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Love at First Sight


About this design:

This is the cab that started my desire to learn wire wrapping. I started immediately drooling when I saw it and I KNEW we were meant to be together. I've had it for at least 6 months and finally figured out what I wanted to do with it. A bracelet, for moi. I am a jealous mistress and am unable to share my love with this little pretty :) I'm thinking leather cord for the remainder. Also, after watching a couple of videos on prong settings, this was actually fairly quick and easy. And by quick, I mean like 8 hours or so. Not completely happy with my wrapped loops, but it'll do.

Components:

Crazy lace agate cab, copper wire, very few curse words this time.

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  1. kye
    kye says:

    Oh wow! My first thought when I saw this was-wonder how much she’d sell this for. I would love to buy this! But since you’re keeping it I’ll have to drool from afar. The stone is so beautiful and the wire wrapping is fantastic. A simple leather treatment sounds like a great idea. :)

  2. Sophiebug
    Sophiebug says:

    I know, right? That is the most beautiful piece of agate l’ve ever seen-the patterns, colors, everything! I would carry it around in my pocket sometimes, and take it out just to look at it repeatedly. There is something about it that I find very soothing. The Stone Lab on Etsy is where I found it. She makes some gorgeous cabs and they are usually quite affordable.

  3. kye
    kye says:

    As you can tell I’m back to drool some more. Thanks for mentioning where you found the cab. I will definately check it out!

  4. Annabel
    Annabel says:

    That cab is beautiful! I have never seen anything like it. I cannot wait to see the bracelet you make with it. And thank you so much for letting us know where it came from. It is stunning!

  5. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Awesome cab! I definitely think a simple treatment for the balance of the bracelet would allow this BEAUTY to take center stage! Your crafted prong setting is perfect for it. :)

  6. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Sophiebug, this is absolutely breathtaking! The back of the cab is just as breathtaking as the front. My dear, you are far too hard on yourself. Your wrapped loops are great. Anyway, everybody will be so busy drooling over your cab. I totally agree about using leather to finish it off. Something in one of the colors of the cab to make it pop even more.

  7. Creel U
    Creel U says:

    I can get lost in that beautiful maize of agate pattern. Delish. I would tackle a new jewelry skill to make it a beautiful home, too. Nice work!

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    S KatollakaSue says:

    Gorgeous! The cab is just amazing, and your work only enhances it. Will be eager to see the finished bracelet. Absolutely a fave!

  9. Sophiebug
    Sophiebug says:

    Thank you so much for your kind comments! I can’t take any credit for the beauty of that stone, though. That goes to nature and the lapidarist who found and cut it so beautifully. I’m glad I found a way to set it in a way that lets it really shine.

  10. C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie says:

    Stunning! The cab is gorgeous. I really like the prong setting you did. It allows the stone to be the focus rather than the wire work. Good for you to learn a new technique – you did an amazing job.

    Can’t wait to see the finished piece. :)

  11. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Beautiful work! You have inspired me!

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    S KatollakaSue says:

    Nature and the lapidarist certainly did their jobs well, but not everyone would appreciate its beauty, and not everyone would treat it in such a way to enhance it. But you did!

  13. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    Wow, I love the way you wired that gorgeous stone! It looks fairly uncomplicated. Do you have a link to some instructions for doing that prong setting? It’s such a great way to make pendants out of oddly shaped stone beads & cabs. In all the books I bought on wire wrapping, that is not included. Maybe a YouTube video?
    Fabulous job, Sophiebug!!

  14. Sophiebug
    Sophiebug says:
  15. Sophiebug
    Sophiebug says:

    I used a mish mash of the first one and this one. Tried posting both of these in one comment like 3 times and it wouldn’t work. Anyway, I knew from the start that I wanted to make a bracelet with the cab and went from there. I also used 16ga and 22ga to make it fairly sturdy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uoGp6yF5q4&t=197s

  16. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    Thanks! CSL Designs is one of my very favorite sites & YouTube channels. I learned Kumihimo from her.
    And hey, you’re on the front page of Lima!!

  17. Sophiebug
    Sophiebug says:

    And thank you :)

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