Make your own Wonderful 14k Gold Pendant:
I have been developing cable covered jewelry for five years now, (showcasing it on a little website), and the most common comment I get, aside from being informed how awesome they are, is how difficult they must be to develop.
Of course, I don't correct their presumptions, I would rather them think that I am a 'jewellery Guru' and buy my products, than have them trundle off and build their own! However, for the benefit of this hub, I will, just this once, come clean and describe how to perspective your own necklace.
I must confess, seeing my styles like this does create me realize just how beautiful they really are, but when you are the one actually creating the item, you are mostly involved with creating sure you don't blunder it up - especially when you are using gold or 14k r.gold. An error can confirm rather expensive, so you do need to keep your focus.
Stunning One-Of-A-Kind Creations:
While a necklace in gold or 14k r.gold does look awesome, it might be a wise decision to begin with a birdwatcher or colored cable first until you get a bit more comfortable with rotating. The cable comes in various dimensions, called indicators, and also different strong points. I individually choose 18 evaluate, deceased sleek for my work. The 18 evaluate gives the necklace a more strong look and feel to it, and the deceased sleek durability creates it much simpler to perspective the cable - and my fingertips appreciate that.
If you use 50 percent difficult durability, the cable is still very flexible, however, for small sized information, it is necessary to use pliers to develop any of the circles and whirls - deceased sleek can be turned with simple fingertips. Being that I am (what I call) naturally sluggish - something my sis doesn't agree with - I choose not to have to use pliers unless necessary.
To be sincere, it really isn't negligence that creates me choose the smoother cable, but the fact that I can make my styles faster and with more control and convenience than if compelled to use pliers all the time.
Semi-precious Gem Stones:
The necklaces in the picture give you the answers of what I mean by semi-precious crystals. These rocks are not faceted, but are a tumbled, difficult cut pellet that can be buy from many stone and gem shops by the sequence.
A very easy and eye capturing necklace can be created very basically with a bit of inventiveness and an eye for information.
Tools of the Trade:
As with any activity or art, you need to have the proper resources to do a excellent job. For cable protecting, you should have at least three sets of pliers - one sleek nasal area, one regular serrated hold, and one sleek, circular nasal area. You also need a couple of cable blades. I use two couple, one high quality for reducing storage cable, and one for my valuable metals cable.
You need to be very cautious when using pliers with gold and 14k gold cable, because they could unintentionally wrinkle the steel, and keep a chip or indicate in the completed product. Not only does that not look professional, it deteriorates the steel which could cause it to crack easily.
The soul stone in the image above is a excellent example of conventional protecting. After you make the help (the cycle that maintains the necklace on the chain) you basically cover the cable around the stone, and using your pliers, create creativities in the cable to stiffen it around the stone, to guarantee it won't slide out.
If you take a close look, you can see the cable through the stone - as you can see, you perspective the cable on the returning of the item as well. This creates it difficult for the stone to come reduce, unless of course, you fall and crack it.
Wire Design for Caged Tumbled Precious stone Pendant:
Here is a finish set of guidelines for a wonderful caged necklace.
1. 30 inches wide of 14kt. r.gold 21 evaluate rectangle 50 percent difficult cable or steel practice wire
2. 1 little tumbled stone roughly. 1 inches wide long
1.Flat nasal area pliers
2.Chain nasal area pliers
3.Round nasal area pliers
4.Wire cutter machine or cleanse cutter
5.Sharpie steel tagging pen
Let's Get Started!
Cut four 6 inches wide measures of 21 evaluate Gold-filled rectangle 50 percent difficult cable.
Cut one cover cable 2 " wide lengthy and cut another cover cable 4 inches wide lengthy, both from 21 evaluate Gold-filled rectangle 50 percent difficult cable.
Make a sleek package with the four 6 inches wide cables and indicate the middle of the package with a Sharpie pen.
With the 2 " wide cover cable, create three parcels at the middle of the package and cut unwanted cable with the cut sides on the within of the crate.
Working out from the middle of the package, indicate the package at 1/4 inches wide on each part. Then 1/2 inches wide and then at 1-1/2 inches wide. At this point you should have your parcels in the middle with three lines on each part of the middle. NOTE: Mark the within of the package which is the part with the cut finishes of the cover cable.
Using your sleek nasal area pliers, build a 45 level fold at the pen indicate nearest to the middle.
Repeat the curvature on the other part of the package.
Next use your sleek nasal area pliers to develop a second 45 level fold at the second pen indicate from the middle.
With your sleek nasal area pliers, understand one part of the package at the pen indicate and fold the cable 45 levels external. At the pen indicate on the other part of the package fold the cables 45 levels external. Your package should look like this.
With the 4 inches wide cover cable, begin protecting the two area of cable together at the top pen indicate, protecting up-wards. Make about three finish parcels. NOTE: Do not video off the cover cable.
Next, using your hands, fold the two back cables of each part of the package in reverse. These will be your help cables.
Bend the staying three cables down on each part, protecting the parcels. Clip the cables even with the end of the cover cable.
With your sequence nasal area pliers, media the cut finishes of the cable against the cover cables.
Place your circular nasal area pliers about 3/4 inches wide up from the top of the cover cables and fold the two help cables returning and around.
Clip the help cables even with the top cover cable and continue protecting the help cables to the necklace using the same cover cable. Make about 5 more finish parcels and video the unwanted cable on the back of the necklace.
With a blade, properly individual the necklace cables starting with the exterior cables on the back of the necklace crate. Then individual the next set of cables on the necklace crate.
Using your blade, properly individual the necklace cables on the top side part of the necklace making a space between the cables in the top side of the necklace in order to slide the stone into the crate.
Slip the crash stone into the crate and fold the staying two cables to close the stone into the crate.
You're on your Way:
Once you have completed developing your necklace, you are on your way to developing beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewelry anyone will be extremely pleased to wear.