Friday, March 17, 2017

Try this: Making Wire Wrapped Jewelry

For as long as I've been traveling, I've been grabbing interesting rocks, shells and other odds and ends to remember the trip. Recently, I was inspired to pick up a spool of 20 gauge artistic wire, bust out the needle nose pliers and try my hand at turning a few of these shells and rocks into jewelry.

There are tons of tutorials out there for creating wire wrapped jewelry. And while many promise that it's easy, I've found it decidedly not so.

But it is fun to at least try!

Here's a few attempts using shells we recently collected:

(Note in some cases, I just used a 1/16th inch drill bit to drill through the shells - which are both quite hard, and super fragile)

I won't be quitting my day job any time soon. But, if you find yourself with some interesting looking shells or rocks, this is definitely something you should try!

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