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Wrapped Picks


About this design:

Tonight's pick (lol) - earrings made from Vintaj 'pick' blanks, artistic wire 24 guage, and faceted rondelles.

I wanted to add some sort of interest on the picks without the usual embossing or hammering. I remember seeing Jay King ("Mine finds") on QVC last weekend, and he said he had a designer who laid nails down & hammered over them. So I put some 18g wire across the anvil, put the blank on it, and hammered with the rubber mallet. Buffed and then flattened back to shape.

Components:

Fire Agate, Vintaj blanks, Artistic Wire

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  1. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    These are awesome!! I love the design made by hammering the 18g wire! What a very cool idea.

  2. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Very cool & original! :)

  3. franny
    franny says:

    I really like this design, Cindy…it’s quite unique!….the touch of silvery(blue?)tiny metal jumpring & headpin works well with the rosy coppery colours!

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I love these Cindy! Terrific idea and design!

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Wow these are great. Love the different way you textured them which is then mirrored in the wrapping..

  6. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What a creative idea, Cindy – - and it really works with the wire-wrapping you did. Love the touch of blue, too. Great earrings !

  7. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Thanks! The blue is actually a headpin with a ball end, and I wrapped it up the back, thru the hole, made a loop wrapped in the back. That anchors the 24g wire wrapped around the pick, too. The photo doesn’t really capture the nice brass shine that comes thru on these. :)

  8. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    What a fun and creative design!

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    I love them :D

  10. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Wow,Cindy..these are so cool and artistic. You’re a clever lady!! :)

  11. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Too clever! Love the subtle texture in the picks.

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