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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Perfecting

I've done three of the "no bail" pieces so far. The last one came out so beautifully that I couldn't wait to share it with the world. I listed it on Etsy last night.

Each of the three pieces have been a little different, in terms of technique. By the third one, I had worked out the best way to make a very functional and visually pleasing bail. It is also a little smaller. My first two were larger than they needed to be. As a result, the pendant hangs even more beautifully. I'm really pleased with the last revision. But, I will make a few more to see if I need or want to make any further refinements before I start thinking about a tutorial.

Is this style called a "slide" pendant? I can't quite figure this out for myself, despite looking online for an answer. Maybe I was looking in the wrong place.

Beautiful Willow Creek Jasper
(I don't know why blogger darkens my images!)



3 comments:

  1. Love this! One thing I always have disliked about wire wrapping was the necessity of having a bail on top and the problem of dealing with all the wires.. Many of my soldered pieces have hidden bails since I like the cleaner look. The best I was able to do in wire wrapping was a smooth top with a couple of loops. I think you are probably the only one to have figured it out. Totally original.

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    1. Thank you! Thank you! I feel the same way about bails. I have wracked my brain for years trying to figure this one out! I don't know if I am just dense or what. LOL! But, it took some thought. I'm really excited about it, I agree, I have not seen it before, either.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this to us, i love your creations.

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