Try, Try Again

Wire-wrapped Cabochon

michelle Artisan Jewelry, Creative Process, Wire-weaving , , , , , ,

More in my ongoing endeavor to learn how to make wire-wrapped jewelry…. As you may remember my first attempt was not spectacular. But, I am really rather proud of my second try.

I used this YouTube video from OxanaCrafts as my guide.

Oxana used 20 gauge copper wire for her supports, and 28 gauge for copper weaving. I used 20 and 26 respectively, because this is what I had. (For those not familiar, the size of the wire gets smaller as the number gets bigger.) Here are Oxana’s and mine side by side for comparison:

Our curlicues came out differently, but I don’t imagine any piece comes out exactly the same.

And the backs:

I don’t think either back is all that pretty. But, they do the trick.

Eventually, I will antique this piece. While the stone is in no danger of coming out, it’s a little wobbly. No doubt due to my inexperience. I will keep this piece for myself. Oh darn! 😜

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  1. Wow, that’s pretty, and it’s definitely a significant improvement over the one you shared the other day. It’s amazing what we can learn to do if we just keep at it and never give up, isn’t it? Congratulations; that’s a beautiful pendant!

    1. Thank you! Antiquing shows off the weaving better. Also, it will eventually “antique” itself. Although this one won’t be sold, I’d hate to sell a gleaming copper piece and have the customer disappointed when it tarnishes.

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