Step in Remy of www.studeoheath.com featuring her wonderful work. She made the most amazing tutorial on exactly what I was looking for in the Woven Sculpture Pendant.
As described on the Studio Heath website
This tutorial is a thorough STEP-BY-STEP tutorial.And words do not lie. Printed out, this tutorial is quite a chunk of paper to bring around with you but oh so worth the while.
It is 66 pages long and contains a whopping 197 photographs!!!!!
Well over 100 hours have gone into creating the pendant, photographing, photograph-editing, writing, proof-reading, text editing and re-editing to bring this tutorial to life.
The pictures are close up, clear and with very clear instructions in text. Tips on how to hold 8 wires and 2 pliers effectively and not become a spaghetti bowl mess of twisted knots are absolute gems for the student.
I changed the actual item that I crafted to suit the materials I had on hand. So instead of setting a stone with prongs (of which I did not have prior knowledge) I set a large bead so that I could more of my energy focus on the construction and many weave techniques I learned in this tutorial.
Most importantly, the instructions tell you how to deal with many different wire endings sticking out at random angles deftly and elegantly to end with a beautiful pendant. I still wear this pendant from time to time though it was my first (but not last!).
I have since gone on to my own style, but still cannot help but use techniques I learned from Remy's tutorial!
Best USD $25 I ever spent!
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