Make One for Two Necklaces

by Lindsay Lee.
(Yahk, B.C.)

Make One for Two Necklaces by Lindsay Lee  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Seahorse cutout with Ranger enamel accents

Cutting out jewelry with a saw is a real hassle so I was pleased to cut one seahorse out and use the base also for a necklace.

I used 22 gauge copper and drew the seahorse out on heavy bristle board.

Make One for Two Necklaces by Lindsay Lee  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Orange beaded Seahorse

I cut the seahorse out an used a sharpie pen to draw it on the copper. Now you have the cardboard pattern if you want to make more later.

I often shop garage sales and thrift shops for beads when they come home they are sorted into my plastic tray for use later. This mix of beads is perfect for adding the orange bead trim to my seahorse.

Make One for Two Necklaces by Lindsay Lee  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Bead storage

I used both pieces of copper with a torch fired base as it never looks tarnished and I rubbed the seahorse with Renaissance wax.

Lindsay Lee
A-Line Design Ltd.

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  • Rena Klingenberg says:

    Lindsay, I love these seahorse designs and this creative way to make better use of materials! I also like the aquatic design details you added the pendants. Beautiful work.

  • Colleen says:

    Love the blue seahorse necklace! I just can’t get the sawing down right. Beautiful job!

  • Theo says:

    Great seahorses and use of materials! I wondered what you used for the blue coloring. It almost looks like enamel, but I think you would have mentioned that. I let my mind wander and thought: maybe blue candle wax? or blue colored Elmers? or colored pencil (prisma) but it looks like it has depth, not flat…

  • Alysen says:

    I congratulate you on your sawing ability Lindsay! In order to actually be able to use both pieces without some glitches here & there, one must be good!!! I’m not there yet :).

  • Valerie says:

    Awesome job, Lindsay! Sawing is just not my thing, so I’m very impressed. And I love that you got two creations out of one sawing job. 🙂

  • Lindsay says:

    Thanks for the comments and remember sawing is just practice. The blue is Ranger enamel.

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