Copper Wire Lapis Cross

by Daune Price-Hannah.
(Moody, Tx)

Copper Wire Lapis Cross by Daune Price-Hannah  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Copper and Lapis Cross

I designed this handmade custom cross. It starts with a hammered base copper frame.

I use 28 gauge dead soft copper wire to form the weave on 22 gauge base wires.

This process takes about 10 hours while incorporating a hand cut Lapis Cabochon by using a netting wire weave. It is accented with 16 silver beads.

Then I shape and hammer the finding to attach to the leather cord.

I finish off the process by hand making the leather pouch for the completed gift.

I came up with the process while designing a special cross for a fellow student in art school at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He had given me a few stones and asked me to come up with a design for his mother’s gift and the process began.

Copper Wire Cross by Daune Price-Hannah  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Copper and Silver Cross

I have also included a picture of my silver bead version.
Thank you,

Daune Price-Hannah
Work Of Art Studios

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  • Absolutely stunning artistry, Daune! I can see these crosses becoming treasured heirlooms. And I love the luxury of the beautifully handmade leather pouch to accompany the piece.

  • Rita Muller says:

    So gorgeous Daune! I love both styles. I hope you share more of your jewelry here on JMJ.

  • Dianne says:

    Amazing wire work and design!

  • Cathy Stewart says:

    Such a beautiful piece. Love your creativity. Cathy

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  • Barbara says:

    Amazing artistry.

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