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Summer Sky Pendant


About this design:

I aquired this piece of Turqouise Dyed Jasper when I was new at wrapping. I love the color, but decided it needed something with more pizazz than the standard wrap. The other day I came up with the idea of adding some white FWPs to the design, and now the piece remindes me of the summer sky. I plan to make a matching necklace from white FWP with turqouise accents, but for now, I will use the fat black nylon omega.

Components:

Turqouise dyed jasper pendant, fresh water pearls (left from other projects, silver artistic wire (24 G)

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Three strands of wire wrap the stone at the corners like a ribbon on a gift. The "hole" on the stone is on the right of the top point, hidden under the large pearl.
Step 2:
Wires taken to top corner and secired with another wire, then twisted into a bail.
Step 3:
One wire taken back down the back and wrapped to the bottom corner for security.
Step 4:
Three wires taken to the side with the "hole" and a large fwp is added to camo the hole. The remaining wire are used to frame the FWP and secure everyting to the stone frame.
Step 5:
Thee wires are taken to the opposite side and a small fwp is added to each wire as the are wrapped onto the stone frame
Step 6:
Another long piece of silver wire is wrapped into the bail, adding thee fwps, then wrapping additional times for added strength to the stone frame and bail.


Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Oh this is fabulous! Love the FWPs! ;)

  2. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    KH this is beautiful and most certainly looks like a beautiful summer sky! The pearls and silver are perfect for the lovely pendant!!

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a gorgeous pendant, KH! Perfect name for it, too! Thanks for generously sharing your instructions with us — very easy to follow! :D

  4. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    This is fabulous, KH! Love the touch the pearls give!

  5. Skittles mommy
    Skittles mommy says:

    This is awesome! Love the concept and think a necklace of the combo would be delightful!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Wow! this is beautiful! I love the addition of the pearls!

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    It is 8:15 on the west coast, I just sat down to see what’s new in the LB Design Gallery….What a beauty to start the day with! Love it! :)

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    I love this gorgeous design. Beautiful color pearls perfect addition. I am enamoured with turquoise right now for some reason. Beautiful sky color.

  9. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    This is beautiful, it certainly looks like a summer sky!! Thanks for sharing the instructions.

  10. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is nice wrapping, and beautiful stone..

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    Margareta says:

    It is a very beautifully wrapped pendant, perfect with these white pearls!

  12. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Beautiful wire wrap on the pendant … love the ‘swoop’ you created! SLS

  13. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Splendid summer sky!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    What a delightfully gorgeous pendant, KH! The name is perfect for this beauty! 8)

  15. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    KH, this is to die for. I really like what you did by adding the pearl accents to the jasper. They take the jasper to a whole new level indeed. It is beautifully done.

  16. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    This is very beautiful!

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    K H says:

    Thank you all for your compliments. I saw one of my instructors from the LBS last night and she said that adding the pearls to the jasper turned a very rustic stone into a very elegant piece of jewelry. I have several plain cabs and lots of loose pearls and other beads, so I will be trying this technique again. :)

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    Jewelrybyirina says:

    Gorgeous! Love it!!!

  19. princessdsp
    princessdsp says:

    This is a really elegant design. Beautiful wrapping on this pendant.

  20. Mahala93 RockChick
    Mahala93 RockChick says:

    So pretty! Almost looks like laramar!

  21. jancop
    jancop says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  22. MaryAnn A
    MaryAnn A says:

    Just “found” this design. Love the pendant color and choice of wire and beads.

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