Japanese Crest Pendants

Just finished up ten necklaces today. Yay!!

Eight Five Four Nine One Seven Six Ten Three Two

Etched copper, then punched out and riveted together. There’s crimp beads between the front and back for a space for the snake chain to go through. I added the end caps and clasp to the snake chain. Made the little glass dangles too. Pieces were patina’ed and tumbled to work-harden the metal.

Published in: on October 5, 2014 at 11:50 pm  Comments Off  
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Last Of The Hollow Bead Necklaces

Finished up these today…..

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Published in: on September 11, 2014 at 3:04 pm  Comments Off  
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Three More Hollow Bead Necklaces

Finished these up today.

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Have three more to make.

Published in: on September 6, 2014 at 4:08 pm  Comments Off  
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More Hollow Bead Necklaces

Got two more done.

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Another Hollow Bead Necklace

Got an order for 10 of these….


Just have nine more to make.

Published in: on August 31, 2014 at 11:10 am  Comments Off  
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Green Hollow Bead Necklace

I know it’s green. I accidentally cut the bead caps in reverse. I meant to have the black on top and the green on the bottom so only a little rim of green would show. Since that didn’t happen, I filled the bead with green microbeads.


Published in: on June 17, 2014 at 10:10 pm  Comments Off  
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Blue Hollow Bead Necklace

Another hollow bead made with blue veiled cane. It has some lines in the glass that are different colors. I filled the bead with thin microbeads and strung it on a sterling silver chain. A few pearls finish the piece.



Published in: on June 15, 2014 at 5:28 pm  Comments Off  
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Another Hollow Bead Necklace

I finally got a clear hollow made. I tried filling it with different medias but nothing was looking good. Finally settled on some gold glitter. Finished it with brass end caps. Put it on a copper bead stick that I made a while ago along with some beads.

HollowBeadWithGoldGlitterThis glitter is a bit chunkier than other glitters I’ve used. Kind of looks like tiny bits of real gold.

Also, more kitty beads…..


Published in: on June 8, 2014 at 1:50 pm  Comments Off  
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Beads And A Necklace

Some more sparkle big hole beads……


And one kitty bead. This kitty turned out kind of fat. Kind of reminds me of my cat, Igor. His fur is so fluffy around his face it looks like he has no neck.


And a hollow bead that I cored and strung it on leather.


Published in: on June 7, 2014 at 3:29 pm  Comments Off  
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Rustic Pendant

Playing with low melt solder and impressing images into molten solder. Wanted to see how it took color and how if it could be drilled, punched and hammered on.  I added a little cab bezel with low melt solder to see how well it would hold. So far, so good. After I was done with testing, I had this piece so I added a few eyelets for a chain and made it into a necklace.

The reason for the bow is because I punched in the wrong spot. While I like asymmetrical, an off center dangle just looks weird. So I had to add another hole. Two dangles wasn’t cutting it either. I tried a few other options, nothing that worked. I added the mother of pearl button to the chain later and I think it helped to pull the piece together.

Published in: on May 27, 2014 at 9:55 pm  Comments Off  
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