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« on: September 30, 2007 03:05:06 PM »

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When I was in Peru, a guy showed me how to make this jewelry with metal wire. So I bought all the material (the wire, pliers and little stones) to make it.

That's the material:

My first attempts at making stuff out of this were absolutely unsuccessful but after a little practice I made my first earrings:

This summer I also made matching earrings and ankle bracelet but I haven't taken pictures of these yet, but they're coming soon.

Passed friday, I made this bracelet that I'm really proud of (it took me about 5 hours to make all the small parts and assemble them:

and here's a close-up of the details:

Please, tell me what you think!

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2007 03:56:51 PM »

Wow! The detail in that bracelet is so stunning!

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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2007 05:48:08 PM »

it's really beautiful! is it hard to wrap the stones that way? i want to make some peruvian inspired jewelry now! Smiley
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2007 09:21:19 PM »

very beautiful! i'm so amazed there is no soldering involved

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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2007 04:51:14 AM »

These are gorgeous.  You have the patience of a Saint, I think.  And my hands hurt just looking at all of this detailed work.

It's also a lovely thought that someone in another country took his time to share his art and how he made it with you, and then on to us.  That is what I truly about love about the arts and crafting.

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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2007 06:50:44 AM »

it's really beautiful! is it hard to wrap the stones that way? i want to make some peruvian inspired jewelry now! Smiley

Not too much because there's a slit on the side of the stones, so you just wrap the wire around.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2007 07:00:10 AM »

Beautiful work! Looks like it took a lot longer than 5 hours!

My dad bought me a peruvian-style necklace years ago, and a couple weeks ago I picked it up and really looked at it with a crafters eye. This is my first attempt to duplicate some of the components. And may I just say that braiding wire is really weird! Grin


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