different tutorials by Perri Jackson (ShaktipajDesigns) »
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Classic, Romantic, Traditional
30x20mm (about) teardrop cab, 10mm and 7mm round beads, 10x6mm rondelle beads, copper wire and beads
What was your inspiration?
The pendant and the braided beads are very much inspired by Perri Jackson's wonderful work. The idea of using Right Angle Weave for the bezel comes from her bead and woven wire bezels:
the band of her Blue Heaven ring:
Scalloped edges are signature signs of a lot of her pieces. I first learned how to make them from her wonderful Rose of Sharon Pendant Tutorial:http://www.etsy.com/listing/112055690/holiday-sale-rose-of-sharon-coiled?
The braided bead was inspired by her gorgeous Braided Saturn bead (http://www.flickr.com/photos/perri_jackson/3192770517/).
The first time I saw the Square Knot links was on the wigjig website. But I make them with pliers, not a jig.
A friend from the US sent me patterned wire called Whim-Z which looks really cool. I used it for the beadcaps and the links and really like the combination of the patterned and the smooth wire.
What are you most proud of?
The coiled/beaded beads are very much inspired by Perri's fantastic "Braided Saturn" bead (on her Flickr page).They are the elements I love the most.