Show and Tell ~ My First Wire Wrapped Class

Ok…after seeing the pictures up-close, I see some adjustments needed and a few mistakes I made…but all in all, I like it. 🙂

Classes at Mill Street Beads & Rocks, here in Reno, are only $25 AND all the tools and supplies are included. Unfortunetly, they are retiring and closing up shop soon. Anyhoo…there were four stone beads to choose from, I picked a pretty olive green one since we were using copper wire.

Fun! Fun! Fun! I bought a few packets of copper square and half-round 21 gauge to play with it some more.

I’ll be using some liver of sulphur on this pendant to antique the copper…it’s way too bright for me. 🙂

I need to scoochie the wraps closer together and get rid of the black mark.

The front.

The back of the piece.

Here is a piece of petrified wood I’m going to try next! I just don’t know which side to make the front. What do you think? I bought this for $3 up in Chilcoot, CA on our way to Portola after class…it was Train Days (will post pics on Monday).

Which side should be the front?!

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About sleepycathollow

I'm Michelle and live in Northern Nevada ~ beautiful mix of high desert and the Sierra.
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6 Responses to Show and Tell ~ My First Wire Wrapped Class

  1. mysillylifewithdogs says:

    Your wrapping turned out so well! I can’t wait to see it after you have antiqued the copper……….

    • Thankies, lovely lady!

      LOL! I’ll take a picture after I buff it out a bit…I Accidentally dropped the whole pendant into the sulphur water and turned all the copper black! Will need to bring out some of the copper again.

  2. That is stunning!! I like the bright shiny copper! Amazing. I’m sorry to hear they’re going out of biz. My MIL always drops a load of cash in there whenever she comes to visit. Too bad.

    As for the petrified wood, I like the second one–it looks like a small town perched against the cliffs at the far end of a desert. Or maybe conestoga wagons….either way, the second one.

    Jules

  3. Looks like a fun class. I wonder if the piece was as difficult to make as it appears?? Do tell.

    I see some heart silhouettes in the first of your two photos, so that one gets my vote.

  4. Lennette says:

    It’s beautiful Michelle! I like the first photo because of the darker areas. It gives the piece a lot of character.

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