Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Week 36-Silver Tassel Pendant



This pendant was inspired by Lynne Merchant, an artist who has probably been an inspiration for most of the wire jewelry makers of today. I've always admired her beautiful tassels and challenged myself to try something similar. I did solder the largest outside ring that the loops and dangles hang from. The top part is a spiral which I thought I would do in a manner similar to Iza's bead cap. But I was trying to do it from memory having only done it once years ago and just couldn't wrap my head around the weave. Plus I don't think I really had enough spirals to do it effectively. So all I can say is it's held together. :D Now if I just had Mary Tucker's stick-to-itiveness, I would work on this until it's perfect. But making one wore me out. LOL

11 comments:

  1. Wow! This is truly amazing and quite beautiful.

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  2. Nancy!! This is so impressive! I want to make a tassel someday myself. This design has a wonderful Nancy feel to it, inspite of the inspirations from others. I love how you wove the beads around the bottom.

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  3. Thanks, Mary! I was inspired by you to challenge myself.

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  4. Lori, love your tassel pendant. Beautiful piece!

    Terry

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  5. This tassle is amazing. They have always intrigued me. Maybe if I tried it one component at a time... Gorgeous work!

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  6. Thanks, Christine! I think that's the way to do it. I started out with the large soldered ring and tried to make everything fit that.

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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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