Friday, April 18, 2014
Wire-Wrapped Gemstone Pendants
My goodness, what a busy spring this has been. So busy I have not had time to post in a while. But I am taking time to share my newest project - wire-wrapped pendants.
Wire-wrapping is a skill I have only recently begun to work on and it is still a work in progress. But after several attempts, here is my first wire-wrapped design. It is a Blue Apatite oval gemstone which I wire wrapped with silver wire.
Overall, I am not too displeased with the finished design. I had one more of these pretty gemstones so I made another to see if I could replicate the design, then added a chain to the second one. Here is the final design:
Now I will tell you that wire-wrapping takes some practice. I worked with some very inexpensive wire first for practice before moving on to the silver wire. Anyway, if you are interested in learning how to wire-wrap there are lots of tutorials across the internet. One of the best ones I found was a post on Pinterest by beadaholique.com.
Will be working on more wire-wrapped projects soon. In the meantime, these pendants can be found in my Etsy shop.
LOL! Hope everyone has a Happy Easter!