I designed these as 'His and hers' love pendants to mark the engagement of my brother and his girlfriend. The two interlocking hearts pendant is my own design and speaks for itself. The gent's one is a classic Celtic love knot. Both are surrounded by a circle, which is the universal symbol for unity.
These pendants make the perfect gift to mark a special occasion.
Once you are familiar with the techniques you can personalize the design by adding any number of wire motifs or symbols to the centre, or by adding beads in the open spaces to inject some color. You can really highlight the detail by oxidizing them.
This is an easy tutorial with 33 detailed steps, covering both pendants, over 21 pages with lots of clear, crisp colour photos.
The materials listed are for both pendants.
Inspired as a child to make jewellery when I was bought a bead weaving loom one Christmas, my style has changed dramatically over the years, from simple strung necklaces into what you ...
Inspired as a child to make jewellery when I was bought a bead weaving loom one Christmas, my style has changed dramatically over the years, from simple strung necklaces into what you see today.
I have always loved working with semi precious stones and wire, for many years I have experimented with different ways of combining the two. The jewellery on these pages have been influenced by the designer Eni Oken who has helped me to harness the natural beauty of the stones and compliment them with silver wire work.
Each piece has lots and lots of hand coiled wire, no glue or solder is used just ancient methods of coiling and weaving.
I now divide my time between making jewellery and writing tutorials for my designs, if there is a piece that you have seen and would like to learn how to make, but can't find the tutorial, just let me know and I will see what I can do. I am also a freelance writer for 'Making Jewellery' magazine and have had several projects published.
In 2009 I launched my business, working full time on my jewellery. A daunting step but one that I have never regreted. In 2010 I started writing my first book, Wire Jewelry Mastrclass, which was published by The Guild of Master Craftsmen and will be available from October 2011.