My latest love is making customized name necklaces out of sterling silver or gold filled wire.
It started off as a joke when I saw earrings with someone's name written in it. I told my friend I would make her those and we laughed about it. But after I went home, I started seriously thinking about it. This is the first one I made. I practiced by making her a copper wire bracelet, first. It's gold filled and has clear quartz crystals at each end and in the "o" of the "posvar"
Fast forward and I think my script has definitely improved and gotten a little more refined. It's hard to tell, but the one below is actually SMALLER than the one above. This is the last one I did for a client. His daughter liked it so much, he ordered one for all his daughters and step-daughters.
This one is in sterling silver with dark amethysts. These are all made free hand and I use needle nose pliers, which I recently upgraded to a smaller, thinner model for more precision.