Debbie Blair's Ice Skater Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Coiling, Coiling Wire, Wire Coiling, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Stamping, Stamps. A photo of a young girl with her ice skates inspired me to make a metal stamped piece with the words
Ice Skater Necklace
by Debbie Blair
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Coiling, Making Loops, Stamping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
A photo of a young girl with her ice skates inspired me to make a metal stamped piece with the words "she is brave." I added a feminine touch by using dimple pliers to give the edge a serrated look. The palette spoke "mixed metals" to me, so I added a silver star charm and created wire spirals from 24-gauge silver wire, then threaded them onto deerskin leather lace in a garnet color to match the girl's dress in the photo. A few beaded dangles inserted into the knotted leather adds a final touch to my "Brave Little Skater" necklace.

Materials

24 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-24H
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 5FT
  • Price: $4.73
  • Gold Club Price: $3.54
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Copper Circle, 24 Gauge, 1 Inch, Pack of 6
MET-500.15
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.95
  • Gold Club Price: $2.96
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leather lacing
  • Lesson Quantity: 24.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
Sterling Silver Charm with Pave Diamonds Star 7mm - Pack of 1
K1-105
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $26.87
  • Gold Club Price: $20.15
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Tools

Verona Alphabet Stamp Set, Upper Case, 2mm, 27 Piece Set
PUN-735.00
  • PUN-735.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $40.00
  • Gold Club Price: $30.00
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Dimple Pliers - 5mm (Red Handle)
PLR-726.50
  • PLR-726.50
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $15.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.98
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Steel and Wood Bench Block 3x3 Inch
G17-25
  • G17-25
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Brass Hammer - 1 Pound
HAM-456.10
  • HAM-456.10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $24.97
  • Gold Club Price: $18.73
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Ultra-Polish Pads, 20 pack
POL-695.00
  • POL-695.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $8.95
  • Gold Club Price: $6.71
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Instructions
Step 1
Place the metal blank on the bench block and stamp the words "she is brave" by holding each stamp perpendicular to the blank and using the hammer to strike firmly one time.
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Step 2
Use a fine tip Sharpie marker to color in the letters.
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Step 3
Remove the excess marker around the letters and polish the blank using a pro polishing pad.
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Step 4
Use the dimpling pliers to add small ridges to the outside edge of the copper blank.
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Step 5
Use 24" of 24-gauge wire and a small tube as a mandrel to form a coil (I used a kitchen thermometer). Center the wire against the center of the mandrel.
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Step 6
Use one hand to wrap the wire tightly around the mandrel to one side of the center. Turn the mandrel over and continue to wrap the wire around the mandrel on the other side.
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Step 7
Form two more identical coils in the same manner.
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Step 8
Use a jump ring to add a small star charm to the copper pendant, then string one of the coils through the jump ring to check the sizing (you may need to use a larger jump ring if the coil will not slide through the jump ring).
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Step 9
Form several beaded dangles by stringing a faceted bead onto a head pin, then form a large wrapped loop.
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Step 10
String the coil/pendant unit onto a piece of leather lace that is about 32-36" long.
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Step 11
Form an overhand knot about 1-2" from the pendant, adding a beaded dangle to the leather before completing the knot. Form a second knot about an inch above the previous knot. Slide a coil onto the leather, then form another overhand knot.
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Step 12
Add a few more dangles to the leather as desired. Repeat Steps 11 and 12 on the other half of the necklace.
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