Monday, September 28, 2009

Wire wrapped beach rock


My friend Beth's daughter was getting married and Beth needed a necklace that would suit her casual and outgoing style. The problem was solved by a trip to Maine were we found some nice rocks on the beach.


I glazed this one that Beth particularly liked with Future floor polish so it would keep its wet glow, and then wire wrapped it for her, using a variation of the directions for the Hippy Twist (the old link is dead now, but I think you can see easily enough how it's done). I didn't use quite as many twists, but did use more kinks and bends. The mother of the bride was happy with it, and that's what counts!



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14 comments:

Emi of FTLOB said...

Oooo nice wire wrapping! It looks so funky and organic, I'm sure the bride will love it.

Cyndi L said...

Thanks Emi! It was for the mother of the bride, and she was very pleased :-)

Firefox said...

I think this stone should be proud of such career: from a simple rock on a beach to the central element in a necklace :)

Cyndi L said...

Aren't you sweet! Thanks so much...I hope it's happy with its lot in life :-)

Chiara said...

Il visited your blog and I immediately subscribe! I love it, for the news and the tutorials you put inside.
A big hug and thamks from Italy
Chiara

Cyndi L said...

Hi Chiara! Thank you so much for joining us, and I'm so jealous of you, living in my favorite country in the world...beautiful Italy! How blessed you are!

Lisa said...

Hi there! Thanks for the info on this technique! I need to wrap some small stones for a friend and have been sort of procrastinating about it, but now I feel inspired to give it a try!

Jeannie said...

If I were a rock I would want to be this rock. It "rocks"

Cyndi L said...

LOL!! Thanks Jeannie!

Cyndi L said...

Lisa, I hope this technique will give you a place to start. If the stones are really small, you might need to use thinner gauged wire...I'd love to see a picture of what you make!

Melissa J. Lee said...

Oh, I completely dig this piece - the cool wire-wrap, the color, the beautiful rock, everything!

Cyndi L said...

Thanks Melissa! The rock is much more sparkly than the photo shows ;-)

Paul Bishop said...

The Hippy Twist link is dead.

Otherwise, I'm going to use this wrapping style for some quick copper pieces.

Cyndi L said...

Oh drat! That link was probably over ten years old, so it was just a matter of time. I think everyone can see easily enough how it was done though.

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