Weaving Wednesday - Malachite

This week I decided to do a little Malachite pendant.  I hope you enjoy!

Here's the finished piece.

Photography and Jewelry by - Renee Sosanna Olson
Now for the steps!

I decided to try a three base wire wrap.  The pattern is based on a weave from a tutorial which I will share at the end of the photos.  CSL Designs has a great YouTube Channel and offers a lot of great videos.  I highly recommend going and checking them out.  Now this weave is based on the Alternating picot weave, I just changed it up a bit.



Photography and Jewelry by - Renee Sosanna Olson
 I completed the weave enough to wrap around the stone but leaving it just a little short so I could frame the stone and keep it from falling out.

Photography and Jewelry by - Renee Sosanna Olson
 Next you have to wrap two of the wires around the back to set the stone.  This is when I realized I should have picked a different weave.  There was very little space between the base wires to get the weaving wires in. I tried to spread them with a crochet hook and ended up stabbing myself twice with the hook.  So note:  If you intended to set a stone in this weave, use a larger weaving wire so the space is bigger to get the wire in.


Photography and Jewelry by - Renee Sosanna Olson
 I had extra on the two base wires to enclose the back so I took them around the front of the stone for a little added interest to the front of the piece.

Photography and Jewelry by - Renee Sosanna Olson
 Next I worked on the bail.  The bail is a basic figure 8 type weave using four wires.  It gets a little tough as you get further up the wire.  But I managed ok.

Photography and Jewelry by - Renee Sosanna Olson
 Here's a look at the front with the bail partly attached.

Photography and Jewelry by - Renee Sosanna Olson
 Here's the finished piece before oxidation.

Photography and Jewelry by - Renee Sosanna Olson
 And here she is.  All finished.

Photography and Jewelry by - Renee Sosanna Olson
 Not a bad weave.

Photography and Jewelry by - Renee Sosanna Olson

Look for this piece as well as my other work available on the my website at Sosanna's Closet




Now the tutorial for the weave from CSLdesigns!




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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