovely mood board. x
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Post  Cornish on Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:41 pm

Thanks, Funny I hate Dahlias with a passion but I love that one it must be the colours. Very Happy
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Post  Ashlynn on Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:48 am

yehhhhhhhh there's a lily in the mood board, love lilies - can you tell from my avatar......lol.......... Great mood board once again, lots of scope.
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Post  ToBeadOrNotToBead on Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:11 am

Great mood board and I like the wide topic. Time to get thinking!

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Post  Tinker on Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:54 pm

Just moving your post so you don't get left out of the voting Nan xx


My entry for March,

in the pink by ann henderson, on Flickr
2x2 copper chain maille bracelet with pink quartz beads, copper leaves and lucite flowers with crystal bicone centres.
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Post  Cornish on Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:23 pm

Nan I love that, the pink goes beautifully with the copper.

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Post  Batty on Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:07 pm

Wow, that was quick Nan, i could eat those pink quartz beads they look so lovely, the whole Bracelet is Lovely -x- sunny
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Post  Odonata on Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:26 am

That's really pretty Nan. Very feminine.
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Post  Ashlynn on Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:31 am

Lovely my friend, very partial to a lucite flower.
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Post  Ashlynn on Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:12 am

Got mine in early this month, now watch the weather change...lol............... Actually been working on this for a few weeks and as luck would have it I think it fits this months theme.

Every single component has been made by my own fair hand including the glass cabs - have to say soldering copper with silver solder don't 'arf test ya.







Copper Flower Bracelet March 2012 Challange by Ashlynn Jewellery, on Flickr
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Post  Odonata on Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:07 am

Oh WOW! That's an incredible piece of work. Well done. Is that a commission or for yourself?
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Post  Batty on Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:23 am

Great piece Ashlynn, though's Cabs are they lampwork or Kilned? sunny
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Re: March Challenge

Post  Ashlynn on Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:11 pm

Thank you ladies.

Odonata - no not a commission and not for me either I am afraid to say, it came up a little bit tight for me and to put more links in would spoil the balance I think - so into stock it will go. It really was just a 'play' piece to get used to working with copper being as silver is now so so expensive.

Batty - they are kiln cabs.
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Post  Tinker on Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:26 pm

Wow Lynne, that is beautiful! And so shiny Very Happy
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Post  lislarch on Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:50 pm

I love pink and copper together Nan, that's a bracelet I would definitely wear a lot if it was mine!
Stunning Lynne, the copper looks so shiny it almost looks like brass in the pic. I know where you're coming from with the solder, that must have taken some amount of elbow grease to get that finish!
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Post  Cornish on Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:55 pm

Wow Lynne that is blooming lovely flower
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Post  nangoose on Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:13 pm

Stunning Lynne,
do not understand your aversion to copper. That bracelet is a work of art. The colour looks more like bronze than copper, you must have polished for hours.
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Post  Ashlynn on Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:17 am

Thank you for your lovely comments and yes I did polish it till my fingers almost dropped off, many evenings in front of the TV with a tray on my lap and a pile of micro mesh and then it had a spin in the tumbler.

My aversion to copper – I don't understand it either, I know its not snobbery - copper has its own unique beauty, I admire & like copper jewellery even though it turns my skin green - I think its just because I find it so frustrating to work with from the soldering aspect even though the size of the pallions I use are more like shavings and am very conscious of getting a good fit in the first place.
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Post  Odonata on Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:17 pm

Just a suggestion but....If it's a piece you'd like to keep and wear yourself perhaps you could change the jump rings between the cab settings for some chunkier slightly bigger jump rings?
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Post  Ashlynn on Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:29 pm

Odonata wrote:Just a suggestion but....If it's a piece you'd like to keep and wear yourself perhaps you could change the jump rings between the cab settings for some chunkier slightly bigger jump rings?

The little jump rings are soldered shut and although an ideal solution to replace them I don't think I have the knowledge or skill to do that and protect the glass cabs at the same time. The glass cabs make the bracelet quite heavy and I don't think I would trust an un-soldered jump ring on its own. Think I will chalk this one up to experience and possibly make myself another.

Thanks for thinking about it.
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Post  Odonata on Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:28 pm

No prob. It's a lovely bracelet. I'd want to keep it too if I'd made it.
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