Weaving Wednesday - Labradorite & Copper

This is one of the best pieces I believe I have ever made. It turned out amazing.

Photography & Jewelry by Renee Sosanna Olson
I started out with five 20 gauge base wires and 1 26 gauge weaving wire.  I added peach seed beads along the top of the first wire.


Photography & Jewelry by Renee Sosanna Olson

Photography & Jewelry by Renee Sosanna Olson

I wrapped the weave around the stone and secured the stone in the setting by attaching two of the base wires across the back of the stone.

Photography & Jewelry by Renee Sosanna Olson
 Next I did a figure eight weave around four of the base wires to create a bail.  I pulled those bail wires around the front. On side one I did a two two weave and used it to circle the bail.

Photography & Jewelry by Renee Sosanna Olson
 After circling the bail, I took the wires down and created curls in front on the right side.  On the left, I did an alternating 3x4 and a 2x4 weave to create a fluid swoosh down the side.
Photography & Jewelry by Renee Sosanna Olson
This is the finished piece prior to applying Liver of Sulfur.

Photography & Jewelry by Renee Sosanna Olson
 This is the piece after Liver of Sulfur has been applied.

Photography & Jewelry by Renee Sosanna Olson
 Side view to show the light from the Labradorite.

Photography & Jewelry by Renee Sosanna Olson
My jewelry is available on my website and on my Facebook Page.

Renee Olson

Wife, Witch with the Metal Skills of a Dark Elf. I spend my time working with wire, weaving life and magic.

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