Wrapped Sonoran Sunrise Pendant

Project Description

Who is this project for? Women What are you most proud of? Keeping the stone fairly free from wire. 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!

What you will need

  • Freeform Sonoran Sunrise Cabochon
  • Argentium Sterling Wire

Q&A with Desert Shine

studentec99497 asked:
Love it! Great job!!
Desert Shine answered:
Thank you!
bmstout100283 asked:
Desert Shine answered:
Lebede asked:
Beautiful work
Desert Shine answered:
Thank you!
chrdesigns asked:
It is gorgeous! What is your favorite tool to use to make this?
Desert Shine answered:
Thank you! The tools I use most are flat nosed pliers, round nose pliers and nippers. I make the larger swirls with my fingers.
Rockland Rocks asked:
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.
Desert Shine answered:
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.