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Byzantine Chainmaille Necklace

This necklace is made with 18 gauge sterling silver jump rings woven together in the Byzantine pattern. It features a handcrafted clasp in 14 gauge sterling silver wire and a .925

quality tag has been added. It has been hand and tumble polished to shine. This chainmaille necklace is 17 inches (43.3 cm) in length.

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Crossed Spikes

Crossed Spikes
Crossed Spikes
Crossed Spikes
Crossed Spikes
Crossed Spikes
Crossed Spikes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This cross is made with a hand wrapped copper wire shaped to form a cross of spikes.  It began as one continuous square copper wire, starting from the center spiral and moving outward.  The wire broke in two places during an intense polishing session to wear down the edges.The ends are all tucked in securely so that it continues to blend together as one connected strand.  Patina is added and a second polish to bring out the warm rich copper color.  This copper cross weighs 1.4 oz.  It is 2 1/2 inches (6.6 cm) long and 1 3/4 inch (4.5 cm) across.  The symbolism of one strand of wire, though broken, has strength as it is woven and bound together.

Crossed Spikes was inspired by one of my tattoos, done by Brandon Burr of Critical Acclaim in Allentown, PA.  He is an awesome tattoo artist and a great guy, by the way!

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His Robe

His Robe

His Robe

His Robe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This cross is hand wrapped with one continuous square copper wire and began with the spiral in the center. I’m not certain of the length of the wire as I work from the coil. It is

heavily polished to blend all the hard edges. Patina is added and polished again to bring out the warm copper and to add a time worn weathered appearance.

This handcrafted copper cross measures 1 3/4 inch (4.7 cm) long and is 1 3/8 inch across. It weighs .50 oz.

This cross also appears as a robed figure of Christ. To me the spiral signifies spirit and love moving outward from the center of Christ’s heart.

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Crysalis

This lampwork glass pendant is wire wrapped and woven with bronze wire with a light patina added and polished. This is wrapped around a teardrop of glass, containing a swirl of golden

honey or butterscotch color inside a layer of white. There appears to be thin amber colored veins running through the white. When held up to the light it seems to glow a burnt orange.

(The photos don’t show this very well.) This is encased in the clear teardrop shaped glass. This glasswork is made by an artist in Pennsylvania.

This glass lampwork pendant is 1 1/2 inch (3.8 cm) long and 5/8 inch (1.6 cm) across.

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Heart of Blue


This tumble polished nugget of turquoise is hand wrapped in sterling silver and copper wire. It is patinaed and polished to bring a lightly aged look.

This turquoise pendant is 1 1/2 inch (4 cm) from top of bale to base. It is 5/8 inch (1.5 cm) across.

As I was wrapping the sterling wire, a heart appeared and what I thought was the bottom became the top.

You’ve turned my world upside down, my Heart of Blue.

This piece has been sold.

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Lavender Ice

This amethyst slab is cut into a diamond shape. It is wire wrapped with three strands of three different gauges of wire. There is one 18 gauge and one 14 gauge round sterling silver wire. The third is 20 gauge round gold filled wire. I kept all of the wire shiny on this piece. The amethyst is highly polished on the front and rough polished on the back. The back is left matte. There is an iridescent sheen as the light moves across frosty white into shades of purple. This amethyst pendant is 2 7/8 inches (7.4 cm) from bale to base and 1 3/4 inch (4.6 cm) across. It weighs 1.96 oz. If you are interested in purchasing any of my work, please see Silver Spiralz Etsy Shop.

Yeti’s Teardrop

This specimen of blue flourite from New Mexico is hand wrapped with one continuous strand of copper wire. The stone is a semi translucent watery blue to light blue, with one rusty

colored area that blends into the rich patinaed square copper wire.

This wire wrapped pendant is 1 1/2 inch (4 cm) from top of bale to bottom and 3/4 inch (2 cm) across.

A teardrop from the Yeti, encased in a magical web of metal, a rare gift.

This piece has been sold.

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Tensile Strength

This semi polished stone is the classic color of tiger’s eye with dark honey to warm brown shades. It doesn’t have the full chatoyance giving it a look of a tiny plank of polished

wood. It is wrapped in layers of one continuous strand of sterling silver and one of copper wire. It is patinaed and polished to give it a bit of an aged appearance.

This tiger’s eye pendant is 1 1/2 inch (40 cm) in length and 1 3/4 inch (45 cm) with the added jump ring bale. It is 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) across.

This handcrafted piece will come to you on your choice of black or brown leather cord.

This piece has a more masculine feel and even though small has a look of Tensile Strength.

This piece has been sold.

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