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On the Shore


About this design:

A slightly overloaded version of my seashell design... or just a party piece! (Tried to put it on to work, but -- no...). The brass solder is oddly colored, wish I could find some better. It can be worn with the leather cord double, as in the photo, or very long, as a single cord, since it is just passing through the second ring.

Components:

Soldered brass heart of 1.5 mm wire, shells from a holiday at the Danish coast, some thinner brass wire, handmade clasp, leather cord and iolite chips (LB).

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Very pretty…I love the look of the chips.

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    I know what you mean about the solder, but the design is great, there is a solder for copper that is very close to copper’s color, if you ever want to change the metals. :D

  3. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Would be so cool with jeans and white top. So hard to find a great piece for denim!

  4. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Asia, I do have a solder for copper too, and that is slightly better. Only, I like to work with all metals, for a change, and different looks. And they all behave differently: copper is dead soft and stains so easily. Some people also prefer the golden color of the brass. And I actually have two kinds of copper and brass solders, but I got the first — which has better color for the copper — in a hardware store, and it comes as very sturdy sticks, practically impossible to cut with anything, they have to be sawed! Too cumbersome!

  5. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love the iolite with the shell and your wire work is outstanding! Could you lightly patinate to camouflage the solder. Alcohol inks are great for a very light wash that is super controllable. However, I wouldn’t have noticed the solder if you hadn’t pointed it out. It just looks like a light reflection, at least in the picture.

  6. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    Love this…the design and wirework on the pendant are wonderful!

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Instant summer at the beach! Great color and design! :)

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