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Oceanus - Lapis Lazuli and Copper Neckla

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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Style Whimsical, Romantic
Abby Hook on craftsy.com

Who is this project for? Women

Abby Hook on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? This swirling neckpiece with it's deep blue accents of Lapis Lazuli stones reminds me of the Oceans on our planet. The centre stone is a large tear-drop shaped Lapis Lazuli cabochon( 1 7/8" tall, 1 1/4" 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. I have layered the frame wires to add depth to the design and embellished some of the swirls with Lapis Lazuli and copper beads of varying sizes. The centre piece is 3 3/4" at it's widest point, 2 3/4" tall and the hole piece is curved slightly by 1/4"). This centre piece hangs from 2 Viking knit chains, which are finished with handmade wire cones and a hook clasp, each chain is 9 3/4". The total length of the necklace is 21" I have oxidised this piece to highlight the detail.

Abby Hook on craftsy.com

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! Absolutely breathtaking! Wow!

06/17/2012 Flag

Thank you so much Susan :)

06/18/2012 Flag

WOW

06/18/2012 Flag

Thank you :)

06/20/2012 Flag

I love this

07/04/2012 Flag

fantastic! Beautiful work

07/08/2012 Flag

What a beautiful combo. Absolutely love the wire work, what an ingenious way to mount the large lapis.

07/14/2012 Flag

Thank you :) I wanted to show the Lapis off as much as possible and also reflect the pattern of the chain in the setting

07/16/2012 Flag

I love it!

08/05/2012 Flag

Thank you :)

08/08/2012 Flag

Ms Abby Hook, you keep popping up everywhere. Thanks for the freebies the other day. I have to say you do the Best Work I have ever seen anywhere....ever... I just adore you! I am so short on money an have so much time on my hands all I do is sit an go through your stuff constantly. I am not a stalker I promise. I just keep running into you. I want to learn your craft and am praying for the funds for all the supplies... I have a lot of half hard gold filled wire mostly 20 Ga round or 20 Ga square gold filled I also have 24 an 26 red gold filled....I can't work with it on wire weaving and it you have any idea's please share..

07/08/2014 Flag

You are most welcome Delories, I hope you are enjoying them! Thank you so much for your kind words, I am delighted to hear how much you are enjoying my work. Don't use you Gold filled wire for learning and practicing, save it for when you have confidence in a technique. It is possible to use HH wire for weaving, the 26 ga will be easier then the 24 ga, which will be more suitable for binding. I recommend saving up and investing in some copper wire to learn with, or do you have a friendly electrician you could ask for a donation from ;)

07/11/2014 Flag