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Got the blues?

About this design:

I love wire wrapping those gears! I used a black painted gear & entrapped a lapis cabochon. The second necklace is made with a 5-prong spool knitter. I used a draw plate to narrow it & straighten it out.


Blue cotton cord, gunmetal findings, silver coated copper wire, lapis cab, black gear. Royal blue coated copper wire, tiny freshwater pearls, silver finished cones, silver plated findings.

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  1. Melody F
    Melody F says:

    Both necklaces are neat! I am new to wire working, and I wonder if I might try something similar to your wrapped gear, on a simpler scale, perhaps with fewer spokes. I definitely like the idea of a cold capture in metal of a stone cabochon. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wonderful wire wrapping. Great necklaces Moogie. Love the captured pearls.

  3. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    What a wonderful way to secure the Lapis cab by wire wrapping it on top the gear! The effect of the silver & black is striking as it really brings attention the beautiful stone. I love how you ‘knitted’ the tiny pearls within the blue wire too. Excellent work and a nice show of some other techniques in the jewelry making world.

  4. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Moogie, what fantastic necklaces! They look simple, but I know they can’t be so simple!!

  5. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I wouldn’t know how to do what you did…but is looks great!! The spool knitter is quite a neat look. As always, Moogie,I enjoy your posts…always very creative!!

  6. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Great wire work. I’m a big fan of blue and silver.

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    WOW! Just wow! Moogie these two necklaces are fantastic. Outstanding wire work and the designs first class. I’ve never tried either of these techniques but I sure would like to. Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wire! Ain’t wire fun? :D

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