On today's worktable?
This is a custom order for a lady who wants a "very dainty" 16 inch necklace. Her herbalist recommended she wear lapis around her neck area for a thyroid problem.
I never, ever make ANYthing with simple loops, because they are weak. One pull, and a project falls apart. So I had initially linked these beads together with wrapped loops, but there were 2 problems:
1) the links were way too long, because the wrapped loops took up so much space
2) the links completely lost any hope they had for daintiness - the wrapped loops are bulky visually
So I cut apart all the wrapped loops, and made the links with simple loops. I'll be connecting the links, alternating the lapis with the aquamarine, with some very fine sterling chain. I think the final result will be very pretty, and just what the customer wants!
And this will be the first piece of jewelry I've created with simple loops - proving, once again: Never say "Never."