Making some progress... a sneak peak at what I'm wrapping up...





This is a gorgeous piece of Imperial Jasper (at least that's the vote from several friends, I couldn't remember what the stone was as I purchased it a while ago)...


I'm using 18 gauge raw copper wires for the frame and both 28g and 30g wires for the weave.


 This is a shot of the backside.  Because this is a cut cabochon, no drill holes, I've made a spiral back to sit the stone against.

You can click each of these images for a nice close up.







The finished piece is available in my Etsy jewelry store...
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PerfectlyTwisted

4 comments:

Chevy Jones said...

This piece of jewelry is beautiful. It would look absolutely stunning on my wife. How long does it take to make a piece of jewelry like that? http://rockarma.net

Geeske Hogenhuis said...

Wow! So pretty!! It looks so intricate. I love it!

IzzyGumbo said...

You know Chevy... sometimes they take longer than others, but this piece took about 10 total hours (including the patina and polishing process which isn't shown in this image). Also, this one took longer because I didn't sketch it out first, just wrapped it up as I went, so there were many 'pause' and 'look' and 'think' in between the wires ;)

It'll be in the store tomorrow afternoon. I hope you'll consider to shop with me. It comes with a chain and will be ready to wear when it arrives.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/PerfectlyTwisted

IzzyGumbo said...

Thank you Geeske! I appreciate your comment very much!