A collection of art beads creates a compelling story in a simple pendant design.
In my book, Jewelry Designs from Nature, I write about creating jewelry with a poetic message. I love jewelry that speaks to us. I created this pendant when I was packing up to move back home to Michigan. My dreams finally had wings and I was looking forward to nesting and settling in my new home.
8mm glass spacers
2 6mm copper spacers
10" 21 gauge blackened steel wire
18 gunmetal chain
Tools: heavy duty wire cutters, round and chain nose pliers and steel wool.
1. Leaving a 4" tail on the steel wire, create a large loop. Open the loop and insert the feather pendant, close the loop.
2. Wrap the tail of the wire above the loop two times in a regular wrapped looped. Continue wrapping the wire several times, criss-crossing around the loop to create an entwined effect.
3. String on a copper spacer, house bead, copper spacer, glass bead, bird bead. Create another large wrapped loop as in step 2.
4. Thread the pendant on the chain.
Feather: Humblebeads. House: Jubilee. Bird: Mamacita Beadworks
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