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Black Lava Rock Pendant


About this design:

While on a vacation to Maui, I visited the black sand beach near Hana. As a souvenir of my visit, I created this pendant from a pebble I picked up there.

Components:

Oval lava rock 1.5 inches in length, 18 gauge silver plated copper wire, 26 gauge brass wire

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
I created a swirl shape (reminds me of the ocean waves coming into the shore)of the size that covers the front of the rock.
Step 2:
I hammered the shape to create a flattened surface and to harden the wire.
Step 3:
I used a smaller gauge brass wire to affix the silver shape to the rock, wrapping it around the outside edges and across the back of the stone. The wrapping wire is also used to create the loop to suspend from a chain.
Step 4:
I use a 24" antique brass chain to suspend this pendant from.


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    Marilynn C says:

    Correction–the loop created with the silver shape is used to suspend the pendant from the chain.

  2. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    I really like this. Do you have a pic of the backside? I am needing to do a stone I found. thanks!

  3. lizbeads
    lizbeads says:

    This is a great souvenir of your trip – really nice! Every time you wear it you’ll be reminded of the trip. I find rokcs I think I want to try to wrap, too, so am also interested in seeing the back view when you get a chance. Thanks for sharing!

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    Agie H says:

    This is awesome! I would love to see a picture of the back too :) Great Job!

  5. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Beautiful wire work!

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Lovely wire work! It’s beautiful!

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Beautiful, your wire work is fantastic :D

  8. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Beautiful wirework and only adds attention and interest to the stone.

  9. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Awesome job on the wire work!!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Oh, this is cool!
    Great wire work!

  11. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Beautifully done souvenir!!

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Great job! Love your wirework!

  13. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    What a cool way to capture a stone!

  14. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Fantastic! Love the design! Love the wirework! :D
    Would like to see the back, too.

  15. Luna Chick aka Coral
    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Lovely! I must try this myself one day.

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    D Bingha says:

    Really nice design but would like to see how the back is fashioned with the thin gauge wire.

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    lahb1947 says:

    I’ve checked out four of the tutorials and they are great…easy to follow! On the Black Rock pendant, I would like to see what the back looks like.
    Thanks!

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    C DeRenne says:

    amazing, totally love this !!!!

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