Filigree Style Pendants - Wrapping Wednesday

This week for Wrapping Wednesday I decided to work on a tutorial from YouTube.  I'll include the video at the end of this post.  Remember when you're working with tutorials, it is best to use them to learn the basics and then incorporate your new knowledge into an original design if you intended to sell the piece.  Some tutorials do not include the freedom to sell the original design of the creator so be sure to check that before putting your pieces up for sale.

Here's my prototype for a Crescent Moon I'll be listing in the shop.  It turned out pretty good.

Photography & Jewelry by Renee Sosanna Olson

Basically I started out following the tutorial for measurements.  My three pieces of wire and gemstones are below.

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I created the frame and test fit the center pieces.

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Next I wired it all together and added the little gems.

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 Then I decided to try with a different shape frame.  This time I created a crescent moon shape.


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 I took my little shapes and put them inside the moon for a dry fit.  I was going to weave them together and then I thought, maybe I should solder them instead.

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Here are the finished pieces.  I applied Liver of Sulfur to the first two pieces with the gems and then tossed all three in the tumbler for polishing.  They turned out quite nice.  I think I'll make this moon in sterling silver and put it up in the shop for sale.  :)


Photography & Jewelry by Renee Sosanna Olson

Photography & Jewelry by Renee Sosanna Olson

Photography & Jewelry by Renee Sosanna Olson











Renee Olson

Wife, Witch with the Metal Skills of a Dark Elf. I spend my time working with wire, weaving life and magic.

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