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Len
« on: August 27, 2007 10:57:27 AM »

So here are my first jewels ever!



And here is a pair of guitar pick earrings that I made last month and I really like! I wore them almost always during the holidays  Grin



Thank you for looking!
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Hadassah
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007 11:41:56 AM »

Those are really neat! I like them a lot! I made one that was wrapped with wire before but I used such a heavy wire so my fingers were practically raw when I was done. lol! Nicely done.
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007 11:44:44 AM »

Cool!  I should really try some wire wrapping...you got me inspired.  I love the guitar pick earrings, especially the one on the left!
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Len
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2007 03:38:45 PM »

Thank you for your comments!

Tofurocks: the guitar picks are identical, in the photo you can see the front and the back images... but I do like the side with the ideogram the most, too!

Hadassah: for the green pendant I had to use a pair of electrician pincers (don't know if it's the right translation...) because the wire was too heavy, and they worked perfectly!
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2007 03:43:17 PM »

I've been wanting to try wire wrapping - I'm very impressed that this is your first attempt!  What guage wire did you use?
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Len
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2007 09:13:15 AM »

For the blue stone (it's actually a piece of glass  Smiley ) I used a 0.5 mm diameter garden wire: I know it will eventually oxidize, but it was just an experiment!
For the green stone I used a 1.5 mm zinc coated wire. Don't really know how it is going to behave in time  Tongue
I'm looking for silver wire but I only have some veeery thin silver wires, while I'd like to use a thicker one (1.5 mm would be perfect). Can't find it  Sad
Thanks again for the comments!
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SourApple
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2007 04:45:37 PM »

those are all great. I tried the wire wrapping technique one time, but it didn't work out for me. I love how yours turned out
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2007 04:53:08 PM »

Love the wire-wrapping! Beautiful!
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Len
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2008 10:17:19 AM »

Thank you for your comments!  Grin
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