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Wrapped Sonoran Sunrise Pendant

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Jewelry
Type Accessory, Pendant
Style Whimsical, Classic, Formal / Bridal, Casual, Eco-Friendly, Holiday, Romantic, Traditional
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Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? Freeform Sonoran Sunrise Cabochon, Argentium Sterling Wire

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What are you most proud of? Keeping the stone fairly free from wire.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid to try using wire. Once you get the basics down, the sky's the limit!

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It is gorgeous! What is your favorite tool to use to make this?

08/20/2011 Flag

Thank you! The tools I use most are flat nosed pliers, round nose pliers and nippers. I make the larger swirls with my fingers.

08/21/2011 Flag

Ahh, I rarely use my flat nose, I should dig them out and try them! You have a beautiful command of the wire!

08/21/2011 Flag

I love your use of wire to add "bling" but not to cover the stone. It's perfect. So often the artist is intent on demonstrating what they can do with wire and completely cover or overpower the stone.

08/29/2011 Flag

Thank you. It's sort of my trademark style. I believe the stone should be the focal, not the wrap. I use enough wire to secure the stone but that's all. There are some stones that have to have more wire on the face, but for the most part, I can leave them free. I also believe that the back of the wrap should look as good as the front.

08/29/2011 Flag

I am a believer too in "less is more." When I see the face of the stone more or less covered in swirls and twirls of excess wire

08/30/2011 Flag

I am a believer in "less is more," too. When I see the face of the stone covered in swirls and twirls of

08/30/2011 Flag

Sold

10/15/2012 Flag

Gorgeous!

10/11/2013 Flag