Posts Tagged ‘Wire Wrapped’

This was my second attempt. Actually, it was amazing to me how my hands took over when my head got out of the way. It was truly like being led by the heart. The first one I did put a couple of scratches on the backside which means of course I have to keep it now, just terrible. My first trial run had me thinking about which way I would twist and turn the wires, what move I would do next, where would these go, etc. but the second heart just happened. My hands just directed the wire in the most organic way and I didn’t have to think about it at all. Now I am craving trying this out on a few more items. I ordered some like this but in a circular shape which seems really whole. I’ll probably pick up a couple more hearts too but we’ll have to see if this one sells….

Pea Green Lily Pads  3 Turquoise, copper wire, red stones, Swarovski crystals and a bit of glitter Polymer Clay handmade lily pads with Swarovski crystal set in the center. Accented with dangling turquoise stones and complimentary Czech glass in turquoise set above the lily pad. Deep red Czech crystals and glass bead accent play against the shades of greens and teals. Copper wire is wrapped in around and through these dangles and is then distressed and buffed. At the very bottom dangles a teeny little Swarovski crystal in Palace Green and rests against a little asian coin drop. See my Artfire Shop to see if it’s still for sale.

SYMBOLISM:

Water lilies are symbolic of strength and transformation in a person’s life where that person has come from out of a dark place in life and into the light just as the lily rises up from the mud and breaks through the surface of the water into the light. The lily pad itself captures sunlight and sustains the plant. Water is symbolic of the emotions.

Turquoise: (5th Chakra, throat area) This yummy gemstone is representative of wholeness, communication and spiritual expansion. Especially good for spiritual integration. All parts are valid and make up the whole. On your spiritual journey it is important to integrate and validate all aspects of the self, even the parts that are perceived as negative. This stone is great for self-acceptance and self-forgiveness.

 

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A large Amazonite stone wrapped in copper and flanked by quartz, smokey quartz and dyed orange freshwater pearls. The chandelier earrings are made with copper and pearls.

To learn more about the healing aspects of these stones see Healing Gemstone Properties.

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Dragon Blood Jasper wire wrapped with a silver plated moon, crystals, labradorite and sterling silver wire. Along the length of the necklace there are small labradorite chips, snail shells,  green opal beads and a hand crafted sterling silver bail. Part of my personal collection.

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Technically not a “wire wrapped” piece but with the use of wire and metal I thought it would be an interesting addition to the wire wrapped gallery. I love this bead I hand-picked from a great little place called The Bead Shoppe in Roseville,CA. A large Rhodonite pendant vested in two stamped copper filigree wraps. Sunstone chips and crystal adorn the necklace as it moves up the neckline in shades of mauve and copper. Part of my personal collection.

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