I'm skipping Favorites For Friday this week so I can post these new wire wrapped cabochons I've been working on. I finally got a pin vise, which if you didn't know, is this great little tiny hand sized vice. You slide your wire in and tighten it up and twist away. Square wire always looks cool when it has been twisted so I decided to do a few cabs with some twisted wire adornment. As always, I really don't know for sure what the stones are since they were slabs I got at the Gem & Mineral Society shop but I really likes them.
This second cabochon was wrapped using brass wire which is a tough wire to bend but I was very happy with how it turned out. Personally, I don't like too much wire to cover the actual cabochon since that is meant to be the focal point of the pendant. I prefer to keep it fairly simple and add any extra adornment around it. Although you do need to do some wrapping across in order to hold the cab in place.
I think I may have to keep the pin vice handy when I'm doing the wire wrapping since I just LOVE the outcome. Now, I just need to find something nice to hang them on.
I did make a really cool chainmaille pendant but my home-made lightbox got smashed in the move and so I'm trying to take the photos in real light. Didn't work on that one so I'll have to play around a bit more. Plus I have another cabochon which I wrapped with silver colored artistic wire that I want to take a few shots of. More of those later though. Hope everyone has a great weekend and if I don't stop by and say Hi than I hope everyone in the States has a great Thanksgiving!