Finished my first wire wrapped cabochon!

Posted by Laurel Collins , Friday, July 30, 2010 2:17 PM

Let's see... I tried out the tutorial below for the Wire Wrapped Rock, but unfortunately I had the wrong sized stone. I had to do things a bit differently, but for my first wire wrapped stone pendant, I think this one turned out well! It didn't turn out quite like I had hoped, so I think I will just end up keeping this one.... Here it is!

I just love labradorite! Such pretty colors. I have a few more labradorite cabochons coming in the mail, so I will have to try this tutorial again! Also, I think for my next one I am going to try oxidizing the wire afterwards for an antiqued look. I guess I will update again when I get a chance to test this next time.

Next Tutorial

Posted by Laurel Collins , Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:45 AM

I have been looking around and have found quite a few different projects to try. Of course, I just don't have the right materials for most of them.

This is the one I would like to try next: Wire Wrapped Rock. I have most of the materials for this one, but I am waiting for a few things to come in the mail, so it will be a bit before I can get started.

The author of this tutorial, Dev Khan, has done some amazing work and I can only hope that in the future I can become even half as good an artist as her!

And now it is 4 am. Really need to stop posting so late when my writing and brain functions become fragmented....

Oh! I can't believe I almost forgot to mention that I did finish my second crop circle pendant! Here is the finished product:

It isn't exactly like the crop circle pictured, but I think it turned out well! Need to find a new one to start on!

Sea Turtles Restoration Project!

Posted by Laurel Collins , Sunday, July 18, 2010 9:20 PM

Wow, it has been a bit since I last posted. I'll try not to do it again!

Anyways, on Etsy I am a member of TeamBPAL. This week a team shop was set up where members could donate items to be sold for a cause. At the moment, the shop is filled with ocean/sea themed items. Each item sold will have all the proceeds donated to the Sea Turtle Restoration Project. I decided to donate two items of my own.

Both items are shell necklaces like those I have made in the past. The one pictured above has already been sold! Yay!

I think it is great to donate to such a cause and can't wait to participate in others for the future! Here is another item made by Elements & Artifacts on Etsy that I think is just fabulous!

So, it has been awhile since I have experimented with a new technique/tutorial, so I am going to search out one to try next. Also, I am thinking about trying to make some chainmail jewelry in the future. Haven't gotten any supplies for it yet though. Someday!