- Jul 7, 2013
@lissyflo Thanks for the helpful suggestions re vendors!
I’m not going to make my own lol, I don’t think I can do it, so I may reach out to @molinePDG and @Pearlescence and look at their instagrams for ready-to-wear tin cup/station necklaces featuring baroque pearls. Either of you have an opera length strand (at least 20 inch long) of baroque or Keshi pearls, preferably off white color? Here’s an example I found online, only too short, and I prefer if the pearls are spaced apart a bit more (aka remove every other pearl from the strand examples below). I’m ok with sterling silver for metal (I’m allergic to nickel aka white gold and don’t like/have yellow gold pieces in my collection currently to match).
I can also reach out to Cees as well.
Close up pics of my wire wrapping efforts, apologies for the discoloured silver wire!
The last one is a double ended knot.
Hope they help.
Wonderful picture - thank you
im worried i wouldn't get those wire knots neat enough but i guess it just takes practice and patience
BTW, that single pearl with a big gap from the knot, that was part of a key ring, and the knot was tight against the original pearl when it was made in late 90s.
Over the years, the pearl got smaller and smaller due to abrasion against metals such as keys and other objects in the key ring including bronze coins.
In that close up photo that pearl still has an aurora about it
Like a really beautiful older lady that has lived a full life but that hasn't had any work done to her face !
All this is (hopefully) bring filed away in my menory for future reference
Try Wen Pearls on Etsy for cheap CFWP for practice, and Swarovski crystal beads can be found in craft/jewellery making shops.
Instead of sterling Silver wire, practice with silver coated wires first to get use to the technique.
I found Sterling Silver or tarnish resistant Silver wires are harder than silver-plated wire with a ? Copper core to work with.