Hubby is hoping that I could make a cross pendant for his mom (my mother in law), though I am pretty much know how to wrap three wires together (as I have already done it on my Hugging PIPA bangle), I thought It is only polite to give an official notice to Iza. So I bought her Cross tutorial on Friday evening, thought that I could try it out over the weekend. But the tutorial arrived 2 days later. That's just too bad. She is not delivering tutorials on weekend and public holiday, my problem is I wasn't aware that it was a public holiday on Friday at where she was. And then later came mail server problem as she said - she gotta re-send the tutorial after I thought I'd waited long enough and convo-ed her.
Back to the cross, here's the lesson learned and summary:
- Purchase Iza's tutorial earlier in week if you are going to try it out on weekend, check her country's calender if there's any Public Holiday too - to avoid appeared like a fool (me).
- I didn't have 18ga wires so I was using 20ga soft - big no no for big cross like this.
- 26ga stainless steel wires are just too hard to operate for the wrapping, so I used 28ga stainless steel wires - big no no unless you would wrap the wires closer to each other and tighter.
- I didn't have the beads she was using - so the "beads" you see at the center portion were Loose ZHU created using technique introduced in ZHU.Ring tutorial.
- Watch out for the measurements - NEVER EVER use precious metal if you are trying this tutorial for the first time, the buffer wires is more than I'd expected.
- Learned a few new techniques especially attaching beads at wire loops (ending of the beams)
Thanks for looking! I will try this out in copper wires one more time if the outcome is satisfying, I hope I will have enough time to make it with silver wires.