How to make an Eye Pendant: How To: Weekly contest by @starjewel

in #howtoweekly3 years ago (edited)

This is my entry in the contest How To: Weekly - created, sponsored and judged by @aoart and @roscoeh.

I will show you how to make an ORB. It is basically a cabochon eye, wrapped with wire and made it in a pendant. This is our finished piece of jewelry.

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What you need:

  • 24 gauge artistic wire (silver color copper wire)
  • 2" bangle or any other already made circular frame
  • flush cutter and a set of pliers
  • eye cabochon from any craft store

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Step 1 - Cut 8 pieces of wire, 24" long and fold them in half.
Step 2 - Attach the wires to the bangle, using 3 loops, as shown. Try to place them symmetrically. You will have 16 pieces of lose wires.
Step 3 - Twist every two of them together. You will have 8 bunches of wires now.
Step 4 - Twist again every two of them together. You will have 4 bunches of wires now.

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Step 5 - Bring together all the wires, as shown. Be gentle. You will have a thick bunch of wires now.

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Step 6 - Start wrapping the eye.
This is when the fun begins and your creativity kicks in. I can not suggest every move and twist, as it is up to you to play with the wire. As shown in the picture below, you place the eye in the middle of the bunch of wires and gently bring each wire on top of the eye and slide it on the other side of the pendant. My tip here is to use wires from opposite sites, so the eye will stay put from the beginning. Once you cover the eye with all 16 wires, turn the pendant and tuck in the wires on the back of the eye cabochon. The last picture shows you how it looks. Don't worry, it looks a little messy at the beginning, but you will press the wires and they will look neat.

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Ok.... so now the eye is secured, that means it doesn't move :)
Gently push the wires from the surface of the eye, to the sides. Try to make a cute design. Flip the pendant and do the same thing on the back. Be patient, it will come around!

Step 7 - Start wrapping the frame.
This is the last step. Wrap the frame all around. Use strings of wires about 20" long, it is easier. When you need a new string, just make the loop! Wire is a very forgiving material. In the picture below I show how I made a bail, just by continuing wrapping another inch and then twisting and attaching it to the frame.
TIP - when cutting wires, do it very close to the base and use pliers to tuck the ends in. This way the pendant will not scratch the skin.

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That's it! 7 steps to make a very unique pendant. Add a chain or a cord and wear it in good health. This is a very cool pendant, you will get lots of compliments and it will remind you of your inner spiritual self, because:

EYE IS THE WINDOW TO THE SOUL

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What a wonderful piece of jewelry, and you do it yourself #diy 👏 I think its look alike dream catcher, did you ever do it?

Thank you 🙏 @adazone Yes, I did many dream catchers. I will make a regular dream catcher tutorial soon, it is not difficult. I love making eye 👁 pendants and amulets. I would’ve loved to make a tutorial on one of my regular eye pendants, but it would be too long, because it takes many, many steps. That is why I made this one, a little bit easier, more like a dream catcher.

That's simple, I should take the challenge of making a trial on this anytime soon.

@awesomeabasiono Great! If you make one, please send me a picture. 😊

Very cool creation !

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Thank you so much @rentmoney and also lovely @mamajeani, I appreciate your votes.

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Too cool! Would you mind if I shared your post outside of Steemit? I have a friend who is trying to expand her skills in jewelry, and she would love this, as I do!

Thank you @mamajeani, sure you can share my post outside of Steemit, maybe more people will want to come and join us on this amazing platform. I share some of my posts on FB :)

Thanks. I'll share it! Hugggzzzz! Have an awesome day, full of your creative beauty!

Amazing!!!it looks awsome!but i like the tree of life better:D

@Thank you @drawmeaship. Everybody loves tree of life pendants. I made a lot of them with different stones and each of them is gorgeous! This eye pendant is different, I wanted to show the wrapping technique. I decided to use premade frame (like in the tree of life pendant) to make it easier and skip the complicated steps of making a real eye frame. 😊

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