Wirewrapped Necklace in Green and Copper

Sunday, July 6

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Well, that wasn’t so bad after all. Though my hands DO ache, I guess it was worth it to learn how to work with wire.

My wirewrapping has greatly improved. I know it is probably just my imagination but I get a strange feeling when I start to wrap a loop. It seems the wire gets softer just as I am pulling the first wrap downwards. Then with the next pull, around and toward me, it gets hard again. The first time this happened, I thought it was all in my mind. But it happened again and again. Feels soft one minute and hard the next.

It took 3 days working on this necklace, on and off. I went slow since I wasn’t sure if the wire would do what I wanted. A couple times I had to scrap a section and start over. I did waste some wire but since I am still working with practice wire it was ok.

Necklace was created with wirework and wirewrapping. I used one of my books for inspiration and also used The Coiling Gizmo to create the coiled sections. The sections are connected with jump rings. It measures 28 1/2″.

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I used the following supplies to make this necklace:

  • 20 gauge copper colored wire
  • green glass beads in different shapes and sizes
  • 6/0 bronze seed beads
  • antique copper bead caps, clasp and jump rings
  • 4mm copper colored beads

5 comments on “Wirewrapped Necklace in Green and Copper

  1. I like the coiling loops down my the focal bead! Very pretty…I love copper and green. GREAT Job!

  2. don_mae says:

    Thanks!! I am resting my hands today. Will tackle something new tomorrow.

  3. Belinda says:

    Donna, you are so talented! You did a great job with your spiral thingy you worked with on this project. One of these days, you’re going to be a famous jewelry designer and we can say that we “knew you when”. 😉 🙂

  4. don_mae says:

    Hi Belinda!! Thank you!! I was up last night, anyway, working on my wirewrapping. I am not so afraid of it anymore. I made a charm bracelet out of art glass beads and have started on another bracelet and a necklace. I am having fun!!

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