Monday, May 05, 2008

Another Butterfly, Sleeping Dragon revisited, and Warrior Princess Bracelet

Been busy this weekend, not just with jewellery, but that's a matter for another post...

I had another play with wire, another butterfly but a very different design - much more butch!

Butterfly Necklace - Copper and Green

The wire is copper, so is the chain and all the findings. The jump rings and clasp are handmade. The stones I've used are small round green jade, a fluorite smooth drop and a lovely smooth chalcedony nugget.

Sleeping Dragon Necklace

Maybe you remember the Sleeping Dragon pendant I posted on here a while back. I wasn't sure what to do with it, but was inspired when I saw a necklace in a magazine. Mine turned out completely differently but the idea was born then. :-) (And, of course, mine is much prettier.)

Here's the pendant again - sterling wire - two gauges - and labradorite, oxidised and poslished.

Here's the finished necklace, lots more links in the same style as the pendants, and lots of sterling silver chain (very, very fine, the links are 1mm long/wide), and lots more labradorite: heishi and smooth drops.

On the picture below you can see the blue fire in the labradorite.

Another picture of the links further up the necklace.

Warrior Princess

This one turned out a lot heavier and more butch than intended. Well, working with quite thick copper wire might be part of the reason. LOL I love how it looks though. It's quite heavy but flows nicely and the two dark green vintage glass beads give it that special something. Each link was handmade, twisted and spiraled, hammered and oxidised. So were the jump rings and the pretty clasp. Everything was handmade really apart from the copper wire and the glass beads.

Think I'll have to make myself one similar to this one...


  1. You've been making lots! - that butterfly necklace looks so professional, everything is lovely, I think my fav is the last one, the bracelet.

  2. Both necklaces gorgeous, but the bracelet is to die for - love it!


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