by Susan Anderson.
I wanted to share a recent pendant I made mostly from scraps. The base was made from a scrap of copper that I cut into a different shape, punched a small hole through the top, then hammered it to achieve a layer of texture.
The edges were filed smooth and a few layers of metallic copper and gold paint was applied.
The top layer is a broken shell I found on the beach that caught my attention because of its shape and the hole at the top. I filed the edges smooth, then painted it with metallic copper followed by a slight highlight of black.
Between the top and base layer is a dangle of three chains with jewelry charms. The chains were small scrap pieces left from other projects ( I can’t throw anything out!). All the charms were from old jewelry – 2 brown beads taken from a necklace and a small heart taken from an old charm bracelet. The only new part was the small metal love charm.
The layers are connected by wrapping copper wire through each, then a loop bail was formed so a chain can be threaded through. I love it when I can re-purpose materials to make a new piece of jewelry, it gives me more satisfaction than using all new supplies.