Evolution of the sword pendant

Being a gamer and a fantasy reader, I’ve been wondering for a while how to make more weapon and fantasy inspired pendants, and decided to try to make something that resembles a dagger or a sword. I bought crystal quartz point beads, thinking they might do. It took me a while, though, to figure out a wrapping pattern. These are my all attempts so far from the first to the last one. 1. The first …

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Crystal teardrop

This bead is a crystal clear piece of agate with a strange black part on the bottom. The wrapping isn’t very complicated, but it took a considerable amount of time to make. I used some iron and hematite beads for decoration. The pendant is huge for a teardrop, it measures about 6cm. Available on Etsy.

Small fluorite pendant

Apparently there is some demand for smaller pendants than the ones I usually make (which is at least 5cm). The smallest wrapped item I can make is about 2.5-3cm, like this neutral-looking pendant. Have I mentioned what my favourite minerals are? It’s fluorite, which is relatively cheap, labradorite, which is relatively expensive and turquoise, which can be both, depending on type and other factors. This fluorite bead is almost neutral, except for a few tiny …

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Skeleton cameo Halloween pendant

Thinking about the upcoming Halloween, I made this pendant – perhaps it will go with somebody’s outfit? I’ve spent a lot of time making this, about four hours (about twice longer than my average pendant). A lot of fire polished beads in this one too: hematite-black and iris-crystal clear. Available on Etsy.

Sea glass vitrail

These are my beach finds from the last stroll. The idea was to make it look roughly like a piece of a vitrail. I had to use a lot of wire in the back to make the whole construction stable. Available on Etsy.