A few months ago, I discovered some new neckwires, and was intrigued. I liked the fact that they were more substantial than regular necklace cables, were flexible enough to allow ease of use, and required no clasps or closures. I purchased a few, and spent some time thinking about how I might use them. I developed a couple of design ideas, and set to work on them.
The photos here show 4 necklaces I made, using different neckwire designs. I formed the flowers and leaves free-hand, then placed them on the front of the wire forms. I made "backing" pieces which I pressed against the flowers and leaves from the back side of the forms. The clay pieces hold the neckwires inside.
The result is a really strong bond, and lightweight necklaces that have a sort of "floating" effect. Since there are no clasps or fasteners, these pieces are really easy to put on and take off.