Wrapping Wednesday - Bumblebee Jasper

This week I'm sharing my wrap of a bumblebee jasper!  Here's the finished piece before we get started.

Photographer & Jeweler - Renee Sosanna Olson


First I measured out about 30mm of copper and about 20 feet of weaving wire.



Photographer & Jeweler - Renee Sosanna Olson
I did a weave that reminds me of a sort of chevron pattern.  I decided I was going to wrap the entire piece this way. 



Photographer & Jeweler - Renee Sosanna Olson


Photographer & Jeweler - Renee Sosanna Olson
I then take two of the top wires and wrap them around the back in order to create a frame to hold the stone in the back.

Photographer & Jeweler - Renee Sosanna Olson

 I use the weaving wire to secure the back to the front of the frame.

Photographer & Jeweler - Renee Sosanna Olson
The stone will sit inside the the frame nicely.

Photographer & Jeweler - Renee Sosanna Olson
 I then take the four center wires and create the bail.

Photographer & Jeweler - Renee Sosanna Olson
 The six wires on the side will become the decorations on the side.  I went with the basic three three weave for piece.

Photographer & Jeweler - Renee Sosanna Olson

Photographer & Jeweler - Renee Sosanna Olson
I then take the pieces on the top and create the weave to go down the side.

Photographer & Jeweler - Renee Sosanna Olson
 Finally I attached the remaining decoration piece and prep for LoS.



Photographer & Jeweler - Renee Sosanna Olson

Here it is all finished after the Los has been applied.

Photographer & Jeweler - Renee Sosanna Olson
 And then the back.

Photographer & Jeweler - Renee Sosanna Olson


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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