Stage Three: Netted Bezel Pendant and new jewelry making Tutorial

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New Tutorial: Needle Lace Caged Pendant

I have enjoyed this technique so much I’ve decided to share it. It’s been very inspirational and if you’re ready to try something different I am sure you will have as much fun with this technique as I have!

This tutorial is 11 pages with a total of 39 high quality pictures to guide you through every step. I’ve taught this lesson to a beginner to wire work with very good results! Based on this experience I would say that it can definitely be done by a beginner though I rate it as an intermediate project.

Check it out on my website: www.DeliaStone.com.

Coral Reef Treasure

More experimentation with the needle lace technique applied to wire. This seemed the natural next step … a netted bezel. This is the most incredible specimen of fossilized coral I’ve ever seen. The stone itself is just stunning. I knew it deserved something special. I captured it in a netted bezel and added a sandy brown swarovski crystal element for sparkle.

I really enjoyed making this pendant … and then staring at it for hours on end afterwards. I considered keeping it for myself, but I was a good girl and decided to list it on my etsy site and give it a chance to sell first. It sold at lightening speed … I miss it so. 🙂 It followed my Tale of a Seahorse necklace to New Zealand. That’s okay. I am sure Annette will take good care of my babies. 🙂

Mosaic Equine / Horse Pendant

This is my second mosaic horse bust pendant, inspired by Azalea Egyptian Arabians, breeders of Egyptian Arabian horses. I formed the frame from 20 gauge sterling silver wire and then used endless feet of hair thin sterling wire to secure countless 2 mm to 4mm freshwater pearls and sterling beads to the frame. The eye is a faceted blue apatite roundell wrapped in a delicate herringbone weave. I coiled and formed the mane by hand as well. Props to my friend Cammy for suggesting the coiled mane. 🙂

I have grand plans for a mosaic neck piece for this pendant, but it might be a while before I get to it. Meanwhile I will probably just put it on a chain to give it a chance to sell at the upcoming show next weekend. If it sticks around long enough, I’ll work on that neck piece. 😉

Water for your fire …Blue Blossom.

Something cool and refershing to bring down the heat! THIS piece should have been named Water Garden, but I already had a piece with that title. I adore this beautiful bracelet. Even though it’s a little too chunky for my personal taste, I pull it out and admire it often. It has such a tranquil feel to it. It makes me think of a crystal clear pond with lillies floating on the serene surface. Just beautiful. The stones are actually rough hewn aquamarine chips. I finished it off with one of my signature handmade toggle clasps.

Spicy Salsa … Fire in the Belly

This bracelet was created for the Year of Jewelry Project 2007. I’m late posting this to the blog so I will actually have to go hunt up what week it was … I know, bad Delia. :::smacks hand:::

Faceted carnelian roundells create the bangle and the double netted clasp focal is some kind of lace agate. Earthy Indian red 3 mm swarovskis accent the main focal. This is really a very lovely bracelet in hand. I dig it. 🙂

Terra X

I’ve been wanting to try something Dana Kellin-ish lately so I started coiling beads to this frame. I originally had planned to use a different focal stone in the center but it wasn’t really big enough for the frame. Then I remembered a pendant like this that Magdalena had done with a marquis stone set in the center. I remembered that I had some smoky quartz marquis briolettes so I busted them out and used them. I decided to oxidize it to add to the earthy look of it.

I made and added the coiled beads after I oxidized the piece, so I had to go back and oxidize them later so that they would match. This pic was taken before I did them too, and I haven’t gotten a new pic taken yet but I posted this one anyway. I will edit this when I get updated pics.

This peice was actually created in Early August, though I did not post it until September.