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Wire Jewelry Idea: Chained Fluorite Pendulum Free Pattern
by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com
Wire Jewelry Idea for
December 7, 2011
Today’s Wire Jewelry Idea is a new free pattern! Here’s a unique way to cage a pointed crystal. Click here to view Dale “Cougar” Armstrong’s pattern, Chained Fluorite Pendulum.
Maybe you’ve mastered Lock That Rock, but the stone isn’t quite right for a rounded cage. Maybe you’ve learned how to Cage a Crystal, but the shape of the crystal doesn’t quite match the style. Hm, maybe if you used jump rings and some chain… what could happen…
Dale’s Chained Fluorite Pendulum Pattern is designed for an octahedron (eight-sided crystal), but you can apply this concept to nearly any kind of crystal!
Dale said, “This pattern shows the chained crystal being used as a pendulum, but it could also be worn as a pendant or hung in a sunny window. (I am going to hang mine on our Christmas tree.)”
Love fluorite? Then look forward to Friday, when Dale will cover Fluorite in-depth in our Gem Profile Friday!
And lastly, if you’ve found yourself in possession of a freeform cab, I suggest you look at our Gem Profile: Labradorite and scroll to the bottom to Albina Manning and Trackey McKenzie’s freeform pendants. Albina Manning will even be teaching a cabochon pendant technique in our upcoming Tucson classes!
Tip: Want to print the pattern? Select the whole text of the pattern (click and hold the mouse down at the beginning of the pattern, and drag it to the end of the pattern). Go to Edit > Copy. Open a word processor such as Microsoft Word or OpenOffice Writer, and go to Edit > Paste. Now you can save it on your computer, make changes, and print it!
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