Some of the holiday gifts I made this year
Fused glass cabochons strung on buna with friction clasp closures.
I attached pendant/pin findings on the back so the cabs can be removed from the cord and worn as brooches
The beads are strung on galvanized steel wire
with a sterling silver accent bead
I made a necklace for Leigh who is married to Max and the Mother of two little boys. I made two sterling silver rings for the pendant which I textured and then soldered together. I stamped the names of Leigh, Max and the boys onto the dangles that I cut from a sheet of sterling and filed into shape. Then I made holes in them and domed them in a swage block for a more interesting shape.
The beads are everyone’s birthstones: opal, garnet and sapphire crystals. I used the stones and Balinese silver beads to make wrapped loop dangles which are hung in front of the name dangles and attached to the pendant with soldered jump rings. I made the clasp from sterling wire and attached it to a ready-made chain. It fastens in the front.
Plumpton didn’t get a present because every day is Cats’ Day. But I made Ginger Cat cookies ( instead of gingerbread men) in his honor.