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.
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) 2 crimps
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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I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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