Woven in Wire Jewelry: Lorelei Pendant

At first glance, it may look like there is nothing symmetrical about the Lorelei pendant from the must-have wire jewelry book Woven in Wire by Sarah Thompson. But there are two small sections of weaving hidden on the back of the pendant, offering the perfect chance to practice weaving that is balanced and even.

wire jewelry: Lorelei pendant by Sarah Thompson in Woven in Wire

Lorelei pendant by Sarah Thompson in Woven in Wire

This is also a wonderful wire jewelry project to advance your finishing technique skills. Perfect your pointed swirls, take the time to bevel your hammered wires, and then use graduated sandpaper or a flex shaft to polish your beveling to a fine luster. You’ll see how these extra steps take the wire jewelry design to a whole new level.

Make the Lorelei pendant your own by selecting either a Swarovski crystal, square pendant, or even some simple beads for three unique looks. You’ll love how this intricate woven wire pendant can be an everyday wardrobe staple!

wire jewelry: Lorelei pendant by Sarah Thompson in Woven in Wire

Lorelei pendant by Sarah Thompson in Woven in Wire

Project Details

Pendant shown measures 2-1/4”.

Materials
7″ of fine silver 14-gauge wire
7-1/4″ of fine silver 16-gauge wire
10-1/8” of fine silver 18-gauge wire
3′ of fine silver 26-gauge wire
10′ of fine silver 28-gauge wire
2 sterling silver 2 mm beads (holes need to be larger than 0.8 mm)
2 sterling silver 3 mm beads
sterling silver 4 mm bead
Swarovski crystal 20 mm square pendant

Tools
ruler
wire cutters
permanent marker
flat-nose pliers
chasing hammer
bench block
needle files
fine-grit sandpaper
butane micro torch
cross-lock tweezers
tile or rimmed cookie sheet
quenching bowl
round-nose pliers
beading awl
liver of sulfur
0000 steel wool
brass bristle brush

Show off your unique woven wire jewelry style with the Lorelei pendant from Woven in Wire!


Find this and other wonderful woven wire projects in Woven in Wire!

 

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