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Custom Wire Wrapping

"Wire wrapping is one of the oldest techniques for making jewelry by hand.

In wire wrapping, jewelry is made using jewelry wire and findings similar to wire (like head-pins) to make components. Wire components are then connected to one another using mechanical techniques with no soldering or heatingof the wire. Frequently, in this approach, a wire is bent into a loop or other decorative shape and then the wire is wrapped around itself to finish the wire component making that loop or decorative shape permanent. Because of this technique for wrapping wire around itself this craft is called wire wrapping."

 

 

 

 

 

Ogden, Jack, 1992, Interpreting the Past -- Ancient Jewelry, University of California Press, ISBN 0-520-08030-0

 

We can wire wrap designer cabochons, faceted stones and many other items including sharks teeth, a bears tooth, sea glass or sea pottery, natural mineral specimens or just a treasured stone from a special place or time.  All Wire Wrapped jewelry is individually crafted by hand and so by nature is one of a kind.

                                                                                                                                                                                                

Custom wire wrapping is available at a rate of:  $40.00 per piece, with choice of metal for an average size piece, larger pieces will be quoted due to increase in materials.

 

Caring for Wire Wrapped Jewelry

A simple inexpensive way to clean wire wrapped jewelry is to soak it for a minute or two in a mild solution of detergent and water or a commercial liquid jewelry cleaner. Rinse the jewelry thoroughly with water afterwards and let dry.

   Wire Wrapped Lepidolite and Sterling Silver collar, Wire Wrapped Arkansas Turquoise and 14K Gold Filled collar 14K Gold Filled and Sterling Silver Heart earrings

                                                 

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