Cold Forged Pendant Settings

by Dennis Hardy.
(Arizona)

Cold Forged Pendant Settings by Dennis Hardy  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Fire Wire

These pendants are cold forged from round copper and sterling silver wire.

Cold Forged Pendant Settings by Dennis Hardy  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Turquoise Pendant

I use the back of a hatchet as an anvil, a ball peen hammer, a file and a few pliers to accomplish this setting.

Hammer and Anvil for Cold Forged Pendant Settings by Dennis Hardy  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Hammer and Anvil

Dennis Hardy
The Knotted Branch

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  • I love these dramatic, uncluttered wrap settings, Dennis. The smooth, bold shapes complement the stones without covering them up too much.

  • Dennis,
    Beautiful designs! They give a whole new and refreshed meaning to wire wrapped. Thank you for sharing!

  • I love this. Very eye catching.

  • joyce becker says:

    Your story is as amazing as your style of wire wrap. Love the dogs. I have saved your tut. link. I love the clean lines, contrasting color of metal with stone.

  • Joanne says:

    Dennis… your designs are always gorgeous, and you so kindly share your technique. I have your tutorials as well as a piece that you made. Thanks for your wonderful inspiration!

  • Millie says:

    Beautiful work! Love your creative settings!

  • Valerie says:

    I just love, love your pendants. Gorgeous! So you have a tutorial?

  • Lynn Moore says:

    Dennis Hardy is the best! I have a few pieces of his works of art. Great job, Dennis (and Kat if she did the photography)!

  • Judith says:

    It’s a very strong, fluid, modern look. Beautiful!

  • Fran Selinger says:

    Definitely google Dennis Hardy. He’s cool even BEFORE he makes his jewellery!

  • carla says:

    Dennis, I have been looking for a mentor to follow in my new wire wrapping hobby. Your work is exactly what I have been searching for. It is so beautiful, clean and easy on the eye. I love how the beauty of the stone is not covered by a bunch of wire, but enhanced instead. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring.

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