Jewelry Pendants: Triple Shell Pendant

by Rose Smith
(Chepstow, Monmouthshire, UK)

A very elegant and artistic piece of shell jewelry, crafted by Rose.

A very elegant and artistic piece of shell jewelry, crafted by Rose.

Description: Rose takes three small shells and transforms them into this exquisite pendant, utilizing wire wrapping.


My friend, again, hands me three tiny shells, and asks if I can make something of them for her niece. Her sister had seen some of my jewelry and wondered if I could make something special for her daughter when she got older.

I went home with the shells thinking, how, how, how, they are so tiny...then I remembered the tutorial I had wanted to do that included multiple stones/crystals and thought..OK I will give it a go.


It is mostly 'free form', ie. you make it as you go along, with the basic rules of wire wrapping.

It took me three hours, I loved doing it, and will make more now.

I used craft wire, as she did not want to spend a fortune on it, but it does look good even if I say so myself for a first attempt.

Even my husband says, "It is gorgeous," an unusual statement for him...

Let me know what you think? I do really look forward to helpful comments.

Rose

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Unlimited Sculptures
by: Rose

Hi Linda

Take a look at my other sculptures on www.facebook.com/jewelrybyrose. You will see that I also mostly work with stones, beads, crystals etc. The beauty of this technique is 'how far can you take it" I am still experimenting with it.
I have posted another sculpture on here, called it the Turquoise Sculpture. It is done with a variety of turquoise beads, chips and semi-precious stones. So the sky is the limit.

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Triple shell pendant
by: Linda

I work mostly with stone, or pearls, but the shells were just so beautiful! I'm just going to have to make a shot at it. I won't come out as lovely as yours, but I can practice!
Thanks,
Linda

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Simple it is
by: Rose

Hi Linda,
I hope you are still checking back. It has been months since I have been here.
I can't share everything with you as it was a paid tutorial for the technique..so if I say you take some heavy gauge wire about 1.00mm/18g or 1.25mm/16g for the back, approx 22cm/9inches.
Make a small spiral one end and a bigger one the other with large spaces in between the loops. Push the spirals together so that they measure approx 1 to 1.5 inches in length and 1 inch witdh..I vary with that.

This is your base. Add two/three/four 15cm/6inch 0.80mm/20gauge wire to the top, connecting it to the spirals so that they are on different loops to strengthen the back and then weave the bail for the desired length, fold over and secure.

Now that is your base done..don't cut any wires...til you are finished as you use them as you go along adding beads, cabochons (already wrapped) coiled wire, and whatever..this is a 'picture' you now build on...take your time and have fun...

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AMAZING
by: Anonymous

I absolutely adore this. I just started making jewelry. simple things like earings and necklaces that you just use a string and put beads on it. I would love to have thee ability to make something like that!!!

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jewelry, tripple shell pendant
by: Linda

I think it's fantastic! I just love shells, and have been drilling holes in them to use the wire. I'm kind of new at wire wrapping, so I don't know how you did it. I for one would love a how to on this one! Striking!

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