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Fidelio-Pendant by Elorviel Fidelio-Pendant by Elorviel
Fidelio is Beethoven's only opera, and it took him several revisions before achieving success. Like this opera's process, so did this necklace go through several revisions.

This is a close up of the pendant. It was my first attempt at wire wrapping, and it actually went pretty well until my last strand just kept breaking.

I'm pleased with the results, and hopefully :icondemonsfearme:'s mother will like it.

Necklace here: [link]
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YumiYoukkai Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Dang, that's so beautiful. You have wire skillz I aspire to, seriously.
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Elorviel Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol thanks! You would probably really enjoy wire wrapping.
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YumiYoukkai Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
It's definitely something I want to experiment with. :O Me thinks one of these days I've really got to buy one of your jewelry sets :plotting:.

I think I remember you saying you build from the centerpiece but do you experiment first with different styles and combination's?

By the way, your avatar is rather distracting xD
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Elorviel Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, my process is pretty much "I have this thing that I want to use, and I need to figure out the best way to use it." That thing can be anywhere between a skeleton key to individual beads. Once I decide what I know I will use for sure, I start arranging, bringing in other materials I have until I like what I see. If I still struggle finding something I like, I take out my trusty sketchbook and sketch out ideas. If all else fails, I look to concepts already made and try to make them my own.

I know I always stick with the original thing I want to use and complete that idea first before moving on so that I never have an unfinished project.

If you do decide to experiment with wire wrapping, make sure you have the time! It's very time consuming, and sometimes a little frustrating.
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YumiYoukkai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Maybe I should take a page out of your book and try it that way. Sometimes I just take different beads I like together and just wing it. It sometimes works out, but lately I've looked back on some of my earlier necklaces and wondered why I did some things. I'm planning to re-do some of them because of that.

Lately I've been putting charms into separate bags and over time collecting beads I find here and there along with ones I already have that go good together. Seems to be a good system so far, at least as far as organization goes.

I had tried the wire wrapping for Jessica's fire costume necklace which was an epic fail the first two or three times. It definitely tried my patience, though it was pretty complex of a thing to do when I hadn't really tried it before on such a small scale. Guess I thought that after doing all those wire sculptures for 3-D design it would be a piece of cake. It's so much harder to do on a tiny scale. ; o ; My hands hated me.
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Elorviel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yes, you have done wire wrapping! I thought it was quite lovely! Especially for a first time.

It's always good to separate things in baggies. I've had bags bust on me and whatnot, causing the system to fail and my patience to ware thin because a lot of stuff can unwantedly mesh together (tiny beads especially).
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