Thursday, September 24, 2009

Man O' War Prehnite Pendant

Hey everybody!
I listed this pendant on etsy today and thought I would show some pics of the process.
Enjoy...

Rutile Green Prehnite Cab. Ready for the settin.


And the bezel soldered and ready to go.


So I decided to mess with some wire on this piece. I used 3 different guages, shaped them and then hammered them for some texture.


Just lining them up and changing the order to see what looks best.


Final layout before soldering.


And now they are soldered!


Shaped and trimmed up all nicey nice.


One more solder step to go.


Soldered, oxidized and ready to put a finish on it. Then set the stone!


All done :)

12 comments:

  1. Great pictures. Very cool to see the process. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oh yeah, the swirls matches your banner. Cute!

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  3. I love the little beach people. My bench abroad has kangaroo tracks and little 'roos.

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  4. The pendant is wonderful, sorry I didn't mention that in the first comment.

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  5. I LOVE that piece, Bill--and I really enjoy seeing the step by step process! Your little cartoons are cute, too! I can almost see them animated!

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  6. I loved seeing your process of creating. That piece is stunning! It really appeals to my water spirit!

    Cheers!
    Julie
    Julie Magers Soulen Photography
    Blog of Note

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  7. O look at that Julie, with her Blog of Note sig. Hey, Bill! I love this piece! You are just doing REAL jewelry here. That prehnite is pretty and you have made it super stunning. A very imaginative direction to go.

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  8. wow, that prehnite is damn amazing. love your expression with it.

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  9. Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments!
    The prehnite has been amazing. It is so inspiring to work with jewels like this. Makes things go soo much smoother! I do not draw out my designs, I just take a basic idea and then let it go where it wants. So having good focal points really lets the creative juices flow!

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  10. I love this piece, just everything about it! The stone is gorgeous and the design flows beautifully. Wonderful!

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  11. Wow! It's amazing to see the process of how you make these! :)

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  12. Beautiful piece - I love that stone...great step by step.

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