“I'd never be able to decide on one, they are all gorgeous. Fabulous work!…” read »
“This is a beautiful day to day piece! I love the way you were able…” read »
“I agree with Medieval Momma! I'd want them all. I'd wear this shabby chic…” read »
“Wow! These are all fabulous! I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite!…” read »
“Very cool. How creative are you? It's such an interesting combination. Rock Crystal..Yum! …” read »
“Beautiful simple design! It really showcases your beautiful piece of coral. Love!…” read »
“So pretty and simple. What a great way to remember your trip. How in the world…” read »
“These are all so beautiful! I especially love the lace one and the one with…” read »
“Thanks for all the other great comments! Monica, on the back you can make a…” read »
“I love purple as well and this piece is perfect for what it was designed for.…” read »
“You welcome, Becky and it was supposed to be bowl of water not a ball,here I'm…” read »
“Ditto Nancy Mc! Love your choice of stones with the very cute pendant!!…” read »
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About this design:
Last weekend I made my first woven wire bail using 20 and 22 G brass wire on a green glass bead. This morning I tried the technique in copper and silver artistic wire. Both are softer than the brass, and I must confess, they are larger becase the brass wire broke, so I had to finish it up with what was left (not to complain too much, because I like how it turned out, even if I did have to go with "Plan B") For the copper and pink pendant I used 20 G for the warps and 24 G for the weaving, and made the curly-ques from the 20G. For the silver and red pendant I used 20G for the warps and 24 G for the weaving, but the curly-ques didn't quite seem to suit, so I snipped them off and added additional 24 G wire and made a smooth look. All three pendants can be hung from a fat, black nylon omega. (normally one at a time, but I wanted to show you all three side by side)
Cut 3 pieces of larger G wire, about 6-8 inches long.
Starting at least an inch from the end, wrap the smaller G wire around one piece of the lager G wire several times, then bundle all three larger pieces of wire together and wrap the smaller G wire around to secure.
Begin weaving the smaller G wire back and forth across the larger G wire until you have the desired length or until the wires tangle or break and you have to "go with Plan B"
Wrap the small G wire around the tree large G wires a few times, then fold the piece and wrap the small G wire around all 6 large G wires a few times. Secure the end of the small G wire within your work.
Take one of the large G wire tails down through a bead and make some curly-swirlys and secure the end. If the hole is large, you may need to feed a second wire tail in to keep the bead from spinning. In the case of the red bead, I used one tail of large G and one tail of small G. I made a simple wire look with the large G and then swirled the smaller G wire around it to finish.
Use the remaining wire tails at the top to secure the bead and make a decorative finish. Make sure that all the wire ends are secure so that they don't unravel or become "pokies"