How I made my SnS Alastor Necklace

First off, let me declare that this is not a full blown tutorial. I didn’t take much pictures during the making of the necklace and I definitely won’t be doing another one soon. So, this would just be a short entry to share some tips and insights for people who are interested in making one themselves.

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 Materials Needed:

  1. Coloured Wires (Silver & Gold)
  2. Gem
  3. Wire Cutter
  4. Adhesive Foil
  5. Pen & Paper
  6. Clear Scotch tape

Firstly, if you don’t have a gem and wants to know how to make one. I suggest you watch this video I made.

 

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After you get your ‘gemstone’ (or maybe I should call it ‘Alastor’ xD), trace the outline of the gem on a piece of paper.  The purpose of tracing the outline of the gem is to give yourself a visual guideline on how to bend and sculpt your wires later.

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The frame of the necklace is made with coloured wires I bought from daiso. They were manually twisted with my trusty fingers and wire cutter.

I didn’t managed to get silver coloured wires so I had to paint over my gold one afterwards. If you managed to get the wires in 2 different colours, then for the main frame, you should use the silver coloured one.

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Above is a picture of my wire (which is half sculpted) stuck to the paper with a traced outline of my gem.

The key here is to use the tracings on the paper as a guideline and bend your wire slowly along the line. To make this process more manageable, at every step of the way, I stuck the sculpted part of the wire onto the paper with clear tape. This is to make sure that my wire will follow the outline nicely and I won’t have to struggle with slipping paper or wire. This is a process you should proceed slowly and carefully =)

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I don’t really know to describe how I did the ‘frame’ of the necklace so… you guys will have to try and figure that part out from the photos.

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P1060385 This is how the wires looked from below.

Twist the wires as needed and when you are done with everything, stick the adhesive foil onto the back.

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Here are some pictures of my pendent’s very ugly backside (oops, pun not intended xD) This is how it looks like after I stuck the adhesive foil onto it. The main purpose of the adhesive foil is to prevent the rough ends of the wires from scratching it’s wearer. It has a more domestic than aesthetic purpose.

Alright, this marks the end of my sharing entry. Hope this entry was insightful enough to give you guys a head start =) Comment if you liked this entry ^_^!

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Photo credits: Geno/ Gilson

Comments

You asked if I like this Elpheal ^^... I LOVE THIS!! :D . I appreciate you taking the time to do this very much. It is very helpful.
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Jac said…
I'm so glad you posted this :D I love your tutorials!
Sami said…
How much of the glue stick did you cut off for this size?
Anonymous said…
you made it look so easy in the video ):
I tried it but couldn't get it ><
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could you make one and ship to the u.s.a?

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