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Double Wrapped Link Necklace


About this design:

This necklace features a copper disc focal closure with bone, glass, and ceramic beads. The 18 g. copper wire was 'double' wrapped to give the links more presence. Four wraps, then four wraps back over the top. Oxidized and polished to a shine.

Components:

copper wire, copper sheet metal, Bone, glass, ceramic beads.

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  1. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Very pretty! I really like down and dbl wraps. The bead colors complement the copper so well.

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    What attention to detail. Great colors and the wraps are outstanding! Someday I will perfect this!

  3. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    meant to say dome

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love everything about this design. From all the different color of stones, to the texture in the focal and the wire wrapping. You are a pro at wire wrapping.

  5. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Great necklace!! I love the double wraps and want to try some…this is definitely an inspiration to me!!

  6. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    LOVE the colors! I’m too afraid to use orange. But I’m crazy about how nice it is with the cranberry/purple! Who’d've think it??? :)

  7. Sarajo W
    Sarajo W says:

    Lynda, I just LOVE this one! I love all the colors you pulled together. I’m always in search of great orange beads and these are fab!

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I have tried double wraps several times and managed to mangle most of them. Yours look fantastic and are perfect for the look!! :)

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    The colors are are fabulous and I love the wire work :D

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Love it!
    And your chunky wraps are perfect!

  11. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Beautiful!

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    Constance f says:

    Love it! All the wire is copper?, It looks silver on my screen and was patina applied? I really appreciate the entire look. Any of your expertise appreciated.

  13. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    It has a rustic look that I love. All those colors are fab. Great necklace.

  14. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Answers to your questions, Constance…yes, I used all pure copper wire from the hardware store. 25 ft. of 18 gauge is under $8. After completing the necklace, it got a bath in liver of sulphur( turns the metal black), then a good scrubbing with 000 steel wool. My favorite copper patina.

  15. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Thanks for the tip FB. LOS is done after wrapped? the beads need to be water proof?

  16. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Hi, Peggy, good question. Yes, after the piece is finished. The beads do need to withstand the LOS treatment. I certainly would not do this with pearls.
    However, you could oxidized all your wire beforehand if you aren’t sure. That would work just fine.

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    Ed C says:

    Love it. I like how the bright colors play against the dark wire. I like the clasp.

    I also have a question. I am making a necklace using some “antique” SS findings and beads. I would like the silver chain to also look “antique,” but i have not found any SS “antique” chain. I know you can purposely tarnish SS but do not remember what to use. Do you know what solution to use and can the SS chain with the anti tarnish coating be tarnished?

  18. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Hello, Ed…I don’t know if this will help you in your search for an antique look on a sterling silver chain, but this is what I do.
    I have oxidized lots of chain with a solution of Liver of Sulphur. It will turn the metal very dark. Then I give it a good rubbing with 0000 steel wool. It will be a very nice gray antique look. If you’ve never done this, do read up by searching some on line tutorials. Very helpful. There is also good information about using hot hard boiled eggs to oxidized metal. I can’t speak to how this would work on an anti-tarnish coating. Suspect it wouldn’t.
    Good luck!

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    Ed C says:

    Thanks FB

  20. Batticat
    Batticat says:

    Love the wire work. It really makes the piece!

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