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Rhyolite Drops

About this design:

Oxidised Copper ~ I love it as much as Silver now!
It's the 1st time I've made the figure of 8 spiral link & it could also be used lengthways with a long teardrop bead. I haven't got any long teardrops but what a good excuse to order some!
I love the colours of the Rhyolite combined with the Copper. I am actually wearing these earrings as I write this!


20g Copper wire, Rhyolite Drops, Liver of Sulphur to oxidise Copper

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    K H says:

    I like them. I think they want to come live at my house (haha).

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Yes, and then they want to come and visit me!!! LOL

    Spiral Chick, these are amazing! I see what you mean about the figure 8 — when I look at it sideways I can imagine it as a fabulous pendant! Love the Rhyolite and copper combo — very pretty!

    Oh, and it’s always good to have an excuse to order more beads, isn’t it? ;-)

  3. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    These are amazing – I love them. The rhyolite looks awesome with copper – I will have to try this combo – it is one that I have not yet done! And as always I love your wireworked spirals

  4. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Your wirework is stunning, Spiral Chick! I especially like the way you’ve wrapped the Rhyolite! It’s an amazing stone!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    These are stunning! I can’t get over how perfect your figure eight is.

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Thank you Chicks :)
    KH ~ I laughed at your comment, they’ve not got used to living at my house yet, they were only “born” yesterday!

  7. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    :-) I agree with KH – I would definately love to have these live at my house as well! LOL

  8. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    How cute are these???

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    You never cease to amaze me with your wirework Sparkle Chick!! These are beautiful
    I REALLY, REALLY want to learn how to do this type of work. You are an inspiration to me and By Golly!!! I intend to do what I can to learn how to do it!!! I’ll probably ruin tons of wire but Oh well….. ;-)
    Sure would help if there were classes around here….but determination will help me figure it out!!

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Thank you Chicks :)
    Sweet Chick I’d love to go to a wirework class but there is nothing in my area at all. I’ve taught myself by trial & error, wirework books (several!) & I have a couple of DVDs by Sharilyn Miller, plus lots of practising!
    Step By Step Wire Jewelry magazine is good too. I have to get it on subscription as I can’t find it over here (UK) :)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Thank you so much Spiral Chick! That’s even more encouraging! If you learned on your own, that gives me confidence I can learn it too!! :-D

    If you have preferences for the best wirework books please let us know what your favorites are. I’m sure there are many good books out there but it always helps to hear reviews! I will certainly check out Step By Step Wire Jewelry magazine too!
    Thanks again!! :-D

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Sweet Chick ~ I think the best books are Bead On A Wire by Sharilynn Miller & All Wired Up by Mark Lareau. They both have step by step photos or drawings on how to make spirals,wrapped loops, caged beads etc.
    Connie Fox is another wirework artist who’s stuff is fab. Her website has some good tutorials you can download. Hope this helps :)

  13. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    These are FABULOUS! Love everything about them! The color combo, the copper wire, the wire work…. everything!

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    K H says:

    Star-sparkle, when those earrings go missing you will have a lot of suspects!

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Thank you SaliJo :)
    I certainly will KH! :)

  16. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks for all the great tips on books, etc., Spiral Chick!!! :D Step By Step Wire Jewelry is a great mag — I subscribe to it also! :D

    If those earrings go missing, I would suspect AquaKitty first. ;-)

  17. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    WOW!!! And again WOW!!! :-D

  18. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Another beauty, Spiral Chick! You have amazing talent!!

  19. IVONNE R
    IVONNE R says:

    I love the neat and beautiful of your work with the wire. I love it. Very elegant the earrings.

    KPJEWELS says:

    These earrings are just so beautiful. They can come to my house anytime. LOL

  21. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    WOW!!!!!! Fabulous!!!!!!

    Bead on a Wire is one of my favorite books, too!

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Thank you!

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    wendy says:

    Wow, I love your wirework!

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Thank you Wendy :)

  25. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    Beautifully wrapped! Well done!
    So glad you are working again!

  26. Carola
    Carola says:

    Just attended a wire wrap class….so, really like your design. And rhyolite is one of my favorite stones. Must try the copper wire.

  27. Regina v
    Regina v says:

    I like these too. There pretty, but a little bit humorous too – like rhyolite just got itself a really fancy new hat and hairstyle, and now rhyolite is out promenading around town showing off its bling. Maybe time for me to turn in for the night?

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:


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