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muise
« on: November 23, 2011 03:38:54 PM »

I have seen seveal stores that sell these and may actresses that wear them and I would live to make one for my neice for christmas,  I am just not sure on how to do it exactly.  I am guessing with a softer wire that can be flattened once the name has been made then I am not sure how to go about bending the wire. not sure if I should use a program to write it then print it out and work it from there or if there is an easier way.  also wondering how to attach it to a chain so she can wear it.  this is what I am talking about.
 
sorry bout the big pic, not sure how to resize it
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charivari
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011 06:24:29 PM »

You could use wire but it would have a very different look: http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&cp=11&gs_id=1x&xhr=t&q=wire+name+necklace&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&site=&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=wire+name+n&aq=0&aqi=g2g-v2&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=47ae9ca12abe4e3f&biw=1280&bih=680

For those you can use pliers to bend the wire into the shape of the name - theres lots of tutorials online for those! I think they look pretty too!

But for a necklace to look like the one in your picture you're not going to want to use wire. This one looks like it was probably machined. To make it by hand you would need to get sheet metal and cut the shape out with a jeweler's saw. Alternatively you could try using a laser cutter service to cut the metal for you. You could also try using precious metal clay (it fires into silver or gold, etc.) but you would need to find a way to fire it. If you're not dead set on using metal perhaps shrinky dink plastic would do the trick for you?

If you don't want to invest in a lot of materials/tools using wire is probably your best bet! or shrink plastic!


as for attaching it to the chain - you can use 2 jump rings.
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muise
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011 01:45:14 AM »

thank you for the info.  I am not set on the look, just the conecpt behind it.  I will look more into the wire shaping.
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