Beach Rock Pendant

This past weekend I attended a music and craft festival on the beach.  It was cloudy, but I like the beach on such days.  The lighting gives everything you see a surreal appearance, as if you were stepping into a painting.  I actually didn’t listen much to the music nor lingered at the vendors’ tables.  I just wanted to see the sand, the rocks and the seagulls.

The scenery gives you a sense of peace and tranquility.  I have always loved collecting shells and the smooth, lovely colored rocks along the shore.  If I’m lucky, maybe I can find some cool beach glass.  I didn’t find any but I did collect a few rocks and shells.

Can you spot my special rock?

I haven’t photographed the shells yet but did find this one yellow-orange, kidney shaped stone that I had to wrap, just for the hell of it.  So here it is, all dressed up and nowhere to go, my little rock in stainless steel wire.

My little beach rock wrapped in stainless steel wire.

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About zoraidabros

I'm Zoraida and I design and create handmade, one of a kind jewelry. My work is inspired by the art of ancient world cultures that have endured the shifting trends of fashion. I prefer to work in copper and semi precious gemstones but also appreciate fine lamp work beads, wood and other artistically crafted materials. Please visit my studio at http://zoraida.artfire.com and my website at http://zoraidajewelry.com
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8 Responses to Beach Rock Pendant

  1. Rose says:

    I have to agree with you about beaches. I live in landlocked missouri so any trip to the beach is a treat!
    That stone looks lovely! I’m sure you’ll find a use for it!
    Do you think you could post a tutorial for basic wire wrapping?
    I have some beach stones of my own and would love to find a way to create a pendant with them.

    • zoraidabros says:

      Thank you Rose! I live on Long Island in NY so we are surrounded by water but I really don’t go to beaches often. I prefer green elevated places like the mountains in upstate NY. I haven’t wrapped many stones but hope to change that. When I get really good at it, I’ll write a tutorial for the basics. Right now I’m still practicing.

  2. carlaburke says:

    It’s lovely, Zoraida! I love how you take such simple elements & always turn them into something so beautiful.

  3. Donetta says:

    Beautiful work…steel is so difficult for me to work with that I’m completely impressed by the effortless appearance of your steel wire wrapping!

    • zoraidabros says:

      Thank you Donetta! Steel is difficult. I wish I could say it was effortless but I’m glad it appears that way, I would stay with copper but so many people respond to that white metal that I keep trying to perfect it. Perhaps it will be easier to work with with lots of practice.

  4. Janicef Plasterer says:

    I love that beach rock. In the gulf of Mexico we only have shells but we do have some good ones. I got some steel wire so wish me luck. Jan P

  5. zoraidabros says:

    Good Luck Janice!! Can’t wait to to see what you’ve done with it!

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