Friday, August 3, 2012

David's Star Pendants (Reader's Choice Tutorial candidate)

David's Star Pendants

These pendants are my modern take on traditional Star of David necklaces. I have a lot of Jewish heritage in my family and one day I noticed that the common tila bezel for 14mm rivolis is six sided. then the design just clicked. While I unfortunately don't have pictures of the backs of these, this design marks a change in my perspective of how to make pendants.

During the summer, a woman at a grocery store asked me for my business card because she loved the pendant I was wearing. I was flattered and gave her one. But when I got to my car, I realized the pendant was flipped backwards! 

It was an ah-ha moment for me. Pendants flip fairly often...it pays to make the backs as pretty as possible. The back of these pendants are very similar to the front. Not reversible, exactly, but nice enough that one would not be embarrassed to have it flip the wrong way. I make all of my newer pendants with this lesson in mind. 

The David's Star pendant is one of the choices for the reader's choice tutorial pool I am going to attempt sometime next week. I will be making a tutorial of the design with the most votes. Stay tuned tomorrow for the next of the three options. (^-^)



***Edit: the David's Star pendant won the poll! Find the tutorial here***


4 comments:

  1. Hi Jenifer,
    Those are beautiful pendants! Looking forward to round two.
    Therese

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  2. I AM ALSO JEWISH AND WOULD LOVE TO MAKE THIS STAR DO YOU HAVE THE PATTERN? David's Star Pendants marcie lynne

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