Weaving Wednesday - Sterling Silver

I'm slowly starting to work with more sterling silver wire.  Here's my latest piece with some lovely labradorite.

Photography & Jewelry by  Renee Sosanna Olson


I started out with five base wires that were 22 gauge and a single weaving wire of 28 gauge.

Photography & Jewelry by  Renee Sosanna Olson
I used a basic chevron style weave to create the frame.

Photography & Jewelry by  Renee Sosanna Olson
 After the frame was shaped I used one wire from each side to secure the stone in the back.

Photography & Jewelry by  Renee Sosanna Olson
 Next I set the stone.


Photography & Jewelry by  Renee Sosanna Olson
 I used four of the remaining base wires to create the bail.

Photography & Jewelry by  Renee Sosanna Olson
 After securing the bail, I used the two left wires to create a decoration down the right of the stone and then crossed the remaining two wires to the left to create a balanced design.


Photography & Jewelry by  Renee Sosanna Olson
Here is a video of the finished product.


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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