I've just finished the fourth project in Kerry Bogert's book, "Totally Twisted".
Here's my version of her "Catching A Wave" necklace called "Upcycled Beauty", which is for sale in my etsy shop. The techniques used in this necklace are: crimping, coiling, closed spiral, wrapped loop and hook clasp.
OK...at this point I feel like I need to let you in on something: most women love it when their husbands bring home flowers or jewelry. While I definitely love both flowers and jewelry, I know that my hubby is truly thinking about me when he brings me old, rusty things that he finds in the road or parking lot. I know - weird, but true. Both washers (sealed for safety) in the pendant were found for me by my esteemed hubby, and I was just waiting for the perfect project to use them with.
In fact, the rust and wear of these beat up old washers were the inspiration for this 3" x 1.5" pendant. The necklace is made from four strands that close with two handmade coiled copper wire cones and a handmade copper wire bail.
Two of the strands of the 21" necklace are made from clear crystal seed beads strung on beautiful copper-toned beading wire. The third strand is made from vintage Czech glass 1 1/4" teal bugle beads, and the fourth strand is made from fair trade Ethiopian copper tube beads from Rings and Things.
I really like how this piece turned out, and I will definitely create another version of it at some point in the future.