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.
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! 😜
I’m linking up with these fine blog parties:
Swing Into Spring DIY by Design
Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop at Penny’s Passion
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings – The Heart of Your Home
Friendship Friday Blog Hop at Create with Joy
Hearth and Soul Link Party at AprilHarris.com
The Blogger’s Pit Stop at The Blogger’s Lifestyle
The Peacock Party at Wendy’s Quilts & More
Snickerdoodle Link Party at SewCraftyCrochet
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings – the Heart if Your Home