Saturday, March 5, 2011

Woo Hoo, I'm Wired!

I spent a good part of yesterday wrestling with wire!  Oh, but what fun it was.  Here is my first  attempt to wrap a stone.
I've been learning to shape jumprings, links, and closures for several weeks.  Today I decided to see if I could weave and wrap some smaller wires around larger ones.  I admit most of the work on this pendant was bending rather than weaving, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.  I wanted to enhance the beauty of this wonderful Rhyolite Rainforest Jasper stone rather than cover it up.  The little cubes at the bottom are new jade and the red bead is carnelian, one of my favorite gems.  I used some shiny gunmetal headpins to wire them. 


  1. This is really nice Brenda. Your pieces are really unique and they show off your beautiful wire working skills. I need some practice with that:( Great job and I like the way you didn't overwhelm the stone.

  2. Thanks Betsy. I'm learning too and I love working with wire.