Amoracast recently released their new Eternity Design Frames and as soon as we got them in store, I couldn’t wait to play with them! Like the rest of the Amoracast line of sterling silver components, these pieces are impeccably designed and well thought out. Each of the seven styles feature a fluted edge and evenly spaced, 1mm holes, along the entire outer edge. They are all weight balanced and centered to hang properly. In additional to releasing these beautiful new components, they also released videos to help inspire your designs. Check out their video introducing the new Eternity Design Frames!
Following the video tutorial for the Compass Necklace, I created the above pendant using the 30mm Wheel. 4mm beads are the ideal size to nestle perfectly into the fluted outer edge. These aqua dyed quartz rondelles, strung on 24 gauge sterling silver wire and hung from a long chain, make the perfect breezy, summer necklace.
Using the techniques from the above tutorial, I created these delicate earrings with black spinel rondelles. With a little extra wire I created beaded links, then I finished them off with a pair of angled ear wires by TierraCast.
Using the small 17mm wheel, I created my own version of the Dreamcatcher, as a bracelet. I used our exclusive Swarovski Bicone Mix in Reflected Beauty to make this piece. Word to the wise; while these frames are very sturdy, be careful when pulling the wire through the holes. I was not as careful as I should have been and managed to mangle and scratch up the frame. This could have been avoided by using nylon jaw pliers or applying Tool Magic to your tools before you get to work!
I followed the Leather Elk Necklace tutorial to ream out the two center holes of the Zen frame to fit my 2mm leather cord. I then strung on several large hole pearls and finished up the necklace with leather ending crimps.
The Zen frame, also used above, is a versatile component. I liked the look of the Tranquility Pendant, but I wanted to really show off all of the colors of the multi-shade apatite rondells. Using two head pins, I strung on the stones, graduating the colors from darkest to lightest. Then I completed the pendent by making loops and bending them into the center to create a bail. I hung it from a dainty chain, so the pendant would really take center stage.
This dainty pearl necklace is so easy to make. Simply take a small piece (about 4in) of 24 gauge sterling silver wire and create a wrapped loop on one end. Then string the wire through the components, three 7mm pearls, and complete with a wrapped loop on the opposite side. Connect chain to either side of the link you just created and finish it up by adding your clasp with jump rings.
There is something about this necklace that reminds me of stars reflecting off of water in the middle of the night. Inspired also by the Minimalist Pearls design, I wanted to connect several of the frames together for a minimalist, yet multi-dimentional design. Using head pins to connect everything together, I strung them through the frames and added beads from our exclusive Swarovski Bicone Mix in Mythical Appeal. I finished off the head pins by clipping the ends close and folding the ends of the wire as close to the bead as I could.
I love projects that come together easily. Each one of these pieces pretty much designed themselves, thats how easy the new Eternity Design Frames are to use. For the quality, they are very reasonably priced as well. When using Amoracast, all of you designs will look like high-end, artisan quality pieces. Tell me what you think of Amoracast‘s new line of Eternity Design Frames. I would love to see what you create!