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Crowned Jewel


About this design:

The focal bead for this was made by my friend Brenda Hynes of Dancing Hedgehog Studio. The bead is caged with sterling silver coils and set off with a cubic zirconia drop from Lima Beads.

Components:

sterling silver, cubic zirconia, lampwork bead



Read the comments (or add your own)

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    This is awsome. Just a beautiful pendant. Could not believe my eyes when I saw this up close.

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Wow. I am deeply humbled by this work!!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Spectacular design and execution!

  4. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    FABULICIOUS WIRE WORK!!!

  5. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    AWESOME!!! I’m in love!!!!

  6. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    OMG ,THIS IS SOMETHING, BEAUTIFUL,FABULOUS, AWESOME,SPECTACULAR, ETC…….

  7. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Beyond Wow!!! Spectacular!!! :D

  8. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    SPECTACULAR, LUV LUV LUV!!!!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    wowza! that’s gorgeous! love your friend’s studio’s name!

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    K H says:

    Totally awesome – this piece raises the bar!!! :)

  11. Pam
    Pam says:

    Just gorgeous!

  12. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    OOOOOO AAAAAHHHHH – this is a showstopper!

  13. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    gorgeous!!

  14. Froggy Chick aka Wendy F
    Froggy Chick aka Wendy F says:

    This is beautiful! Spectacular wirework!

  15. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Very lovely!

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    This is absolutely beautiful!

  17. Nicki - Taylored Designs
    Nicki - Taylored Designs says:

    Amazing!!!!!!!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    WOW!!!

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

    WOW. Amazing job. This is beautiful.

  20. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    Exquisite work.
    I am enjoying your weeks of jewelry making via your facebook and I am literally a fan.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work here.

  21. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Way past the bar! It’s so high up it can’t be seen! Absolutely wonderful hand and wrist work! Just fabulous :) , so intricately done!! More WOWs!!

  22. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    What can I say but, GREAT!!! LOVE IT!! :-)

  23. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Really cool. And fantastic photography too!

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    Brenda H says:

    It’s all been said already!!!!!!! Your wire work is stunning! I’d love to be as talented as you are!

  25. Atomic Toad
    Atomic Toad says:

    HOT! Love this so much!

  26. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    This is Supremely Awesome!!!!!

  27. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Your wire work is incredible … thank you for sharing!! SLS

  28. celestialdesigns
    celestialdesigns says:

    What beautiful wire work…..very pretty.

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    Wickwire Jewelry says:

    Thank you all so much for your kind words!

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

    This is simply stunning!!! :D

  31. violetrose
    violetrose says:

    absolutly beautiful!!!!! =D

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    Wickwire Jewelry says:

    Thanks, everyone. I had some requests for a tutorial for this and I finally got it done. It’s available in my Etsy or Artfire shop.

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