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Topic: My first attempt at wire wrapping - comments/suggestions welcome!  (Read 1624 times)
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cynlen
« on: April 04, 2006 12:12:02 PM »

I'm new to craftster and wanted to post my first attempt at wire wrapping.

http://www.candlesoftherainbow.com/auctions/picture%20474.jpg

I realize I should have probably used a longer piece of wire, but I didn't want to start over. Any comments and suggestions are appreciated. Also, if you know of a good tutorial on wire wrapping, I'd love to know about it!
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2006 12:54:27 PM »

I think you did a great job!
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2006 01:28:03 PM »

wow!  i think you did a very neat and pretty job...  much better than my attempts so far.

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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2006 01:40:35 PM »

so pretty! I'd wear that!
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2006 01:43:02 PM »

Oh that is super good! I really like it. I tried once, and after about five minutes and a huge mess, I gave up. I cannot figure out how you can wrap wire that thick at all. I can't even get the thin thin stuff to go where I want it to! I would love to know of a good tutorial also, I have this stone that I found a long time ago, in the dirt, but it was all shinny and polished. I want to wrap it, but like I said I can't figure it out. Lol. Anyhow I think it looks great!
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2006 12:49:19 AM »

Thank you all for the comments!

Starwings, the wire I used isn't very thick, but it seems to be holding its shape alright. (I had to wear it today to test it out).

Here's a brief description of what I did: I took two wires of the same length and shaped the top loop first with one end of the wire. Then, I wrapped the bottom part of the stone (the one with the loop) and took that wire back up around the top. From the back I came up at the bottom left and went diagonally to the top right. Finally, across the back and separated the wires slightly to use round noce pliers to create the final circles. The most difficult part was holding the stone and wire in place while trying to wrap from the back.

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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2006 09:31:16 AM »

Thanks, I will try will smaller wire, I always thought it would get all bent. I am just afraid of trying and messing up so many times I will scratch up my rock...
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2006 09:57:02 AM »

oo! thats so pretty! well done!
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2006 04:20:21 AM »

Nice try! Yes, you do have to "do the math" to determine how much wire you need to wrap your piece. There are mathematical formulae, but I don't wire wrap in "that" way, meaning with curls and frills, but there are a couple of places you can find directions.

Preston Reuther, who has a style that some people really seem to like, I think he's at www.wire-sculpture.com  and he has some free patterns.
You might want to join, if you haven't already, the Creative Wire Jewelry group at Delphiforums.
Eni Oken has some things to which you might want to aspire  www.enioken.com
This link describes a simple wrap for a cab http://jewelrymaking.about.com/library/weekly/aa112398.htm
http://geocities.com/mick62001/hippy.html



These should get you started.  I'm sure doing an online search will uncover many other tutes.

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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2006 12:24:05 PM »

           I'm coming out with a wire wrapping DVD soon. Good job for your first attempt! Practice makes perfect.

Matthew
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