Quartz pendants

One is a teardrop side-drilled bead and the other is a smooth chunk with no drilling. I used smaller beads (garnet, onyx, hematite and others) to decorate. These are mostly freeform, I can’t say what exactly inspired me, I just went on with the wrapping until I was out of wire. Available in my Etsy shop: [pink one] and [clear one].

New teardrop pendants

Well, they’re fairly irregular for teardrops and the third one is actually tooth shaped. Something I made in the meantime when I was bored with the usual stuff. I wish I had more side drilled agate in cooler shades (temperature-wise cooler, not awesomeness-wise cooler), but the batch I’ve got recently is mostly brownish red, sometimes orange or yellow, so I’m pretty much restricted to matching it with carnelian and other similar stones. It’s fun to …

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Wire wrapped winter

I finally got to make something that required more time and attention than my usual stuff. This pendant is a rough quartz point that looks more or less like an icicle, hence the post title. It’s not particularly tricky to make a double sided pendant, it just takes more time. And I really thought that  making it just one sided would look strange. I’m not sure if it came out wintery enough, though, as I …

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Reptilian pendants

I don’t remember why I had this idea. I was going for something chunky, bold and more three dimensional than what I usually make. They resemble reptiles a little bit, hence the name. Also, I wanted to make something for myself to match my blue clothes (finally made something totally different and decided to sell the reptilian ones). I played around a bit, matching different grey and blue shades in different stones (agate, kyanite, lapis …

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Wrapped geode

Geodes are awesome. I love geodes. I sometimes spend literally hours online looking for the right ones or just watching the pretty geode photos. Geodes are crystal-lined cavities inside a rock. They are often formed when a bubble of air is trapped inside hot lava, then it cools down and forms quartz crystals inside around the bubble. The crystals can grow inside the rock for a very long time, so the geodes can be a …

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Fantasy inspired amulet pendant

This is another approach to the quartz point beads. This time I decided to make something that looks like a special powers amulet. I don’t know if it does, but I know that the wrapping is too complicated, as it covers the whole quartz part and it became almost invisible. The rough beads wrapped into the design are labradorite. The pendant was supposed to be symmetric, but there are many irregularities. I must work more …

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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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Lepidolite donut pendant

I’m so fed up with steampunk, that I really need a two or three week break from it. While I’m waiting for the new labradorite shipment, I’m using up the stone beads that I’ve had for two years now, and have been waiting for good ideas and mood. I’m almost 100% sure that this donut-shaped stone is lepidolite, not the more popular lilac shade, but brownish pink. The inclusions are most likely quartz. I have …

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