Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Year of the Dog

The Dog is a giving, compassionate personality.  She offers kind words, support and advice to friends and family.  She is a listener, always available to lend an ear or a shoulder to a friend in need.  Often Dogs know more about their friends than their friends know about them or even themselves!  Dogs are incredibly attentive.  Sometimes though, Dogs should pay more attention to their own needs.  In private, many Dog people worry a lot.

This necklace features a Chinese Zodiac YEAR OF THE DOG bone pendant. The dog image is on the front and the applicable Dog years are on the back.  

1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994

I made this necklace with semi precious and African glass and bone beads which I wrapped with silver wire.  I hand formed and soldered the jump rings closed.  Two pieces of leather cord connect to jump rings with handmade silver spring end clasps at both ends.  

 This necklace can be worn long hanging to the waist with the dangling beads decoratively hanging behind your neck or it can be doubled up so that the smaller dangle hangs in front and above the dog focal.  One of the spring end clasps can be used as a closure when wearing it doubled up.

Close up of the dangle that can either hang behind your neck or hang in front when the necklace is doubled up

close up of the wire wrapped beads, the soldered jump rings and the spring end clasps

Close up of the Chinese Zodiac - Dog

Reverse side of the pendant showing the Years of the Dog


  1. Beautiful! I wish I was good at crafting too!
    Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Just am checking out the comment thing. If you get this, no problem. susan

  3. Lovely work. Very nice focal and beads.

  4. Thanks Jenni for your comments, much appreciated. I made some changes to the comment settings so hopefully it's a lot easier now to comment. And I love all the clasps you have done and posted on your blog. Good stuff.