Got some lovely gemstone cabochons, crystals, button or enamel beads you'd like to make into the pendants?  If time is short or if you're not into wire work, here is an easy way to enclose them.

Just simply wrap them with a large filigree as you can see in my Hidden Jewel Vintage Brass pendant  shown on the right.

Also check out my past post on Yours Truli's outstanding vintage style jewelry inspirations.

Filigree wrap tutorials

Art Bead Scene has a lovely step-by-step tutorial featuring a gorgeous polymer clay focal.

The first video tutorial is from Vintaj jewelry. The instructor shows you how easy and quick it is to do a pendant! The last shot in the video includes an amazing array of design ideas.

This second filigree wrapped video is by  Kabela Design via the JewelryMakingProfessor. As you can see, there are different types of filigrees to choose from. I like how a wire knitted cord is used for the necklace part.

Filigree wrap ring
This video tutorial using components from Kabela Design covers how to curve the filigree and gluing on the focal. I would prefer to add some unobtrusive wiring as well for extra security. Rings have to take a lot of abuse. 

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