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About this design:

As it suggests in the title, this is something i have never tried before. I had this brass wire and was at a loss what to do with it. I also had this itching desire to make something kinda ancient Celtic looking. So i took the wire and just started bending it. There really was no idea, i just kinda went along with my hands and this is the end result! Please comment and let me know your thoughts are as i am unsure what i just did! lol. I also used the remaining wire to make the Celtic arm cuff.

Components:

14 gauge brass wire. 8mm red tigers eye beads. 14mm Turquoise impression jasper beads. 12mm magnesite beads. Antique brass jump rings. The gold spacers are actually from guitar strings! Antique brass lobster clasp.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    I LIKE it!! A lot!
    Are you sure this is the first time you’ve done this? Great balance of shape, texture and color.

    I’m trying to figure out where the guitar strings are in the design. Are they the coils on the focal? Those must have been pretty hard to bend!

  2. Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry
    Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry says:

    Yes, the first time. It’s not actually guitar strings, its actually the gold spacers which are between the three stones…the spacers are from guitar strings. A friend of mine gave them to me and asked me to use them in my designs if i could. so i did! :-)

  3. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    This is a beauty! I really like that front section alot, and the whole design is wonderful!

  4. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    Well I for one like both of these, the necklace in particular appeals to me. Kinda random, but it all goes together.

  5. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Kerry, your wire work is magnificent! Woo Hoo for you!! This is amazing! 8O

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    JC Hamm says:

    WOW WOW!!! I love it.Thats it, I really have to learn how wire wrap.Did someone teach you or did you just try this on your own.Whatever the case, your very talented!!!!

  7. Laud
    Laud says:

    I’m so ham-fisted with wire, I really admire how well this turned out. Guitar strings! Wonderful, creative thinking.

  8. Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry
    Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry says:

    Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. I have not been taught to wire wrap. It’s something i learnt myself from books. There are some really good wire work books in Barnes and noble that have helped me a lot. It can be frustrating, i have wasted so much wire! But eventually it gets easier :-) I think i will start to do more wire work now.

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Apparently your wire knew just what it wanted to do. These are great pieces and you have done a superb job for the first time.

    WARNING! Wire work is addictive! :D

  10. C Strecker
    C Strecker says:

    great design and nice wirework!

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