Wire wrapping – a cage for amethyst

As you saw the other day I bought myself a book at the craft fair, and then two days later mum gave me some gorgeous semi precious stones. Lots of little amethyst stones. Seem are big enough to drill a hole in, others are on the small side. So I shall put my skills to the test and see if I can use this book and make a wire cage for the amethyst stones.

The book is called Elegant Wire Jewellery and has many good ideas and inspiration for me to add new and exciting elements into my jewellery. There are the lightweight and simple designs for an understated chain necklace or options to add elements together to make a chunkier detail for more intense necklaces.
And of course options for me to wire wrap or encase my stones or glass beads.

~ some time later ~

First up, I am happy with my attempt. It’s free range and organic. Just like I prefer. I like the idea of fun and quirky items.
Second. Wire wrapping like this is hard, and fiddly and I have immense respect for those who can do it and have neat, tidy and perfect results.
And both these point are attributed directly to our personality. Some people are definitely more perfectionist and anal than others. I know who and what I am, and I’m happy with that.

I’m thinking this means I should show you what I did. I was aiming for a a rectangular cage, what I got was a squarish ball cage that started of ok and then went downhill from there.
I’m not sure if I’ll keep it for myself or just write it off as a learning curve item and cut it up.



20130705-121639.jpg I did tuck in that piece of wire. No sharp ends to snag anything now.
What do you think? Are you a free range organic sort of person, or do you prefer the perfect angles and curves.


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