State map pendants have been popular for a while. Very likely because celebrities have been spotted wearing them. You can make your own out of wire. See how Julieta of VJuliet does it.
I am guessing she used 20G wire. Remember to work harden (set the shape) by hammering lightly with a nylon hammer. If you want to get a flattened look, go ahead and hammer with something stronger like a chasing hammer.
One extra touch you can add is to wire wrap one bead somewhere to add a touch of color. I discovered previously that 6 Canadian provinces actually have a symbolic gemstone. So if I were to make an Ontario map pendant, I would definitely add an amethyst bead.
Not every US state has symbolic mineral, rock or gemstone. Here is a great list to check out whether your state has any. Any Californian for example can add something gold for the "Golden state".
Before You Go:
- Map Inspired Jewelry
- The Entire Universe on Your Finger
- How to Make a Layered Paper Map Ring
- Map Engraved Beer Bottle Opener Pendants by Blend Creations
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