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Learn how to create a caged cabochon wire pendant. This is a wonderful technique for cabochon of all shapes and allows for more free flow in design vs technical symmetry work.
There is quite a bit of hammering to get 'this look' in the wire. There is also sanding and filing to get 'this look' from the tapered swirling tips. While this pendant harness can be made without hammer, file and sandpaper, the look of the wire will be different.
If you are a very beginner wire worker, please take class #101 first.
Materials if you have them on-hand
1.5 foot - 18 gauge, round, dead soft wire. (Frame wires)
2 feet - 18 gauge, half round, dead soft wire (Banding wires) * this can be 22g, 20g or 18g
1 foot - 28 gauge, round, dead soft wire. (For accent beads)
A small cabochon of approximately 1 x 1 inch or smaller to .5 x .5 inch
Small copper accent beads (optional) of 1mm to 3mm round.
Round nose pliers
Chain link or flat nose pliers
Steel bench block or anvil (optional)
If you need to purchase materials and/or tools, you can contact
Lithos Mineral, Fossil, Meteorite, Book and Hobby Shop
(Purchased separately from price of the class)
Order KIT # 107
They sell Sterling Silver wires as well as designer cabochons, beads and other jewelry making supplies. Give them a call or check out their online stores to order materials and/or tools before class and please give time enough time for shipping.
Lithos on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LithosArvada
Lithos e-commerce: https://lithosarvada.square.site/
5695 Yukon St, Arvada, CO 80002
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