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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Blue Lagoon”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tibetan Life”:
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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Mysterious”:
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    “pclrbecky Please feel free to borrow part or all of the design idea. I'm a…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Mysterious”:
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    kye on “Tibetan Life”:
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    S Katoll on “Mysterious”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Mysterious”:
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    kye on “Asymmerty One More time”:
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    kye on “More Bones and Leather”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Tibetan Life”:
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First attempts with Wire


About this design:

These are my very first attempts with wire.

Components:

Copper and silver wire, glass beads.

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Aqua Chickie Cat
    Aqua Chickie Cat says:

    Awesome start! How about changing your chick name to Chickie Learner? Or Fast Learnin’ Wire-wrappin’ Chick?

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    WOW! These are fantastic! I’m especially drawn to the copper one. The beads in that design look a lot like garnets!
    I’m sorry, I’m going to have to call you Sonal,
    are you sure you want to be called Ingornant Chick? Your picture and your work certainly do not fit your chick name! :-D

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    DUH!! SEE Sonal! I can’t even spell ‘ignorant’!
    Oi!

  4. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Sweet Chick, you are so punny!

    Sonal, these are wonderful! Are you sure it’s your first attempt at wirewrap? Looks like you’ve been doing this forever! :D

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    You off to a good start, Sonal. Are the patterns original with you or taken from a “How To” source? Regardless they are great designs and you have done a terrific job with them.

    I agree with Sweet Chick and Aqua Chickie Cat. Ignorant Chick just doesn’t seem right. You are more of a Novice Chick. Or how about your favorite color, say… Cobalt Chick or Scarlet Chick? (I don’t know if you like those colors. They are just examples.) Or a favorite gem stone: Diamond Chick, Emerald Chick, or your birthstone gem? The possibilities are endless……. :)

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

    I also can’t bring myself to call you by your Chick name, Sonal — it just doesn’t fit you!!!

    Sonal, these are fabulous! Your wire work is wonderful — you are a natural! :D

  7. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    These are absolutely wonderful – awesome job – I am just getting into wirework myself – it is so much fun!

  8. Glassy chick Sonal
    Glassy chick Sonal says:

    Thank you so much ladies…you all are awesome and wonderful people…I love you!!!
    Yes I think its time to change my name and I think I should pick something like “Glassy Chick” as I love glass beads, I love the way they shine!!
    Mary, those are just glass beads as I didn’t want to use something expensive.
    LRC, the spiral design is from a book “Wire and Bead Celtic Jewelry”, rest is original.
    Sue, yes this is the first attempt at making a full piece of jewelry though I have practiced a bit with inexpensive wire.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Definitely time to change your Chicky name. It certainly does not suit you. These bracelets do not look like first time work. Congratulations on fine work. Welcome to Lima Beads and Chickys and the good old U.S.A.

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Glassy Chick! That is so much better. :D

    Sweet Chick your new word needs to be in the Chickie Dictionary.

    Ignornant: Don’t pay attention to the ant….?

  11. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    This is very pretty! I am amazed how beautiful this is especially for a first attempt! :D

  12. Glassy chick Sonal
    Glassy chick Sonal says:

    Thanks Faith, LRC and Lorrie.. :) You all encourage me to work hard at it!!

  13. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    WOW. THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL.. you did so good for your 1st attempt, looks like you have been doing wirework for some time !!!

  14. jessbell
    jessbell says:

    For your first time, these are very well done. I love the spirals and the design you went with. Awesome job!

  15. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    My first, second and third….and counting wire work has ended up in the trash can! This is really fabulous! You certainly have the touch for wire!

  16. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    You know, Sonal, I was wondering about your chick name…Glassy Chick sounds MUCH better. I love glass beads, too. You did a great job with these two necklaces, I especially like the silver one, it looks like gunmetal.

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    These are great Sonal! Keep on with the wirework! :D

  18. Glassy chick Sonal
    Glassy chick Sonal says:

    Thanks for your encouraging words ladies…. I’ll soon be posting more with the closed spirals and some more glass beads.
    Tracy…thanks for the inspiration…I still have to perfect the open spirals like you do :)

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    You give me hope. Maybe I can work with wire someday!

  20. Kate L
    Kate L says:

    Wow, I would never have guessed it was a first attempt, I agree – you are a natural!

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