March 7, 2014

Make It: Hammered Metal Shamrock Pendant

Recently I came across One Artsy Mama's Hammered Wire Coffee Mug Necklace. Check it out, if you haven't seen it. It's darling! Since I've been wanting to make a pendant for St. Patrick's Day, I thought I'd give a Shamrock a whirl using the same process she did. I'm pretty happy with how it came out!

Supplies Needed for Hammered Wire Shamrock Necklace

  • Wire (I used leftover 12 gauge Christmas Craft Wire)
  • Needlenose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Hammer (I used a jewelry hammer from ImpressArt)
  • Steel Jewelry Block (or other hard surface for hammering wire)
  • Ball chain or silk cord necklace
  • Jump-ring

First, using needle-nose pliers, bend your wire into a Shamrock outline. (My finished charm measured almost 1.25" tall and 1" across.) Trim the wire. I curled my cut end a little using the pliers. When you're satisfied with the shape, place the Shamrock on the steel jewelry block. Next comes the fun part, flattening the wire. Pound away! Just watch out for your fingers. I got a little carried away when I was hammering:)

Add a jump ring at the top of your Shamrock. (Remember, to open a jump-ring, twist don't pull.)

That's all there is to to it! Now you have a sweet little Shamrock pendant to wear for the holiday or give as a gift. And if you had leftover green wire like me, you didn't even have to go to the store!

Thanks for stopping by today! Luck be with you:)

P.S. This project has been linked up to the Link Party Palooza on Tatertots & Jello. Love her site!! You should check it out!

P.P.S. I'm also linking up to the Strut Your Stuff Saturday Link Party at Six Sisters' Stuff. Lots of fun going on there, too!



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