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The Year of Jewelry ~ Week 4 ~ and are my fingers tired☺

I can't even tell you how happy I am with this one☺ With the exception of the 2 small pink beads (which are 'reconstructed turquoise') everything about this necklace is handmade☺ I made some "organic" links using steel wire and enameled them along with some iron beads. I added a couple of ceramic beads by an  "unknown to me" artist here in AK that I got at a bead show, and two JulsBeads. All of the wire wraps and links are made with annealed steel wire and I seriously believe my fingertips are actually swollen.
This turned out even better than what I had in my head!
It is totally different than what I am usually inclined to make and even with the dark wire work, I think it still looks bright and cheerful!