Months and months ago, I started fiddling with two brass stampings from Accessories Susan
- one is a dragon and one is an "Art Deco Style Framework Setting Piece
" in brass ox and the other is a "Gothic Style Dragon
". I finally figured out that I wanted to make a pendant with them and an aventurine cabochon.
(click pictures to enlarge)
First I folded the dragon around the stone. Then I folded the framework piece. This was the tricky part. I folded it up in half and then half of that half back down again and wedged it under the dragon folds in the back. It still wasn't completely stable, so I used E6000 glue (rather thickly) to hold all the pieces together and onto the cabochon.
Next I put a textured brass cable chain
on it using jump rings. It was too plain. So I thought, why not make a toggle clasp out of another framework piece and another dragon (using one that faced the opposite direction) the dragon is attached to the chain with a jump ring - kind of like a collar and leash. Then I decided to use two chains at the bottom to attach this part to the pendant.
Better, but still missing something. So I took some filigree chain and some large aventurine beads with filigree bead caps and added them to the other side. I like it now!
The total length of the chain is about 30" around, and pendant hangs 1.5" so it drops about 16" from top to bottom.
Labels: Accessories Susan, art deco, aventurine, bead, chain, crafts, Dawno, designing, jewelry lanyard, necklace, pendant, vintage style