Normally I don't work with man made "stones", but this one was special!
This is a piece of sea pottery / sea china (also called beach pottery) that was found by my mother-in-law's sister. My MIL had it for some years and then I snatched it when I visited, as I wanted to make it into a surprise gift for her. It no doubt has a fantastic story to tell... who made the pottery, and when? How was it used? How did it end up in the ocean? How long did the ocean polish it before it was found? It's very fascinating!FAQ stuff, please read before asking:
- Yes! I do sell these! Though this one is for my mom, I have lots of other pendants. They are for sale here: [link]
-I hand wrap these pieces with nothing more than my fingers and some bitty pliers.
-I purchase the stones already cut and polished from rock and gem shows.
-My silver is purchased directly from a precious metals silver refinery.
-I use several different gauge and shaped wires in each piece.
-My methods are 100% self taught, unplanned, and haphazard and I do not plan on creating tutorials on how to make these. If you want to learn wire-wrapping there are already some good tutorials out there if you search on Google. Just please be respectful of the work and years I've invested in learning how to create my pendants and don't directly copy my work (I rely on these to pay my bills!).
Thanks for looking.