Wednesday, January 19, 2011

W is for...Wire Wrapping

In learning about jewelry, you realize that sometimes the best way to create a piece is to use a technique called wire wrapping. It's exactly what it sounds like -- instead of using pre-made findings like jump rings, you make your own loops with wire and wrap it to finish it off. It can be used simply, like with these abalone feather earrings, or in intricate designs like these.

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