Wire Shamrocks!

by Erinn LaMattery.
(Japan)

Wire Shamrocks by Erinn LaMattery  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Shamrock keychain and necklace pendant

Back in January I started playing around with my wire to make some shamrocks.

After maybe half an hour of wasted materials, I finally found a way to shape them that was easy for me and they turned out pretty sweet!

(I always start with cheap aluminum wire before moving into copper or silver).

Wire Shamrocks by Erinn LaMattery  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

3-leaf shamrock pin and statement necklace

I decided to use my prototypes in a giveaway on my FB page, and listed the others in my shop.

A few got sold, the others are waiting for new homes, and all in all it was a pretty fun project to work on!

For the largest ones, I used 16g copper wire and my pliers to shape it, then hammered with a textured surface hammer, applied patina, polished and then sealed it.

Some I left with no stones to fill the centers, some I filled with various green chips.

One of my customers requested a necklace, another wanted a pin, and a few asked for keychain finishes.

Wire Shamrocks in a Tree of Life Suncatcher by Erinn LaMattery  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

miniature shamrock charm in a suncatcher

And a few have gone into my Tree of Life Suncatchers.

All in all, it was a lot of fun to make.

Erinn LaMattery
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Comments

  1. I like how your shamrocks turned out, Erinn! And I know the feeling of wasting materials (even the cheap stuff) while trying to get the prototype just right. The green beads add the perfect touch of color for the final shamrocks. I love how you used them – especially peeking out at the bottom of the suncatcher! 🙂

  2. Thank you Rena! I had a lot of fun making these, and even sold a few along the way 🙂

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