Tag Archives | mineral patterns

silica pendant

Inspirationand First Steps: Gem Silica Pendant

  This week I am starting on a new pendant for myself! I’m excited about this project. I’ve been waiting for a while to have the opportunity to create something with this beautiful gem silica stone. I bought the stone from someone that I follow on instagram, who cuts stones and sets them into jewelry. […]

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Spontaneous Swirls

Completed: Spontaneous Swirls

This week I completed a pendant that doesn’t follow any rules! Lately, I’ve been working on designs that are really symmetrical. Its been challenging to try to bring that aspect into my art. This week I decided to let go of trying to conform to certain shapes and just let my imagination run wild. I […]

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completed progress larimar wire wrap

Progress: Completed Larimar

This week I finished the larimar pendant project. Last week, I had created the structural pieces that hold the stone in place. All that was left to do this week was to add the detailed elements that pull the piece together. I used a mix of techniques to give the pendant more texture and variety. […]

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wire wrapped pendant multi-stone

Completed: Down the Rabbit Hole

This week I want to share one of my favorite pieces I’ve made. I had a lot of fun combining different stones and beads to create this pendant. For this piece, I wrapped each stone separately. Then, I combined the individual wraps together one by one. Once all of the pieces were together, I added […]

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Larimar wire wrapped pendant

Progress: Larimar Construction

After sketching out the design for this Larimar pendant and choosing my materials last week, I started to wrap the larimar stone this week. I started out using the thickest silver wire I have available to create a solid frame around the stone. This frame with be sturdy enough to hold the stone in place. […]

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wire wrapped fossil mastodon

Complete: Mastodon Tooth

  This week’s pendant feature reflect more masculine energy than I usually incorporate into my pieces. This pendant features a fossilized mastodon tooth. It naturally takes on an intense black color. I paired it with the bright copper to attract more light towards the piece and make it more eye catching. I played with a […]

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larimar inspiration wire wrapping

Progress: Larimar Inspiration

  This week I began working on a new custom pendant using a Larimar stone. Larimar is said to promote tranquillity and a strong sense of inner peace and serenity. It is useful in time of pressure and stressful change as its cooling and calming energy is said to help soothe frazzled nerves and reduce stress. I […]

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Wire Wrapped Glass with Gems

Completed: Green Glass with Labradorite

I created this piece while at a music festival. I like to bring my supplies with me when I travel so that I can have the ability to create if inspiration strikes. Oftentimes I am working on my art alone in my studio, and I actually do enjoy working around community. It was fun to take […]

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Wire Wrapped Crown

Progress: Crown Construction

  This week I finished bringing all of the stone elements together. Pictured above is the central piece that I will attach to the bare crown. I choose to wrap all of the pieces together before attaching them to the crown instead of wrapping each piece on individually. I laid all of the components out […]

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Third Eye Pinecone Wire Wrap

Complete: Turqoise Pinecone

  This piece features the art of another local santa cruz company, Third Eye Pinecones. Third Eye Pinecones does a great job of pairing natural pinecone slices with different mineral and gemstones. This pendant features crushed turquoise that was mixed with phosphorescent power so it glows in the dark.    I wanted to give the […]

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