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How to Wire Wrap Irregular Shape Stone

Saturday, May 15, 2010

This is faster than I thought.
Got this tiger eye pendant done within two hours this afternoon.

Last week, I spent few hours wire wrapping the same piece with another method, which I abandoned when I remembered how Danagonia wrapped her giant nugget bead. Thanks Camilla for the inspiration!
The irregular shape of this tiger eye makes it difficult to wrap with the normal cab wrap.
That's what I did initially and I failed miserably.
With 3 wires, I formed the frame, holding the stone in place securely.
Wrapped them with 3 different weaving techniques as you can see from the pictures here.
Problem is (but not really a problem actually!), you will end up with a bunch of wires at the top.
A bit tricky to tuck them all in neatly, leaving two for the bail and still make it look good.
Overall, I am quite happy with the outcome and I can see a lot of potential in this technique especially for irregularly shaped stones. If you would like to learn how to wire wrap in similar way, check out Camilla's tutorial here.
Have a wonderful and productive weekend dear readers.
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4 comments :

Azure Islands Designs Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 10:20:00 PM GMT+8  

Love this Mei...looks rather complicated to me :0)

Because I've wire wrapped simple slices before I have some idea of what you've done...still looks complicated though...

Cheers

Mary Monday, May 17, 2010 at 4:06:00 PM GMT+8  
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Mary Monday, May 17, 2010 at 4:06:00 PM GMT+8  
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Mei (WireBliss) Monday, May 17, 2010 at 10:17:00 PM GMT+8  

It is not as complicated Heather. I think it is rather easy :)

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