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Copper Spiral Pendant Necklace


About this design:

This was the first spiral I ever created! I was so pleased with how it turned out that I decided to make it the focal piece for a necklace. I strung it on brown Griffin Silk Thread, added some fun beads and copper pieces, tied knots to hold them in place, and Voila! This one gets tons of compliments whenever I wear it! The spiral is almost 2" long.

This necklace is SOLD!!!

Components:

Copper wire; Griffin Silk Thread; copper spacers; multi-colored beads; copper s-clasp & jump rings

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  1. Sandy S
    Sandy S says:

    I really like this piece. Simple is the best and yet so elegant! :)

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you, Sandy! :D I like simple pieces, too!

  3. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Stupendous spiral suspended superbly!
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  4. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    You know what I always say……FABULICIOUS! What a stunning yet simple piece!

  5. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Lynn – I love this, awesome job for one of your first pieces!!!

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, Cookie! That’s quite a tongue twister! LOL :D

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you, Sandra! :D

  8. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, Leigh! I was really pleased with how well it turned out! :D

  9. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    I like it!IT IS PERFECT FOR THE COOL SEASON :)

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    K H says:

    I like this! What gague wire did you use? Did you solder it for stability?

  11. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you, Julia! I do love copper! :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Maybe simple, but the pendant is a knockout!
    Great job with your first spiral!!!

  13. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, KH! :D

    I used 16 gauge copper wire. It seemed to have more heft to it, which I liked. I saw some made out of 18 gauge, which also were nice, but they seemed more delicate to me, though still sturdy enough. Maybe just my perception. No, I didn’t do any soldering or gluing of any kind.

    I forgot to mention that I antiqued the pendant with liver of sulfur solution.

  14. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you very much, Jeanne! 8)

  15. martham
    martham says:

    You are encouraging me to do some wire work. I really, really like the spiral. Nice and tight.

  16. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you so much, Martham! I hope you’ll give it a try! :D

  17. martham
    martham says:

    Did you hammer the spiral at all when you were done?

  18. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Yes, I did hammer it both to flatten it and strengthen the wire. 8)

  19. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Gor-geous!!! Wooooooo! :D

  20. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you, Ivy! :D

  21. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    In a word, WOW! This is great and I really love the design. Guess I’d better revisit the silk thread I have.

  22. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, Little Round Chick! :D I love the silk thread because it can be used for so many things!

  23. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    This piece knocks my socks off, Lynn! Love that silk thread with the spiral – I’d never take this piece off! (hey, it kind of goes with Coppie, you know?….)

    i’m going to have to try something like this, especially since I have a chasing hammer now and LOS! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    Lynn, this is amazing for it being your firsst spiral!! Beautiful!!! :D

  25. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you, Sue! :D

    You know, you’re right about this piece and Coppie! ;-)

  26. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Vee, thanks so much! :D

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    Reet says:

    Wow… This is something!!!! Love it !!!!

  28. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you, Reet! :D

  29. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Great piece, Lynn!

  30. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, Fashion Chick! :D

  31. Regina v
    Regina v says:

    Cool – a little mysterious, don’t you think?

  32. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Ooooh, I like that, Regina! Thanks! ;-)

  33. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Sorry, posted too quickly! LOL Meant to say it reminds me of a labyrinth…..which I love! :D

  34. Pam
    Pam says:

    Soooo Pretty!!! Great wire work!

  35. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    WOW!!! I wish I had your talent with the wire…sigh!! :-D

  36. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, Pam! :D

  37. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you so much, Elaine! :D Have you worked with wire yet? It just takes practice….. ;-)

  38. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Lynn!!! You are woman of many talents! I love this one.

  39. Chicky ChaCha
    Chicky ChaCha says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous Chicky LE. Going into my fav designs! I love the Spiral Focal and I have tried it in silver but this is so dramatic and I have never used any thread or ribbon before. This makes me want to try it. Is this for you to wear? :>) It’s a keeper!

  40. Chicky ChaCha
    Chicky ChaCha says:

    DUH if I read better I would have seen what you said about getting compliments when you wear it! DUH DUH DUH

  41. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you so much, Tara! :D

  42. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you very much, Chicky ChaCha! No problem asking me again — yes, I do wear this one! :D

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Your VERRRRY FIIIIRST spiral?!!!!! :O
    Amazing! And a very creative use of it in your necklace design too!! Keep it up Chicky LE!!!

  44. CC
    CC says:

    Lynn love this design,great job it definitely doesn’t look like your “first”.
    Guess I better get busy, you’re kicking my booty with your wire work. If only I could achieve your lofty heights………did you set up your shop yet? :)

  45. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, Mary! :D I’ll do my best! LOL

  46. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you, CC! :D

    LOL I don’t think you have anything to worry about in the wirework department….. ;-) Remember, I’ve shopped at your store!

    I haven’t set up a shop yet — figure I need some more inventory built up first.

  47. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Lynn!!! You amaze me !!! So many talents, and you still have time to be a friend and visit with us. Don’t know how you do it all, but so glad you do!

    This is absolutely grand!!! I love the spirals–very nice wire work. I really admire your skill, and love this piece!
    I tried some wire work last night, and could not get my pendant to cooperate with my wire…very late…gave up and went to bed!!! LOL :-)

  48. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Harriet, I’m blushing….. ;-)

    Thank you very much for all the lovely compliments!!! :D You’ll conquer that wire — just keep at it and try it when you’re well-rested. 8)

  49. CC
    CC says:

    Harriet I agree with you totally! But I’ve figured out Lynn’s secret….she doesn’t ever sleep!!!!!!
    Also Harriet, try the cheap wire first….don’t do like I did and end up with a zip lock bag full of “mistakes”; although I did get $31 for the scraps at local gem shop. Which reminds me don’t throw away your silver scraps or OOPSIES. Resell them to your local gem store so you have more money to buy more wire!!! Sorry this is so long; & not entirely on the subject of Lynn’s beautiful spiral…but my computer is shutting me out everytime I change pages. So am writing when I can get through. (I know Lynn…John called & told LB to keep me out!!!!!) ;) Bye until I can sign in again…………

  50. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Wellllll, I sleep sometimes…. ;-)

    Good advice, CC, about practicing with craft/artistic wire first. Copper is an inexpensive alternative, too. Also good to save those scraps — $$$!

  51. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I have been saving my scraps of SS for a long time. LOL Someday I will have enuf to take to a jeweler I know and get him to cast me a ring! :D
    My favorite wire to use for practice is the pure copper. Michael’s has some that is labeled “pure copper” and “recyclable.” It is fun to play with.

    I probably won’t ever really get into much wire work. I have some arthritis and carple tunnel problems, and I am pretty protective about stressing my hands with too much repetitive motion stuff. :?

  52. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    I love it Lynn! Your wire work is fabulous!

  53. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you, Jen! :D

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    This is really striking Lynn & your first spiral! I like how you’ve used the silk thread with it too :)

  55. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, this is a georgous spiral!

  56. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you, Spiral Chick! This is high praise coming from you!!! :D

  57. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks so much, Lorrie! :D

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    just saw this… very cool! ChickyLE!

  59. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you so much, Mystic Chick! 8)

  60. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    This is indeed stunning Lynn, how did I miss this one! I hope to be able to make spirals that look as good as yours some day :-)

  61. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Wow, thank you very much, Sarah! :D That’s quite a compliment!

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    I LOVE this piece….I gotta get me a hammer! I like all the tips everyone gives in their comments. I was wondering how to use my mistakes, er i mean scraps!!

  63. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you so much, Plucky Chick!!! :D Hammering is a lot of fun and a great stress reliever! LOL

    It is great how everyone shares their tips and tricks! :D

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