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Ocean Swirl


About this design:

Playing around with different ways to wrap cabochons - the swirls required alot more concentration and effort than I expected. I am still not happy with the back - but practice, practice, practice

Components:

Ocean Jasper Cabochon, 22ga dead soft square wire, 21 ga half round half hard

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  1. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Gorgeous Leigh, wish I could do it…

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    It’s beautiful,Leigh!
    Not sure I have the patience…

  3. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    You are SO good at your wirework, Leigh!!

  4. CAS
    CAS says:

    It’s perfect Leigh!!! Of course, nothing is ever perfect enough for perfectionists, but it is a beautiful piece. I would never have had the patience, but your wirework is always stunning!!

  5. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, Leigh! This is Incredible!
    OOooooaaaaahhh Love it!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    I agree perfect way to compliment an already gorgeous stone and design. Wonderful

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautifuuuuuul!!!!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    I’m just sitting here shaking my head. 8O
    I am continually impressed with your fantastic wirework. Sure wish you lived close, so you could give me lessons!! :-D

  9. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    ANOTHER AMAZING PIECE!

  10. hlt Designs
    hlt Designs says:

    Gorgeous! I haven’t graduated to trying swirls in my wire wraps, yet… Love yours… they are truly amazing!

  11. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    Another beauty.
    Thank you again!

  12. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    I can’t imagine how this could be improved on.

  13. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    omg this is gorgeuos!!

  14. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    The swaying motion of the wire is beautiful, and the copper goes really well with the gemstone. Into my faves!

  15. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    I agree with all of the above, wow!

  16. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    I agree with the others. They look perfect to me!

  17. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    I’m amazed as usual. You certainly have found your calling. These are so beautiful.

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    kitty mom jb says:

    Very pretty!! I really like the swirls!

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    Lee D says:

    Another example of beautiful work, Leigh. Love it!

  20. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    more beautiful work !!!!!

  21. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Leigh, this is absolutely stunning!!! Those swirls are fabulous! I would love to learn how to do this! Did you learn it from a book, video, or teach yourself? :D

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    4HisGloryCreationsbyCJ says:

    This is just amazing!!! I love it!

  23. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Thanks everyone!

    Lynn – this is a combo of techniques from several wire working books, the tutorials on jewelrylessons.com, and alot of internet searching and reading.

    I have purchased several books recently on amazon about wire working – Dale Armstrong and Jim McIntosh are two folks who have great books on wirework

  24. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Love this design…another fave!! :-D

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Congrats on making it into the top design picks I really love this the wire work is beautiful love the copper wire with the stone.

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    Mirjam E says:

    This is really beautiful. You’re probably not entirely happy with it because you’re a perfectionist (I know the feeling), but believe me, it looks stunning!

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Love it! It inspires me to try more wire wrap!

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