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I tend to stick to vintage components for jewellery making,

golden “Snitch” pendant necklaces

(and I have been a bit of a snob about the materials) but I will occasionally pick up some new materials. Mostly they tend to be the practicalities of functional findings, things like clasps and jump-rings. The danger in getting them is looking at the supply catalogues. There are always things in them to tempt me. Planning in advance isn’t the way I tend to work so I’ll generally just pick up a few things that appeal to me and then, hopefully, work them into something down the road. This time, I couldn’t resist some tiny brass wings. I also didn’t have to think very long about what to do with them. I pulled an assortment of gold and yellow beads, of a fairly delicate scale, and then gave each one a pair of the wings to make a flock of little golden Snitches. Each one is on a gold or brass-toned chain and they have a good mix of lengths. (and looks, since the stash is nothing if not varied) The whole flock will come with me to Fanexpo, but a few are in the shop, for now.

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