Rose Locket

Project Description

Who is this project for? Women What are you most proud of? Mary Tucker's gorgeous new lockets made me want to make lockets again (please have a look at them, she's wiredelements on facebook and flickr). This is a combination of her Locket Tutorial, the closure of her new "Locket for Mom", the hinge from her Trinket Box Tutorial (you can find free tutorials for the locket and the trinket box in the learning center of Mary's wiredelements website: – and another one of my favorite designs, Perri Jackson's Rose of Sharon. For the rovoli in the center I've used a Rose of Sharon without the outer coils, like Perri did here: The small one at the bottom is the one she teaches in her tutorial ( It's not one of the best RoSes I've ever made and I'll probably redo it, but all in all I love the locket. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Begin with Mary's Locket Tutorial and Perri Jackson's Rose of Sharon Tutorial. It needs some practice to combine them. But I think the Spiral Locket from Mary's tutorial with a Rose of Sharon at the bottom would alo look gorgeous.

What you will need

  • 16g
  • 26g and 22g round copper wire
  • 16g square copper wire
  • 3mm round copper beads
  • 14mm Swarovski rivoli
  • 6mm Swarovski chaton
  • 6mm Swarovski bicone (all Crystal Volcano
  • one of my favorite colors)

Q&A with HeikeK

edfwild asked:
Wow, Nothing else needs said. Thanks for sharing.
HeikeK answered:
Thank you very much, edfwild! :D
shiny asked:
This is really, really beautiful!
HeikeK answered:
Thank you, shiny! :))
drwebster asked:
HeikeK answered:
Thanks so much, drwebster! :D
pupette asked:
Wow this is soooo beautiful the pattern, the rose, the locket, all is awesome, what for a great work!!
HeikeK answered:
Thank you very much, Rita! It's just a combination of different tutorials. I love when you can combine tutes and create something of your own.