Sterling Silver and Copper Wire Work Lola Heart Pendant

by Kristine Schroeder
(St. Germain, WI USA)

I used sterling silver and copper wire to construct this heart-shaped pendant, and I really like the warmth the copper brings to the piece. I formed the heart first, then wove it with fine-gauge sterling silver, using a block pattern for a mechanical look.


The remaining copper wire forms the rosette, and I swirled the remaining sterling silver into a sinuous art nouveau design that contrasts with the mechanical heart.

I added sterling silver beads and a garnet bead for twinkle, then finished the piece with a garnet teardrop briolette.

Four LOS (liver of sulfur) baths and one polishing later, here is the Lola heart!

Someone wiser than I once said that Steampunk is at the intersection of technology and romance. I think this heart pendant is there, too.

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May 12, 2012
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Directions For The Lola Heart Pendant?
by: annehisako

Love the Sterling Silver and Copper Wire Work Lola Heart Pendant.

Anyway to get some directions to make the Sterling Silver and Copper Wire Work Lola Heart Pendant? Would be willing to pay to get the directions.

Thanks!

annehisako

May 12, 2012
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by: annehisako

Love the pendant! Would like to know what gauge wire you used to create the Sterling Silver and Copper Wire Work Lola Heart Pendant.

Thanks!


Mar 19, 2012
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Beautiful Rose
by: Shannon Breens

Your rose/ heart is beautiful and I would so buy one if you start selling them. Let me know because I suck at wire and want to make a few rings (to replace some that can't bare to wear anymore).

Jan 26, 2012
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Stunning
by: Anne

Like the previous comment I have just stumbled onto this web site and page. I would love to know how you did this work; it is simply stunning.

I am very much a newbie to jewelry making and am looking forward to learning as much as possible:-)

Jan 18, 2012
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How Do You Do It?
by: Sandra

I just stumbled across this page and now I'm in love! This type of work is new to me. How did you do that?

Do you show people how to do it? It is really beautiful, thanks for showing it.

Jan 28, 2011
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Beautiful!
by: Anonymous

Beautiful work!

Jan 20, 2011
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Wonderful
by: Rose

I am so delighted to see such high quality work. One day I vow I will be there too. Thank you for showing us you outstanding creativity.

Jan 18, 2011
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Sterling Silver and Copper Wire Work Lola Heart Pendant
by: Pam

Whoa there, this is one outstanding piece! I don't tend to favor Steampunk, but this is exceptional! Great work. Pam

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