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Our friend Shauna over at Dancing Leaf Studios gave us our next design to share with you.  It’s a play on Concentric circles, with a twist.

serenityAAearringsMaterials list are as follows (base metals, shown in AA and BA)
2 X-Large rings = 16g 5/8
2 Large rings = 16g 1/2
2 Medium rings = 16g 1/4
2 Small rings = 18g 3/16
14 X-Small rings = 18g 5/32
2 Micro rings = 18g 1/8
2 Earwires

 

These can easily be turned into Silver and niobium.  (Earring kits available here)
serenity_earring2 X-Large rings = 14g 5/8
2 Large rings = 14g 1/2
2 Medium rings = 14g 1/4
2 Small rings = 16g 3/16
14 X-Small rings = 18g 5/32
2 Micro rings = 18g 1/8
2 Earwires

 

With a slight size adjustment, it also makes a nice pendant.  (pendant kit available here)
serenity_pendant

1 X-Large rings = 12g 5/8
1 Large rings = 14g 1/2
1 Medium rings = 14g 5/8
1 Small rings = 16g 3/16
14 X-Small rings = 18g 5/32

 

 

You can do a base metal pendant in the following sizes:
1 X-Large ring =14g 3/4
1 Large ring = 16g 5/8
1 Medium ring = 16g 3/8
1 Small ring = 18g 3/16
13 X-Small rings 18g 5/32

We decided to go a bit smaller for earrings and came up with a spin off design that uses our O-beads
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2 large rings= 18g 3/8″
2 medium rings=18g 1/4″
2 small rings=18g 9/64″
2 x-small rings=18g 1/8″
18 o-beads

We hope you have fun with these ideas, and remember, It’s in the Maille!

 

March Gauntlet results

Voting is now closed and the results are in.
First, all of our wonderful entries again:

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And the winner is Shauna from Dancing Leaf Studios.  That makes 2 months in a row for Shauna.

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Thanks to all who entered again, and remember, the April challenge has been posted.

O-Beads

Have you seen our Czech glass O-beads?  They measure 3.8 x 1mm, with a 1.3mm hole, and come in a variety of colors. (we have even more on the way)  There is a LOT you can do with these, but we though we would give you a couple quick ideas.

 

obead First is a spiral shaggy loop earring using 20g 1/8″ BA rings and Lava red and white o-beads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

obeadNext up is a project given to us by Shauna over at Dancing Leaf Studios.

This project uses:

18g 1/4″ BA
19g 1/8″ BA
O-beads in   Lilac Vega luster, Emerald Celsian and Topaz
12mm SP lobster claw clasp

April Gauntlet challenge

Time to announce the Gauntlet challenge for April.  We’ve already done tiny, so this month we are going large.  We define large as 16g or 14g 1/4″ and larger.  Give us your best shot and send us your entries.

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March Gauntlet voting

Sorry for the delay, but with all the April 1 shenanigans going on yesterday we wanted to wait to post this for you.
The Gauntlet for March is now closed and voting is open here.  Go have a look and vote for your favorite!
Voting is open for 1 week, and we will announce the April Gauntlet challenge shortly.