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Posted on Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:46 pm
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I've been doing quite a bit of wire-wrapping lately as I have a craft show next month and wanted to use some of the stones I've been polishing. Sooooo, here are a few more pics.



Sterling silver wire-wrapped pendant. Hand-polished (side-cut) honeycomb coral with pearl drop. The honeycomb coral is one of many pieces I found on my family's camping/rockhounding trip this year.




Sterling silver wire-wrapped pendant. Hand-polished Petoskey stone.



Sterling silver wire-wrapped pendant. Hand-polished Petoskey stone.


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Posted on Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:39 pm
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Very nice Narrina. Tell me, cuz I'm interested, is square wire used mostly because of the look or does it help the stones hold better? I have mostly round wire, saving the square wire I have for when I can use it and not ruin it!

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Posted on Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:47 pm
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Thanks, Carys! I've used both round and square wire for wire-wrapping (sometimes in the same piece), however square wire does tend to work better than round wire for wire-wrapping.


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Posted on Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:06 pm
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Inspiring! You make it look so elegant and simple it makes me want to try. **rethinks that** The grace and beauty you display is definitely something that I would have difficulty duplicating. Thank you for the inspiration.


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Posted on Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:33 pm
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Practice makes perfect, MusicMan. If you never try, you'll never become good at it. Also, common courtesy, I would not suggest trying to duplicate it. Instead, try to make something as nice as the item you wish to duplicate.

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Posted on Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:03 pm
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Vorondil wrote:
Also, common courtesy, I would not suggest trying to duplicate it. Instead, try to make something as nice as the item you wish to duplicate.


How true. I will have to get my stones out and start wrappin'


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Posted on Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:17 pm
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Thank you!


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Posted on Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:57 pm
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They are stunning, and I love the stones, never seen the Petoskey stone before.

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Posted on Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:39 pm
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Thank you! Petoskey stone is found only in Michigan (although closely related forms of coral are found elsewhere).


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Posted on Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:37 pm
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MI resident here..lol i lived in Petoskey for a few years. we had bolders of the stuff 3-4ft in diamiter are the college. but since i moved out south herre if found suimmiler stone but not quite the same coral.


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Posted on Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:35 am
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Mmmm so not as if I can nip out and get some, a bit far as I am in the UK!

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Posted on Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:17 am
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LJBrown wrote:
Mmmm so not as if I can nip out and get some, a bit far as I am in the UK!

LJ


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Posted on Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:26 pm
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True Daemom True, better sell some of my jewellery then and do a bit of international shopping Smile

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Posted on Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:32 pm
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Daemon_Lotos wrote:
LJBrown wrote:
Mmmm so not as if I can nip out and get some, a bit far as I am in the UK!

LJ


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Exactly!

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MI resident here...


Ya, I saw your location used to say you were in Tawas. Lol, you were just about an hour north of me, as I currently live in Standish.


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