Friday, September 12, 2014

Suncatcher Pendant - UFO Ship

I had a custom order come in last week - a lady wanted to know if I could make my UFO suncatcher into a pendant.  I thought this was a grand idea (I might have to turn some of my other suncatchers into miniature versions, too)! 

UFO Suncatcher - 5-6" across.

The suncatcher is about 6 inches across.  Miniaturizing it changes the way I put it together, so I set about making a sample out of copper.  Below is my second try - I didn't wire the beads on the sample, but gave her options because she mentioned wanting it multicolored.

UFO Pendant - copper practice piece with bead choices.

In the end, she chose sterling silver and Swarovski bicone crystals in a couple colors.  The final pendant size is just over 1 inch across, and includes shoulders and a neck (versus the floating head above.....).

UFO Pendant - sterling silver wire, Swarovski crystals.

I had a lot of fun making this piece - custom work is my favorite because I get to create something unique from another person's vision.  It can be quite a challenge - but I love it!

UFO Pendant - sterling silver wire, sterling silver chain, Swarovski crystals.

What I need now is a better way to take photos of metals - it can be difficult to get good color and clarity when photographing copper and silver - especially when they are shiny!

Happy Creating,

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