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A Gift of the Sea

About this design:

Wire wrapped pendant with beaded chain. After seeing Stingray's beautiful wrapped Rivolis, I thought I haven't done any wrapping for a month or so, and maybe now would be a good time to do something with the aquamarine slab I bought over a year ago, and spent way too much money on, but it's my birthstone and once again my birthday is near. I wanted to do something special with it but had no ideas at the time. I'm calling it A Gift of the Sea. That's the name of a beautiful piece of music by Wayne Gratz. I put on the music and got lost in dream. I took one shot of the fancy bail in progress. This was fun. Hope you like it.


Aquamarine stone. Seahorse, dolphin, and starfish findings. A 6mm pearl. A crystal point. 2 red and gold pave beads. 1 metal spacer bead. Rondelle in graduated sizes of iridescent blue. 20 and 26 guage silver tone craft wire. 1 rhinestone button. 11/0 sead beads in metalic silver and silver lined rocailles.

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wow KR You really captured the underwater vibe with this necklace. It’s so much fun with the seahorses, the starfish, the dolphin, the pearl, the green sea glass -the blue rondells! The scrolls are so pretty.I can’t quite tell what stitch you used for the bead weaving.
    I’m listening to “A Gift of the Sea”and dreaming of whales. Beautiful work KR.

  2. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Thanks BLE. I learned this chain from a YouTube channel called Sapphirus and the video is How to make :Beaded chain bracelet with sead beads. I don’t do many ropes or chains but I do this one quite a bit. I saw a Jill Wiseman video explaining 3 bead herringbone spiral and I think it’s the same stitch but I am not sure. It’s easy and really sparkles. I’m still up, LOL. But I am going to nap a bit before Jazz wakes up. It’s still pretty early here in California.

  3. kye
    kye says:

    Wow! Your wirework is amazing. There is so much to admire on this necklace. I keep looking at the seahorse. How in the world did you do that? Wow!

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    I thought that was a twisted three bead herringbone. I’m working on one myself but it looks a lot different. Using 11/0 Delicas. I’ll post when it’s finished.

  5. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    What an amazing sea-themed piece! All of the sea creatures and goodies that you wire wrapped onto the pendant make for a delightful, oceanic necklace. Nature and all its beauty truly is a gift to us–and your ‘Gift of the Sea’ is a reminder of that. The weaved chain and intricate work of the bail are wonderful! :)

  6. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    What a beautiful pendant and chain that took a lot of work.

  7. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    Very nice! Innovative and unique, I really like the blue rondelles. It is indeed reminiscent of the sea.

    Oh, and, Happy Birthday!(soon?)

  8. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Thanks again to everyone. Stingray, your beautiful wrapped Rivolis inspired me to get some wrapping done. BLE, I forgot to say that I am pleased you like the music. Not everyone has the same taste in music, but music is always good for getting into the dream state. I’m looking forward to your next post. Yeah, it did take a lot of time but I enjoy doing it, and I really don’t care how long something takes. Jazz does, however. So today is her day for attention.

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    BevB says:

    WOW! Amazing and beautiful!

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