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About this design:

Oh the joy of combining the strength and stability of fused wire with the charm of wire wrapping! (The fused part is at the bottom of the pebble, keeping all the wires together.) Finally a good way to incorporate my favorite -- beach pebbles! The shell I picked a couple of years back on the west coast of Denmark. Finally had the means of drilling a hole, and wax to coat it (I seem to wax everything these days, so good for protection...!) Got the Conservators wax from Lee Valley Tools, and yes, it seems to work.

Components:

Beach pebble, seashell... Brass wire, maybe 1,2 mm, and some much thinner, maybe 0,3 mm, and fusing brass. Leather cord from LB.



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  1. Simply Adorned Jewelry
    Simply Adorned Jewelry says:

    What a fun idea!

  2. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Love this, very creative! :D

  3. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    I have some rough (and I do mean ROUGH) prenhite about that same size (a bag of about 15 for $10 so you know they are rough). This idea would be perfect for them. Thanks for posting this

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very, very cool!!!

  5. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I love this! Such a fabulous idea!

  6. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Thanks!! This was the plain version, will probably post the elaborate one when I get it out of the camera (my husband: “isn’t that a bit over the top?” — me: “in this part of the world maybe, but not on LB!”) :-) .

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    What a pretty way to display a found treasure.

  8. Dswee3
    Dswee3 says:

    I love this but I dont understand what you mean by fusing brass? Is that a kind of wire or do you mean you fused the bottom of some brass wire? Do you have directions posted somewhere?

    Thank you
    Danielle

  9. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Danielle, sorry, my English is not always quite up to scratch with this jargon :-) . I try to master it in three languages all the time (just for practical reasons: webshops, this site…)
    What I meant was solder brass (or the other way round??), for hard soldering, which I did to fuse the wires at the bottom of the stone! No, I don’t have directions, just recently learned it at a class. Try googling :-)

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