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Seahorse Pendant Necklace - Heart of Emily by popnicute Seahorse Pendant Necklace - Heart of Emily by popnicute
SEAHORSIE a.k.a Heart of Emily. Heart Pendant #39. Visit my website for more jewelry Popnicute.com :star:

SOLD. Commissioned by Emily from USA.
For a complete list of the heart pendants I made in the past, go to Popnicute Hearts

I went all nuts with this one! This was the second version after the first attempt failed horribly. I'll post photos in my blog later. I'm SO happy with how this turned out! A mixture of wire wrapping, riveting, and soldering :woohoo: My first successful soldering job on a big base metal piece! So excited to add a new skill to my library. Seahorsie is made of copper with brass accents with fossilized coral heart stone.

This seahorse is 4-9/16" tall including the coiled bail. It's huge but look really nice on :la: I love making big pieces!


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Helen-Baq Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I love that you made the back as interesting as the front. Did you make the chain and all the little elements, as well, or just the pendant? I like the tube rivets on the back. I feel that draws in more interest.

I really love many of your jewelry pieces, but... I'm not too fond of the presentation. I'm sorry for the critique, but I feel your presentations are distracting from your beautiful jewelry. I have to look at it for a few minutes to figure out if I like it or not. It's a bit busy, I think. I see what you are wanting to do, and it's a noble desire to want to present the piece being worn as well as the entire piece not being worn, but from what I've seen of your jewelry, I feel a more subdued approach would suit your pieces better. Present your jewelry as art, without distractions to take away from the piece, like draped across black fabric and, perhaps, a subdued label in the corner, so that the only thing to really look at is the jewelry piece, itself, or simply a model in a black turtleneck or some other subdued outfit wearing the jewelry. I don't know, I can't really put my finger on it and I'm one to talk, with the way I presented my ring, but I feel your presentations need to focus more on just looking at the piece, itself. You could then link to whatever site you're selling it from and provide multiple photos there, as separate entities, so that a shopper can see how it looks worn as well as what the entire piece looks like. Here is a photo of a gorgeous chain by Art Smith (my favorite jewelry smith). You can see enough of the chain to know whether you like it, or not, you can see how it looks being worn, and you get a good sense of the movement it will have while being worn, all in one photo. No labels or alternate photos to distract from the beautiful necklace. artsmithjewelry.com/images/spi…

I hope you aren't upset with me for saying that, I just feel your jewelry deserves more focus. :)
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popnicute Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the C&C! I appreciate it! ^_^

The rolo chain is bought but I added my own embellishment to the chain including the handmade clasp. This is an old picture. If you look at my gallery, the newer ones no longer have the multiple views. Just front view and model pic. I decided to go simpler as well ;)
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Helen-Baq Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Okay, I must have stumbled in on some older stuff! :lol:  Nice work on the clasp, as well. Have you made any chains?
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popnicute Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes, I have. I made the chain on my Bollywood necklace. There were no store bought components aside from stones & beads.
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Helen-Baq Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I couldn't find that necklace. I wanted to see your chain. I'm not sure how I missed it, I looked through your whole gallery. Nice gallery, btw. :)
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG this is SO amazing!!! *O*
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GildedGears Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What an adorable seahorse! ^^
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demetyoubi Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
beautiful(^^)
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JillyKaren Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Gorgeous piece - so blown away by your work!
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PoppyLady Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
This is truly amazing. It must have been hard work but the result is amazing! :clap:
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crossing-ariel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Amazing. Love it!
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Seena-Cha Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
so pretty <3
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AruSung Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Photographer
Awsome!
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CosmicFolklore Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I saw this on the MU2 forum, awesome!!!
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popnicute Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
*waves hi to fellow MU2-er* :wave: thank you!
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Stephanie-Chivas Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG this is just tooooo cute X3 I absolutely love the stone, it's so pretty and his lil face is just so adorable. Such a great use of different techniques, I've really come to appreciate the way jewellery is made after doing a class on it in my college course this year. We're just at the stage now where we're gonna make a piece we designed and it's been so super hard up until now learning different ways to do things and getting the designs to work. Really hope it's something I can keep doing after the course is over. I personally love how big it is, our lecturer is trying to get us to make small pieces but I've got a couple ideas that are bigger than she wants them to be and it's so annoying having her go on and on about them being too big ><
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popnicute Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :meow: So sorry to hear about your teacher forcing her idealist ideas on you. That's uncool. Wonder what's her thoughts about this huge seahorse? Haha.. I personally love big jewelry. Why make jewelry if you're just gonna let it go unseen, right? ;) Designing will be easier once you understand the basics and the techniques. Just keep at it. Have fun with your classes ^^
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Stephanie-Chivas Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem ^^ I know, she's all for us having our own ideas and then tries to talk you into something she thinks would be better >< driving us all insane. Lol, I should totally print a photo of it and put it in my jewellery research section of my sketchbook just to annoy her XD I think there's just some jewellery out there that looks so much better bigger and also there's some designs that work better being smaller too. I really hope so, the first few tries were just terrible but some turned out not bad, just need to figure out exactly how to plan out how to make it. We've been given a sheet with all the classes until it's to be handed in and been told to work up our own schedule of what we're to do every step of the way. Right now we're all like 0_0 so hoping we can sort of figure it out.
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KL-WireDream Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beauty!!!
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oasiaris Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! It looks lovely!
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Faybird Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I love it. I will defiantly stop by your site.
Did you cut the outline of the metal yourself? And if you did what type of tool did you use? Also what did you use to attach the glue? Adhesives, soldering iron or something else? (Sorry for all the questions. I promise I'm not trying to copy it or anything. I recently started making jewelry a year ago and I'm always looking for tips.)
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popnicute Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :) Yes, I cut the shapes myself using a jeweler saw. I didn't use glue, I soldered (you will need a torch for this, soldering iron is not hot enough) and riveted the metal bits into place.
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Verlisaerys Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's wonderful! :heart:
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andromeda Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love this!!
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cebagaye Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful :love:
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tejadesigns Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Love it!
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Zerucune Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
very interesting design!
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Userka Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful :)
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popnicute Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! ^_^
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ChloeLB Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing!!! What metals did you use? one day .... one day I would like to try riveting and soldering! This turned out soooooo coool! I love what you did with the chain too.
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popnicute Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D I used brass and copper. Actually just added that to the description. lol. I forgot to mention it. :P
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Zili-is-Anielle Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
your work is always stunning but I think so far this is my favorite one!
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popnicute Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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