by Crystal Klein.
(Poulsbo, Washington USA)
A nice woman asked me recently if I’ve ever done any crescent moon jewelry. I really love crescent moons, so I was excited to give it a try!
This piece was made from 14 gauge copper wire for the frame, 16 gauge wire for the swirls, and 24 gauge wire for the wraps.
I used a small glass bottle as a mandrel for the outer curve of the crescent and the bottle’s cap for the inner curve, forming the ends of the wires to make the bail.
I formed the swirls to fit within the completed crescent and then wrapped it to secure. The moonstone was a last minute addition to replace a swirly wire star that didn’t work out.