Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Ornament Thursday - Language of Love
Welcome to Ornament Thursday! The theme for this month is "Love Story". My piece is based on the idea that love speaks many languages...including Pig Latin. Yep. Take a closer look at that pendant:
Of the infinite ways that exist to say "I love you", I find some more charming than others. I like to say it in binary code. I like to say it in Pig Latin. "Ovelay Ouyay" translates from the original Pig Latin as "Love You". Romantic, no?
As "Ovelay Ouyay" strikes me as being a quite cheerful and spring-like phrase (or perhaps this is just wishful thinking on my part - it's currently -1 F here, as I write this), I decided that a necklace with a spring flower theme would be appropriate. Bead lovers may recognize the flower beads - they are by Jennifer Heynen of Jangles, one of the founders of our current Ornament Thursday group. Instructions for the necklace follow.
Language of Love, Ovelay Ouyay Necklace
©2008 Melissa J. Lee
The finished necklace is approximately 16.5” long. It can be lengthened by adding more pearls.
Materials and Sources:
1 fine silver “Ovelay Ouyay” pendant, Melissa J. Lee (www.melissajlee.etsy.com or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
2 ceramic 14mm flower beads, Jangles (contact Jennifer Heynen at www.jangles.net)
42 rose-colored 4mm freshwater pearls, Ayla’s Originals (www.aylasoriginals.com)
4 green 9mm pressed Czech glass leaf beads, Knot Just Beads (www.knotjustbeads.com)
11 pink No. 8 seed beads, Knot Just Beads (www.knotjustbeads.com)
8 rose satin 4mm bicone Swarovski crystal beads, Turtle Island Beads (www.turtleislandbeads.com)
34 blue No. 6 frosted seed beads, String a Strand (www.string-a-strand.com)
1 sterling silver toggle clasp, Turtle Island Beads (www.turtleislandbeads.com)
4 head pins
4 jump rings
22” stringing wire (.10)
1. String through one of the jump rings of the pendant. String 11 pink seed beads and then string other jump ring of the pendant.
2. Wire wrap 4 leaf beads and attach each to a jump ring.
3. String 2 crystals, 1 ceramic flower, 7 blue seed beads, 1 leaf bead, 7 seed beads, 1 leaf bead, 3 seed beads, 1 crystal, 21 pearls and 1 crystal. Repeat pattern on other side of pendant.
4. Crimp to toggle clasp with crimp tubes.
Note: Please be aware that this necklace required a special size of Jangles’ ceramic flower bead. To order, please contact Jennifer Heynen, Jennifer@jangles.net and request 2 small ceramic flower beads (approximately 14mm in diameter) to make the Ovelay Ouyay necklace from Ornament Thursday.
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