This pendant is my first try at wire wrapping. I see stones wire wrapped a lot so i i thought i would try my hand at doing a claw wire wrapping.
I am pretty happy with how it came out, it was wire wrapped with a brass colored copper wire wrap. And yes this is a real black bear claw. It is one i bought from the Native American Trading company i used to work for. I have had this claw for a while and thought i would do something unique with it.
FOR SALE! For sale here - [link] SOLD - But i plan on making more, and each being its own one of a kind unique design. Hope you enjoy it. ^.^
And now for something a little different. This was wrapped with a bright blue aluminum wire, something a bit more colorful. ^.^ Who dosent like blue at least a tiny bit, honestly This one is a bit more swirly and intricate as well.
The Ogham and green beads are carved from Holly wood and the awen charm and clasp are carved from Oak wood (the Ogham beads are double-sided). Strung on green cotton thread with a clay Oak leaf pendant pressed with a real leaf. Can be worn as a bracelet or a short necklace.
A real Oak leaf pressed into copper hangs from a naturally holed stone (aka adder stone) on a braided thong of real deer sinew with Hawthorn and Ash beads and a carved Oak clasp. All woods were wild harvested by the witch and handcarved. Both adder stones and Oak, Ash, and Thorn together are used to see spirits and peak into the Otherworld in the lore of the British Isles. Can be worn during hedgecrossing rituals, walks in the wild wood, or when working with fey spirits of Elphame.
Everything has been worked in traditional methods, from the heat-manipulated terminals, to the attachment of them onto the main braid. It creates a nice, raw and individual feel.
The terminals have a dome which holds the stone, surrounded by 5 spiraled curls. This dome is accented on the edge with a twisted wire design, which also frames the very base of the terminal. The side design consists of three eternity knots. Like figure-eights the knotting interlocks with each other, creating the 'eternity' symbol.
The corundum rubies are stunning in colour, and they accent the piece incredibly well. With a special high luster hollow cavity underneath each stone is creates a cat-eye/mirror effect, which reflects light back into the stone, creating a dazzling shimmer at almost every angle!