Gray Button PendantMaking jewelry from metal sheet means drafting or sketching the items out on paper first.  Templates can be very helpful in this process.  However, most of the ones I’ve seen are either basic geometric shapes or shapes geared towards office uses.  I was so pleased to find templates designed for jewelry at Cool Tools.  They have several to pick from and the setting for this necklace was designed using one of them.  They are a great find, the only thing I wish is that they had little tic marks indicating the enters of each shape both vertically and horizontally.

The necklace – it was inspired by a beautiful gray glass button.  I thought it was so gorgeous it deserved to be the focal point in a necklace and I sawed the shank off and set it in silver.  I then used a complementary palette of gray and black beads to accentuate the pendant.