Happy Full Moon Monday 🙂
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Some of you may know my Mother passed away in 2005. August 1st was her birthday.
I had been wearing some of her charms just strung on a chain, and thought it time for something better. I played around making the charm holder pendant as a way to cheer myself up a bit. A friend suggested I should show people how to make it, since I wasn’t the only one (to wear charms strung on a chain). So here it is ~ I hope you like it.
7 to 12 in. (17.8 to 30.5cm) 16ga ½ hard round wire. (depending on the size of the pendant you want to make.) 2 or 3 – 6mm(or larger) jump rings.
Cut and clean a 7 inch (17.8cm) piece of half hard round wire.With your round nose pliers grasp the wire 2 in. (5.1cm) from the end of the wire.
Cross the wires over the pliers, and spread them just far enough apart to create a loop.
Use your thumb to shape the left lobe of the heart.
Continue shaping the wire, until it looks something like this.
Hold on to the completed side of the heart, and use your thumb to shape the other lobe of the heart.
Slide 2 or 3 jump rings onto the shorter wire. These will act as the ‘bail’ for your pendant.
Use chain nose pliers to wrap the short wire around the long wire.
This is how your pendant should look at this point.
With your thumb, shape the long tail of wire into a curve.
With round nose pliers, grasp the wire roughly 1 inch below the wrapped wire, and bring it around the jaw of the pliers to create the bottom loop.
Create a hook in the end of the wire. This will be the “latch” for your charm holder.
Tada 🙂 Add some hammered texture and some charms and you’re good to go.
This is mine, though I think I might need to make a bigger one.
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I ran across this artist a few days ago and was blown away…. His shop DuPoisDesigns is fairly new to Etsy- and he only has one piece in it – but what a piece!!! Then on top of that, if you look in his profile, he’s only been wire wrapping since August 2007. –
OMG – Which by the way is what I named his pictures when I saved them to post here.
If this is what he does after only one year, I can’t wait to see what he does next………….
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I spend A LOT of time roaming around the handmade community Etsy. My travels recently rewarded me with finding this wonderful wire wrapper Ryan Cullity. His style is what I would classify as ‘organic’ He’s created truly unique, one-of-a-kind pieces with equally unique names such as Bobbing for Poodles, Teenage Lobotomy, and Carry the One, and the piece that caught my eye in the first placeTryclyde. Please visit Ryan’s Shop for these and other wonderful goodies….
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~Bobbi “If at first you don’t succeed – Do it like your Mother told you to”. – Unknown