"Some Christmas Bling"

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Project by mpounders posted 01-12-2013 09:20 PM 1421 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a necklace I just finished. I had the idea a year ago to add some festive cord and bells to some of the Santa ornaments I carve, to make necklaces. It was a way to present the ornaments in a slightly different way and I sell quite a few each year. But when I saw the contest theme, I decided to make one that was a little more elaborate with the carved elves, and presents and such. This just doesn’t catch your eye, it kinda reaches out and grabs you! It’s a little over the top, like some of the Christmas sweaters you see! The beads are handcarved from basswood and handpainted with acrylics. The finish is polyurethane. Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 01-12-2013 09:41 PM

Wow Mike that is a wonderful necklace,very cool carvings.

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#2 posted 01-12-2013 10:16 PM

This is really nice! If my wife sees this I’ll have another project on the list.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 01-12-2013 10:56 PM

Very, very cool!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#4 posted 01-12-2013 11:07 PM

I think that would be a perfect gift. Thanks for the idea, consider it hi-jacked.
Glad the knives are holding up :-)

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#5 posted 01-12-2013 11:18 PM

A very jolly necklace.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 01-12-2013 11:45 PM

Mike that is great, puts a big smile on my face.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 01-13-2013 12:49 AM


--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 01-13-2013 02:46 AM

That’s so cool! So much character in those tiny faces :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#9 posted 01-13-2013 04:32 AM

what a beautiful job mike, and a very festive idea, great carvings, oh and i would have to say , your figure there mike is looking pretty good, you must have recovered from the holiday festivities..:)...grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 01-13-2013 07:05 AM

Very cool…..................

-- mike...............

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#11 posted 01-13-2013 07:45 AM

So much nice work Mike! Great one!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#12 posted 01-13-2013 11:05 AM

Nice work Mike.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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#13 posted 01-14-2013 03:25 AM

Thanks all! Grizz, I haven’t been that skinny in 30+ years! My wife thought our daughter would make a better model for the necklace than me!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#14 posted 01-30-2013 04:50 PM

Good luck in the contest as well, Mike.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 02-05-2013 07:23 PM

That took a ‘little’ work! LOL

Very nice!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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