Aug 22, 2009

Tourmaline and Sterling Pendant

One of my first ever sales on Etsy was of a Tourmaline Pendant. Tourmaline is a lovely stone in varying shades of pink and green. I decided I would like to make another pendant with the Tourmaline.

With my last piece of 18g wire (or it was until I received my wire order already blogged about) I made a tear drop shape with a loop at the top to hang the pendant with.

I then started to wire wrap the pendant using some 26g wire. I decided to wrap in such a way so that the shape of the teardrop was "filled" with the sterling wire rather than just to wrap around the edge. At varying intervals I then wired in the tourmaline nuggets. The wire wrapping was all done in such a way so that the Tourmaline nuggets stand out from the pendant and sit on top of the wire backdrop. This really sets them off beautifully.

So - my Tourmaline and Sterling Pendant.

2 comments:

Studio618 said...

Tourmaline is one of my favorite stones too. Great job there.

Sandrine said...

Lovely pendant Sharon it is nice to read about the creative process too;)

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