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For My Mom

About this design:

My mother was visiting about a month ago and saw a pin that I had made from twisted wire. She loved it. It was designed after one from the book "Bead on a Wire." Mom called at the beginning of the week and told me that she wanted one similar but wanted it to be a pendant with leather cording for the necklace. I have a ton of heavy scrap wire hanging around that I wasn't sure what to do with. So, I used it to make the pendant, but the plain leather was rather boring so I added just a few beads. I think it turned out rather nice. I hope she likes it.


Copper wire, copper beads, leather cording.

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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Julz, you mom is sure to fall in love with this beauty right away! I love your addition of copper beads to the leather cording — they add the perfect finishing touch! :D

  2. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    It’s absolutely beautiful! Your mother is going to love this! I know I do! ;)

  3. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    This is cool! Very creative, great wrapping job! I think your mom will love this!

  4. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Your mom is going to love this, it is so cool. Great wire work, and wrapping!!!

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    trinkets says:

    What a wonderful item to wear with a casual suit!

    Tees & jeans too.

    Love the pattern 7 well, just the whole piece!:)

  6. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Lucky mom! This piece is stunning!

  7. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    It is beautiful! I know she will absolutly love it!!!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Wolla love this !

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    LeighAnn F says:

    Your mom sure is one lucky lady! Nice wire pendant. You were right, without the beads, the leather would be boring. Love the addition of beads….it was the perfect finishing touch to the pendant!

  10. Violet
    Violet says:

    Wow this is stunning…. I’m sure your mom will love it !!!!

  11. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow great wire work..

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Julz, this is fabulous! I agree with you, the addition of a few beads really made your wire pendant pop! (And I have that book too – I’ve been toying with that pendant in my head…). Your wirework is supreme!

  13. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    This is a beautiful wire design, and the few beads you added really make it. I bet your mom loves it.

  14. JulzJewlz
    JulzJewlz says:

    Thanks everyone!! My mom did love it! She has worn it and everyone she knows loves it too. I might get a few orders from this one. I sure hope so!!

  15. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    This is fabulous Julz. I’m glad your mom loves it! I knew she would!

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