Brides Do you have a wonderful group of Christian bridesmaids and want to give them a nice bridesmaid gift that you finished? and Can you cut a few small wires with Joyce Chen scissors or small wirecutters or a jewelers saw? Can you gently push some 5mm cubic zirconia, or lab grown rubies, or lab grown sapphires into pre-notched settings? Can you gently squeeze those settings with small flat nose craft pliers from Joann Fabrics or Michaels Crafts to be sure the gems will stay in place? Can you use a fine nail file, fine emery board, and fine nail shine pad to smooth the nubs where you cut?
If so, here are the perfect cross pendants for you to surprise and delight your team.
These pendants were designed with gold in mind, and so are an open and just sturdy enough design, not too heavy (square wire is about 0.8 mm thick).
Measurements: each cross pendant is 24.8 mm wide by 40 mm tall (includes a bail) by 5.2 mm deep. Quantity: 4 pendants are cast as one unit for you to cut apart
Recommended gem size: faceted calibrated 5 mm diameter gems (six per pendant) A medium weight chain is appropriate for these delicate pendants. (Sorry I have no way to get you the gems, but the faceted calibrated 5 mm diameter gems are a very standard size, available in most towns, and online.) Cautionary note about the 'natural silver / rough cast silver' material - it is rough, exactly as it comes from casting. If you are a jeweler with the proper finishing and polishing tools, that is fine, you will be able to do standard polishing. It is labor intensive and a little technical; so I do not recommend this finish for anyone who does not have standard jewelers studio polishing equipment.