Below is a picture of a simple wire-form shell pendant I created with a natural pearl set in the center, and is another one of my early 2014 projects. It came straight from one of Soham Harrison’s YouTube videos (thank you Soham!!), though I deviated on the bale… I think mine makes for a better fit with the style. 😉
I’ve picked up a LOT of great information from online videos and magazines (YouTube and Vimeo are virtual goldmines). Aside from what I had learned looking over my brother’s shoulder when he got back from his beginning silversmithing courses in Roswell, NM back in the 70’s, everything else was more or less self-taught from a few books.
With the addition of online videos and modern magazines and books that are available now, my knowledge and skills in metalsmithing have increased dramatically.