Gemstones -n- Wire
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On this page you will see example of how Gemstones and wire can be combined to make some stunning and unique handcrafted designer jewelry. No solder is used in the process. All depends on the skill of the artist in setting the stones into a piece of jewelry. All pieces are one of a kind. Some can be made to order to look somewhat like what you will see pictured, but most of the time there will be subtle differences just as in any work of art.
In the above ring, you see a Cubic Zirconia Marquise style stone done in a free style wire wrap. Freestyle rings are very eye catching creations and each is different than the next. 14K Gold Filled wire was used in this setting. They can be made from just about any metal.
Gold Fill wire is not a plated wire. There is 100 times more gold in gold filled wire than any kind of plated materials will ever have. This is a lifetime piece of jewelry as should be all the jewelry done in 14K Gold Fill or Sterling Silver. With reasonable care these pieces should be heirloom pieces. In the above ring, you see a Cubic Zirconia Marquise style stone done in a free style wire wrap. These are very eye catching creations and each is different than the next. This is a lifetime piece of jewelry as should be all the jewelry done in 14K Gold Fill or Sterling Silver. With reasonable care these pieces should be heirloom pieces.
Here you see an Amythyst stone done in 14K Gold Filled wire.
Notice how the wires follow the stones natural color design.
When doing a stone in wire and using this techinic it creates a completely unique piece of jewelry that will catch your eye for sure !!
Stones in their natural state are very beautiful. Gemstones of the quartz family such as this Amethyst tend to have wonderful markings. Jewelry made this way from this type of stone is hard to find, at least in our area and if you make your jewelry using wire you will know it's not something you will see in your local department store!
Here is another example of how wire can be used.
This is a chevron cabachon wrapped in Sterling Silver wire.
It is a sculpture design and is a wonderful enhancement to any type of cabachon.
Many items and styles available and all are one of a kind handcrafted designer jewelry as well as handmade bead items...please check the online store at my online store. Online Secure Shopping
Above are not gemstones, but they make really nice gifts for people who love animals. The detail in the cameos is very nice.
Set with 14K Gold Filled wire.
Below, you will find links to other pages that have gemstones and/or wire and also
handmade lampwork glass beads and other jewelry supplies.
JEWELRY AND BEAD MAKING CLASSES AVAILABLE
If you live within driving (or flying if you prefer) distance to Yakima Washington, classes are offered to teach you how to use wire to make your own artisan handcrafed designer jewelry--your OWN beautiful designs.
Rings, Pendants, stick pins, earrings... and more.
I give glass bead making (lampworking) classes as well. All beginning classes require NO previous experience. Any classes needing prior skills are listed and you may take them to gain the skills you need.
If you are interested in learning more about the classes offered, please fill out the Contact box on the page you are directed to after clicking.
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