Friday, September 23, 2011

I finally completed this piece with the addition of the double link chain of copper. I recently read about a new tool (be still my heart!) called Koil Kutter which is an attachment for my Dremel tool which cuts rings!! I wind the 18 gauge copper wire around my old size 4 knitting needle to make the coils and then use the Dremel to saw them. The price is right and it works so well!! I tumbled them afterwards to work harden and make them pretty.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

This gorgeous cuff is from my latest class at Tada's in Gloucester Point VA. The large stone is a fire agate stone and the smaller rounds are probably agate or jasper. Don't know for sure. The wire is sterling and gold filled square wire with some half round thrown in there too. Cindy, our instructor, is a pure genius about making these types of objects and is so much fun too.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Here is an funky wire necklace I just finished up. I do not know what the nugget stones are and the smaller round beads are most likely some sort of glass, but again, not sure. The wire is 16 and 18 g raw copper wire which was given a patina of liver-of-sulfer. The necklace design is from the cover page of Wirework Fall 2011.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Another Wirewrapped Cabachon

The third in a series, this particular one does not have the twisted wire like the first two. I prefer a simpler, cleaner look.

I purchased some inexpensive chains to go with these so they will be a nice present.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Wire Wrapped Cabachon Pendants

I took another wonderful class at Tada's Artisan Boutique, here in Gloucester Point, VA, where we learned to make these lovely sterling silver wire wrapped pendents. Next week we will be making rings!! These cabachons are wrapped with 21 gauge sterling square and 1/2 round wire.