Thursday, May 23, 2013

A quick post before the holiday weekend

Hi all and thanks for stopping by.  I just have a quick post today to show you a pendant I made a few weeks ago. 

I love caged beads.  I especially love Janice Berkebile's work and her caged beads.   I decided to try one from her book, finally. 

I used copper and bronze wire for the cage and I captured some very small dichroic glass buttons inside.  It's a pod and I love the way the wires from the supports become tendrils. 
It was a fun project and fun to wear.  I know I'll do more of them and other styles, too. 
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!  Summer is finally here!!!


  1. Loving your wire work! This looks amazing! Would like to try this with a marble!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. It's beautiful, your wire work is great! Have a great weekend!

  3. i am laughing right now...i have the weather on while i am reading blog...windchill in the 30s with possibility of snow right in our area this evening. yup...summer is finally here! LOL So let's talk jewelry since the weather is a bust. This pod is gorgeous in a real funky way! What a great vibe. And it offers endless possibilities of what can be inside that pod. This is really fun and wonderful.

  4. This is so fun! I also loved that green wire piece you were wearing when I saw you last!!! Your wirework is amazing!

  5. Hi Maryanne. I hope you had a nice holiday weekend. Your caged pendant is beautiful. I've always admired Janice Berkebile's work and have never made this particular pendant myself. It's always feels great to tackle a project that you've been meaning to try - I have a few myself that I'd like to attempt one of these days. I like how you added the dichroic buttons inside of the caged pendant. The sky's the limit with a pod style like this one!

  6. What a gorgeous pendant - I love the idea of the caged beads. Years ago a friend gave me a wire fishing bait cage - he knows I like weird things(!) and I have often photographed different objects in it - there is something fascinating about little wire cages with things in them. I would so happily wear this pendant - it's beautiful.


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