I loved my daughter's layered metal cross pendant (previous post) so much that I decided to make more for my Artfire store. In my search for patterns that I thought would look good cut into metal, I found a "fire/flame" pattern that I loved. I like the way the flames bend and curve and come out looking somewhat like a hand. I tried different textures on the crosses and went with something simple on the flames to give them added interest. I also played with different types of bales to see what worked for me and was visibly pleasing. I think they all work and would appeal to your personal style. I used copper and sterling silver filled sheet to complete the projects. Argentium silver is used for one of the bails. I plan to add chain or leather cord to complete them.
Everything didn't go smoothly and I had some re-dos, but overall, I was pretty happy with what I accomplished on my own. Next - I am thinking of a wire heart I'd like to try. Maybe today!