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Ellen's Pendant


About this design:

A friend had expressed admiration of my wire-wrapped rose quartz pendant, and since she's so athletic, loved that it was done with stainless steel wire to avoid tarnishing. So for her birthday I rifled through my stash and found this olive green serpentine cabochon I thought suited her personality; feminine, but not too girly. This is my 3rd wire-wrapped piece. I was a little peeved with myself, realizing I hadn't gotten a good shot of the side, it was actually really cool, with 3 different wires rising like waves over the sides. You can almost see it where the wires rise to wrap over the top.

Components:

Olive Green Serpentine (aka New Jade), Stainless Steel Wire



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    I see the three waves and the curls on top is like foam that forms at the very tops of the waves. I really like the sides on this one! You are very talented (I’ve seen other pieces you’ve designed)! Lovely, lovely, lovely…

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    K H says:

    Another winner. You are brave to work with stainless steel wire…it’s a lot harder to work with than silver or copper. :)

  3. Luna Chick aka Coral
    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    This is gorgeous. I love the green color of that stone.

  4. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    Gorgeous wrapping and you can see a bit of the wave you created on the side!

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great looking pendant. Love it!

    Is that square stainless wire? What gauge is it and where did you get it?

  6. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    It is square wire that I got off Amazon, it’s made by Beadalon. I am pretty sure it’s 20 gauge for the stouter wire, and 24 gauge half round for the smaller wire (maybe 26…)

  7. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Oh, and thanks for all the encouragement!

  8. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Beautifully done! I wish I had your talent for wire wrapping! I need to practice. practice…!

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    Copper Penny says:

    What a awesome piece, this is something I hope to learn in the future. You did a really wonderful job.

  10. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    I think it is very nice, and nice wire wrapping.

  11. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    Your wire wrapping is gorgeous, I love this piece.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    THIRD wirewrap?! 8O
    You definitely have a talent for this my dear!Love everything about this beauty! Ellen is a lucky girl!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    ……by the way, how do you keep from getting kink marks on your wire? Everything looks so smooth. This seems like the kind of design you’d have to know EXACTLY where you want the wires to be before you even begin.
    You really are good at this!

  14. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    @ Mary S, I guess I did have a pretty good idea of what I wanted it to look like, the waves sort of came together on the fly.

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    qltldy10 says:

    I would love to learn how to wire wrap, this is so inspiring!! I’ve tried, and end up with marks on the wire. Maybe I don’t have the right tools,lol. Maybe I’ll go into the Tips and Techniques and see if there is anything there to teach me-

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