I made this Mata Bia (eye shell in Indonesian) pendant. It's really tiny, 1cm wide. I think I need smaller pliers or fingers lol.
Oh, I love it! Is this really an existing shell? You've got a very personal style of wirework. Very pretty.
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ola very nice, ohdear 1cm.... don't know for smaller fingers or pliers, possibly both, would one work without the other ;).
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That shell is called an operculum. It is like a door. It is attached to the foot of a snail (oceanic, freshwater, or land) and is the last thing that is pulled into the creature's shell. It helps to keep the creature protected from intruders or from drying out. They come in various shapes that match the opening of the shells. The one used above is called a cat's eye and has a lovely spiral on the opposite side.
1 cm oh my... thats tiny. I would need tinier fingers,pliers and a magnifier Any way it is really lovely and i really like the shell. Love the colours.
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Thanks, Scottish Sue, for the information. I really appreciate that.
Your pendant is beautiful...and so small!! The shell is very interesting and your wire work is wonderful. I know my fingers would have problems working with something that small. Sometimes when I am trying to work with small beads I get very frustrated - other times my fingers do just fine with the little beads. Last night I was working on a memory wire bracelet and some of the beads I was using were very small - I swear I dropped every other one trying to string them on the memory wire. I did finally get it finished after much mumbling about "fat fumble fingers". Probably shouldn't have started it as late as I did...
Are you going to make a necklace to go with your pretty pendant or just use a chain?
Well I put it on a plain gold chain. I thought if I added a necklace to it it would take away from its simplicity.
I wore it all day yesterday and I must say I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.
Probably both, Maddy!(lol) It's vey pretty; I like the dark green in it.