Wire-Wrapped Stones, Crystals & Clusters »
InstructionsThis is a great bead stash-buster and a great way to practice wire wrapping basics. I began by scouring my jasper stash and matching up beads of different sizes in similar color families. I placed the matched up beads in small plastic bags to keep them together. Then I started wrapping!
I made my own earring wires using a simple jig, 20 gauge copper wire and my chasing hammer. I ...
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Type of item: Accessory
20 Gauge copper wire, 4 mm, 6 mm and 7 x 12 mm Picasso Jasper beads, 1 mm leather cord. Tools used: round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, crimper, flush cutters,
What was your inspiration?
I love jasper and regularly buy more. My stash of jasper was beginning to build up so I decided it was time to break into it! I sifted through what I had and looked for pairs and trios of stones in different sizes that related well to one another. This was the result of my first jasper session. And there will be more.
What are you most proud of?
You can't go wrong with jasper. Even the simplest designs look great.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This is a great way to build your skills, work through your bead stash and build up stock for selling or gift giving.