A few months ago, Paula from Flutterby Kisses created a chain maille pendant that mimics wirework.
After much begging (and not just from me), she created a tutorial for her Sunburst Pendant and it has gone viral.
Every day, it seems, someone posts a rendition of Paula's design. Both Blue Buddha and C and T Designs have created kits for a smaller version of Paula's pendant.
My in-laws were kind enough to give me Blue Buddha's copper and brown sunburst kit for my birthday. I love Blue Buddha's kits because there always seem to be extra rings. Instead of the three pendants promised, I made five!
I played around with the pendants and liked the way they looked linked together.
I added two herringbone ropes and a necklace was born.
I wanted to use a sunburst for a clasp, but it just didn't work. Instead, I tried a little wire wrapping.
If you want to make a sunburst of your own, you can find Paula's tutorial here. You do need the tutorial if you buy the kits from Blue Buddha or C and T designs.