Monday, November 2, 2009
Now in Shaktipaj Designs Etsy shop: Rose of Sharon Pendant Tutorial!
I've been working on a secure, attractive, neat setting for a faceted stone in wire for a long time, and finally got the bugs out with this wire tutorial! This design is incredibly versatile - possibly the most useful and beautiful wire wrapped design I've ever come up with!
The stones here are 8mm faceted cubic zirconias - but it can be adapted to smaller stones -I've done 4mm faceted amethysts and am working on 3mm and 4mm flatback Swarovski crystals.
With a tweak or two, it holds rounded cabochons very securely, and Swarovski rivolis - you betcha!!!!! Here is Rita Garcia's stone cabochon piece:
(the link takes you to her Facebook profile)
You can stop during the technique process in a few places and get an attractive result. It can be plopped into almost any design at will - think of the possibilities it opens up for those of us who work in wire!!!!!!! Here's an example from Bobbi Maw at MyWiredImagination on Etsy:
I'll keep posting pics of new pieces in this technique as folks send me pics and I make them - I hope they inspire you to make beautiful wire creations!
Need more details? Keep watching the blog!
Care for yourselves gently, so that you can care for others