Saturday, May 30, 2009

New tutorial-Victorian Key Pendant


I swore I would never make this again but never say never because I finally got motivated to do the tutorial for this. It took about 40 hours of labor for this baby to be birthed. It ended up being 33 pages long with 96 high resolution pictures. This is similar to one I posted earlier but I've changed the shaft and simplified the construction just a tad-although it's still an advanced project. This one measures 2 1/4" long by 1 1/4" wide. It requires some patience to complete but the result will be a romantic pendant worthy of becoming an heirloom. You can see it in my Artfire shop

6 comments:

  1. what a beautiful piece you've made! I guess I like it the most of all your keys :o)

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  2. I just bought this. It's beautiful. I can't wait to try it. Sheridan (AKA JoslinJewels)

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  3. I just saw this posted on Plaincraft - it should be getting 20's all around. Keep posting there as that is how I found your blog in the first place.

    I am a very experience bead weaver and hardly work with wire at all. This is just as lovely as all your work and I am sorely tempted to buy the tutorial and see just how far I am from "advanced."

    Thanks for the inspiration again.

    KJ

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  4. Thanks, KJ. I've never seen anything get more than an 11 on Plaincraft. Those folks are tough. LOL

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  5. That key is awesome! I can understand how much work went into it!

    By the way, I'm giving you a blogger award. You can view it here:

    http://2goodclaymates.blogspot.com/2009/06/one-lovely-blog-award.html

    Feel free to accept or not -- whatever you wish. It is my way of sharing your great blog with others.

    Carolyn Good

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Sorry I had to turn off comments for a while as I was getting spammed to death. For people wondering where to get the free tutorials, they are available at Szarka's website, www.magpiegemstones.com. Click on the resources and tutorials link. Thanks, Nancy

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