|This one sold already|
|This sold already|
|I call this Hawaiian Flowers|
|I really got elaborate on this one!|
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These photos show one of my dragonfly beads, with free form wire wrapping to create a pendant. The instructor turned me on to the wire, it is a square coated wire, non-tarnish and affordable, ($2.75 for 5 feet), dead soft 21 gauge, Para wire. I strung the necklace with tiny metallic Delica seed beads. I tried larger beads and felt that they detracted from the focal; I wanted something complimentary but simple. There are 2 strands of delicas, one shorter than the other.
|I've been downstairs working. How versatile is wire? Here I have used it to wire wrap|
a donut and turn it into a pendant. I used a small wooden donut
in the center, threaded wire through a bead and dropped it in the center.
|I took a wire class last week at at a LBS, Gahanna Bead Studio. I made this wire wrapped black onyx cab. This is a jumping off point to creating lots of wire wrapped focals. The class lasted 2 hours, but I was able to make another one when I got home in about 10 min.|
|Here's another idea. Use wire to make a fancy bail. |
and twisted the wire around a bird charm.
|What an inexpensive way to make a pendant. Wrapped|
with antique bronze square wire.