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Medusa's Tears necklace

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Created using this Craftsy Indie Pattern

This project was made from an independent Craftsy designer's pattern:

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by Abby Hook

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Category Jewelry
Type Necklace, Accessory
Style Traditional, Funky, Whimsical
Abby Hook on craftsy.com

Who is this project for? Women

Abby Hook on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? This design was inspired by Medusa, her serpent hair is represented in the frame of the centre piece, which snakes it's way, gently forming a curve. She was the daughter of Okeanos (the ocean) so I have used deep blue Lapis Lazuli stones. The centre stone is a large tear-drop shaped Lapis Lazuli cabochon which is 1 1/4"" tall and 7/8" at it's widest point), which I have set using the Viking knitting technique, this is surrounded by a large frame of copper wire, which I have hand shaped and hammered. The frame continues to snake it's way and I have attached 2 Lapis Lazuli drops either side of the main stone, which I have wrapped with copper wire. I have embellished the top of each stone with copper and Lapis Lazuli beads of varying sizes. The centre piece is 2 3/4" at it's widest point, 1 1/2" tall and the whole piece is curved slightly by 1/8". This centre piece hangs from 2 Viking knit chains, which are finished with handmade wire cones and a hook clasp. The total length of the necklace is 18" I have oxidised this piece to highlight the detail.

Abby Hook on craftsy.com

Abby, Abby, Abby...your work is amazing! I think I'll nickname this piece "Susan's tears" as I am crying that I can't make it. As usual, this piece is completely breathtaking. Wow!

11/10/2012 Flag

Thank you so much Susan for your kind words. I love your new name for the piece :) Keep practising and you will be able to make something like this!

11/11/2012 Flag

love this! you do beautiful work! I just bought your book and can't wait till it arrives!

11/12/2012 Flag

Thank you Linda! I hope you enjoy the book :)

11/13/2012 Flag

Magnificent piece. That was the first word that came to mind.

11/12/2012 Flag

Thank you :)

11/13/2012 Flag

All of your pieces are amazing! I never thought pieces like these could be made by hand.... I'm an amateur I just started working with wire and you inspired me to learn more about this art... thank you for sharing....

10/05/2013 Flag

Thank you so much for your comment! I am touched that this piece has inspired you :)

07/06/2014 Flag

It's breath taking...

06/18/2014 Flag

Thank you so much!

07/06/2014 Flag