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Practicing wire wrapping...


About this design:

I've been playing with the wire and here are a few of my attempts. Soon I hope to finish a necklace for the drusy pendant. I got it in a mixed parcel of beads. The jade I picked up at a gem show.


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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. jewel  in NP
    jewel in NP says:

    It doesnt look like you need to practice they came out beautiful

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Beautiful pendants, excellent wire work!

  3. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Well done wire work. Beautiful, those all are beautiful.

  4. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Great job on your wire work!!

  5. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Thanks you guys! I think I was a little intimidated by the wire at first and had to make myself pick it up and just start playing with it. There are so many good wire workers on here, they are really an inspiration to those of us learning!

  6. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Wow! These are all gorgeous! Fabulous wire work!

  7. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    They are so beautiful, love ‘m all!

  8. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Very good wire wrapping!!!!! I love them all

  9. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Love these, excellent wire wrapping. Did you use a tutorial?

  10. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    WOW!! These don’t look like the work of a novice!!

  11. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Wow great practice these look awesome!!!

  12. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Thanks again Ladies!

    Hi Chickie Suz, I have been poring over several books that I have purchased. The two that helped the most are “Wirework” by Cougar Armstrong and “Wire Wrapping: The Basics and Beyond” by Jim McIntosh. They both have very good instructions. I have two other items I have wrapped. I did a shark tooth for my husband about a year ago(it promptly fell apart, so I kind of dropped the wire work for a while) and one other cabochon that I haven’t posted. I have been wrapping loops on beads for awhile though. I ordered a “thing a ma jig” from Amazon today. Does anybody here use one of those? Is it considered cheating to use one? I hope not, I want to make a chain for another necklace.

  13. Pam E aka funky tulip
    Pam E aka funky tulip says:

    these are terrific. I know what you mean about getting inspired — all these terrific wire wrappers here (and you’re one!) are inspiring me I hope to post some soon — once i have enough time to take the pictures. congrats!!!!

  14. Joyce M
    Joyce M says:

    These are all lovely! That blue drusy is a beauty! Wonderful wire work!

  15. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    I have a wig jig I use sometimes, it’s not cheating…lol…not that I think you need it, really awesome wire work!!

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