February 12, 2014

Hammered Wire Bones Necklace Project

Hammered Wire Bone Links Jewelry Project: Lisa Yang's Jewelry Blog
It's all done! 


A day's worth of snipping wire, hammering, hole punching, filing, tumbling (and re-tumbling) and assembling.

It's no wonder I don't make many necklaces!

They take a long time.  And I'm definitely an instant gratification type of jewelry maker.


The big question is, was it worth the time and effort?





The answer is that it depends on how you judge the outcome...

What's More Important: Process or Results?



So, when I ask myself if this necklace was worth it, I look at two things - the process and the results.

The process is documented in my last post on hammered wire sticks with links to related tutorials.

Hammered Wire Bone Links Jewelry Project: Lisa Yang's Jewelry Blog


My fingers were a little raw yesterday, but only one is still feeling it today.  I smacked my thumb one too many times while hammering.

I learned a lot about hammering wire, and my tools.  That was absolutely worth every minute.

I became inspired to find more projects that use hammered sticks or bones and most of them are not as time consuming as this one.  I started a Pinterest board to collect them and some are really inpiring.

Hammered Wire Bone Links Jewelry Project: Lisa Yang's Jewelry Blog

I like the necklace too.  I added one of my heart clasps - not because it needs it.  

Hammered Wire Bone Links Jewelry Project: Lisa Yang's Jewelry Blog

It's because I like the Paul Simon song Hearts and Bones

And I like to have sappy names for my projects

AND when I put the heart on the chain, my daughter thought that really made it.

 But the necklace doesn't need it.

And yes, it was worth every second, minute, hour of effort... but don't be surprised to see more ring and earring projects in the future.

And consider the fact that I'm griping about how long this took - when I had the jump rings and the infinity link connectors already made.

4 comments :

  1. Hi, Lisa, This looks great. Did you use soft copper wire or half-hard? I tried hammering brass wire one time and that stuff took forever.

    B

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  2. This necklace is just lovely! I really need to become better friends with my hammers and other tools.

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