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Swirled Jasper

About this design:

This is the result from the wire-wrap class I took 2 weeks ago at my LBS. The focal was labeled simply "Jasper."
The second pic is Thunder Egg jasper (that cost a bundle but is SO pretty) and it's going to be wrapped and incorporated into the necklace and the bracelet. The third pic is rainbow rhyolite and sunstone for a bracelet and earrings.
Don't you love it when the stones all play so well together?


21gauge dead-soft square wire

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  1. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Pretty, pretty! Hope you enjoyed the class!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Looks like you are enjoying your class :D

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    That is a dynamite pendant!!! Love, love, love it!!! :D

  4. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:


  5. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    I like this too, and the stones do go well together. :)

  6. karen blasdel
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  7. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Wow! Very pretty!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Wow Julie….you must be the top student in the class! These are GOR-GEOUS!

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    Wow…love the wire wrapping….so graceful!

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    WOW, Julie!! Teacher’s pet makes top design. :) You did a fabulous job!! And those ctones are awesome, too!!

  11. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Thanks everyone!!!
    Now I can confess… My central swirl is WRONG! I twisted “in” instead of “out” so it’s officially not correct. Isn’t it nice to compromise and re-create the original!
    The central knot was supposed to gracefully hang over the edge of the stone to counter-balance the swirls on the other side. Whatever!!! I’m happy with my first attempt!

    Now I just have to find time to finish the other little pieces and then link them together with the chain. Eventually — in my mind’s eye — this is going to be GREAT!

  12. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Very pretty, can’t wait to see the others!

  13. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    So I read your comment that the swirl is wrong…hmmmm….if its supposed to go.the other way I don’t think I would like it as much.
    It looks like part of a treble clef or the bottom of an S.
    You are doing well in class obviously.

  14. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Really great and love all those stones.

  15. Frida
    Frida says:

    Great job Julie!! It’s fun to work with wire :D

  16. Laud
    Laud says:

    That’s awesome wirework! I wouldn’t change a thing. I like the inward swirl. I think it balances the bottom swirl.

  17. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    “Wow”, Julie! Great job!

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    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    This is just lovely. So what if you did it “wrong.” Rules were meant to be broken–that’s how we discover new ways of doing things.

    The other strands of stones are beautiful. Yes, it is great when two (or more) stones simply have to go together. What’s problematic is when two get together and “refuse” to be made into jewelry until just the right other strand comes along.

  19. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Those classes look like there were fun! Awesome!

  20. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    I like it! I like it!

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