Monday, November 15, 2010

Wire Wrapping

I have been trying to master the art of wrapping a stone without a hole. A few weeks ago Lynn and I went to the Bead Show in Harrogate, armed with plenty of money we went on the rampage!

What a lot of great choice, I came away loaded down with goodies plus a very good book on wire wrapping. I had tried this technique before but did not get the look I wanted. This book gave some very good tips that helped to make it just that little bit easier.

These stones are beautiful and the pendant is actually reversible so I get two looks in one.

I used three lengths of wire and wrapped these in three places with a thinner wire and teased the sides out so I could pull them apart later and twist to hold the stone.  I have tried this with a smaller stone but so far I have not succeeded in holding it tightly enough and it keeps dropping out.


These beads are a perfect match for the pendant and with the addition of some bead caps and spacers it makes a very striking bracelet, simply done, threaded onto elastic.



erasercarver said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful, Judith! Fantastic technique.

crafty flossie said...

Hi Judith. These pieces are beautiful. You're such a clever un. Hope you're well and Bertie's enjoying the snow.

InkyArtitude said...

Didn't we have a great day at the Bead Fair? I love what you've done on the necklace, it's fabulous and the bracelet looks amazing. There are so many things I would have loved, really regret not getting those polished stone sculls! Next time maybe.

Val said...

Beautiful braclet.

Val said...

Beautiful Judith.

Hope you are well.