My Finished Vessel Necklace

I got the chain part done yesterday and started working on a topper for the lid of my vessel today. It didn’t turn out like I wanted and I thought of another idea AFTER making this so I’ll have to remember to use the ideas next time.

PaulineWargVesselClass-Finished-SmallAdded some rocks for added interest.

Published in: on October 29, 2015 at 2:50 pm  Comments Off on My Finished Vessel Necklace  
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Pauline Warg’s Vessel Class

I took Pauline Warg’s vessel class last weekend. Here’s the two pieces I made.


PaulineWargVesselClass-1I still need to add a chain for the necklace part. Will probably make something up to match the vessel. The vessel is sterling silver with a etched copper piece riveted on the front. It has been formed using a hydraulic press.



This is a little flower bud holder made out of a glass syringe. The end has been closed up and the black things are o-rings. I was planning on putting a design on the front but I got lazy and just finished up the piece as is.


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Couple More Vessel Necklaces

Made a few more…..

Vessel11Copper green glass with iris gold frit.

Vessel12Dark amber glass with iris gold frit.

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Vessel Necklaces

Got these done for an order…..











Vessel10Lots of vessel necklaces!! All with bead topped cork stoppers.

Published in: on September 24, 2015 at 3:31 pm  Comments Off on Vessel Necklaces  
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Leftovers Necklace

I had a bunch of leftover silver pieces from previous projects, Small pieces of chain, jump rings, short pieces of wire and punched out holes from silver sheet. They were taunting me, wanting to be used for something instead of sitting in a dark drawer. Not sure what I was going to do, I started putting pieces together, soldering each component. The one thing I did use that wasn’t leftover was some Argentium silver wire. I had some sitting around for the longest time. I heard it the wire balls up cleaning, unlike sterling silver. Decided to give it a try. Not one to test before starting, I just 60 pieces and took them out to the garage. I used my glass torch and was able to get a big clean ball without any pitting. Not only this, it seems to make bigger balls. I used 18 gauge wire and the size of the balls surprised me.

After finishing a decent length, I decided to add a shorter chain as it seemed kind of sparse. It’s funky, it’s rustic and I think I’ll be making more of these. I have more ideas for different chains and I like how nothing has to match.


Some close ups…..


While it was fun doing the smashed balls, it was much harder to smash the second end AFTER balling up each one. Might have been easier to do them before putting in the next piece.LeftoversNecklace3



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New Necklace

Made the purple disc beads to go with the purple dyed organic agate beads.


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I got a few more things made for the upcoming craft show.


A few Christmas tree necklaces…..LeatherBraceletsSome leather and curved tube bracelets…..BlueGreenBraceletCopper bracelet with dusty blue and green beads…..

BatDangle SnowmanDangle2 PenguinDangle ChickenDangle SnowmanDangle OwlDangleSome more zipper pulls, dangles, keychains or whatever…..

GreenIceChipEarringsAnd a pair of green ice chip bead earrings…..

Published in: on October 20, 2014 at 11:40 pm  Comments Off on Jewelry  
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Japanese Crest Pendants

Just finished up ten necklaces today. Yay!!

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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.

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Last Of The Hollow Bead Necklaces

Finished up these today…..

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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 on Three More Hollow Bead Necklaces  
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