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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
    “This looks so peaceful and lovely, with all the elements in perfect balance.…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
    “The stones are gorgeous whatever name they go by! I like your choice of smokey quartz…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thank you LRC! I am anxious to try out your instructions. They are…” read »

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    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
    “Yes, I believe it is the same stone, just a different name.…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Well rats! I goofed setting this whole thing up. That's what happens when you…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

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    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
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    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
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    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
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    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
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    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

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    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
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Ammonite Adventure


About this design:

I was at a show this weekend, and this lady bought an Ammonite that I had on my table... she wanted to know if I could Wire wrap it for her.... I had never wrapped one before and being that it is such an odd shape, I knew it would be a challenge....
so on saturday night, in my hotel room, this is what I came up with, she wanted it simple to highlight the Ammonite.... she came to pick it up on sunday, and was thrilled !!!!!

Components:

Ammonite, Bronze Wire

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    Anna706 says:

    Very nice and unique.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Violet, you do amazing work, under pressure!! Love those ‘twists’ you used to secure the wires!I couldn’t imagine trying to figure this out in a hotel room after a long day at a show!

    If I may ask, what guage wire did you use? Can it be purchased here at LB?

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    A beautiful job,Violet!

  4. Violet
    Violet says:

    Thank you , Anna, Mary and Bella…
    Mary, the wire is 20 gauge, and LB does not have this wire, it came from
    Rio Grande….

  5. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful work, Violet :)

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Violet, you definitely met this challenge and then some!!! 8) Wow — What a beautiful ammonite and fantastic job of wire wrapping it! I can see why your customer was so happy with this!!! :D Congrats on the sale, too, my dear friend! I hope the rest of the show was a big success for you, too! Hugs! :D

    BTW, I’m with Mary — very impressed that you could do this in a hotel room after a long day at the show! 8O

  7. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Gorgeous piece, Violet! :D

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Of course she was thrilled. It is a piece to get thrilled over. It’s just so unique and totally gorgeous! Love it! :D

  9. Violet
    Violet says:

    Thank you all !!!
    Yes, Lynn, the show went very well…. it was a little different for me,
    it was a small gem and mineral show… but I had lots of sales !!!
    Eric is going to be putting up a picture of my booth later tonight…

  10. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    So glad to hear the different type of show was also a big success for you, Violet! No surprise to me…. ;)

    Looking forward to Eric’s photo! 8)

  11. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is really nice, you done a great job..

  12. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    Terrific job!

  13. Violet
    Violet says:

    Thank you Lynn g, and Harmony !!

  14. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Wonderful and inventive! I don’t know that I would have thought to do that! Great Job! :)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Fabulous piece teriffic wire work!

  16. Violet
    Violet says:

    Thank you Dragons Chicky and Chicky Zee !!!!

  17. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Awesome work as always Violet! Love it!

  18. Sherry C
    Sherry C says:

    I’m so impressed…it’s beautiful!!! I have taken one wire wrapping class it was fun. I have a piece of aqua beach glass I found in Kauai Iwant to wire wrap. Now I just have to do it! Your piece is stuning!

  19. Violet
    Violet says:

    Thank you so much Diane and Sherry
    Sherry , you will have to post your beach glass when you wrap it…
    would love to see it !!

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