Wire wrapping cabs

My favorite “new” wrap so far. This is a big stone!

I’ve been practicing how to  wire wrap cabs in a more simple, less ornate-like design.  Knowing when to stop working on a project has always been a challenge for me since I’m rarely content with the results.

I have a tendency to overdue a design, not believing that it’s complete until I’ve exhausted every possible variation.  Sometimes I actually work from a sketch and stay with it but, more often, I stray and keep going.

Well I’m working on trusting (or believing in) myself as an artist enough to feel a sense of completion and knowing when something is just right – stop fiddling with it already!

Here are a few pendants I’ve created, some more decorative than others, but getting to where I want to be.

a rustic looking wrap

I sort of liked this one but I took it apart later. It didn’t sit firmly enough. The stone was very fat.

Still a bit fancy but it’s for me anyway – the stone has a tiny chip at the bottom

One of the first – too fancy

A group of newly wrapped pendants for comparison

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About zoraidabros

I'm Zoraida and I design and create handmade, one of a kind jewelry. My work is inspired by the art of ancient world cultures that have endured the shifting trends of fashion. I prefer to work in copper and semi precious gemstones but also appreciate fine lamp work beads, wood and other artistically crafted materials. Please visit my studio at http://zoraida.artfire.com and my website at http://zoraidajewelry.com
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10 Responses to Wire wrapping cabs

  1. dmedley says:

    These are absolutely beautifully done Zoraida!

  2. Tela Formosa says:

    This is a whole new look for you! I especially like the first round one. :) Are these all cabs? Very unique way to set them!

  3. zoraidabros says:

    Thanks Tela! That first one is my favorite and it is a cab. The yellows (calcite, I think) are drilled but I didn’t use the holes in the chipped one. The rectangular stone (don’t know what it is) is drilled vertically.

  4. Dianna says:

    Wow I really like the simple and yet elegant way that you wrapped these cabs. I my self, never liked all of the intricate way that I have seen cabs wrapped before. Thanks for sharing your new ideas!

  5. zoraidabros says:

    Thanks Dianna! I;m still learning, exploring and have a long way to go.

  6. Catherine Owensby says:

    I really like these! I like the first round one best also. I too have difficulty with over doing a piece. I would like to try your idea if you don’t mind

    • zoraidabros says:

      Thank you, Catherine! It’s good to know I’m not the only one who doesn’t know when a design is complete. Please go ahead and try whatever idea is helpful to you. I’d like to see what you come up with if you don’t mind.

  7. They’re all beautiful, but I ‘m really drawn to the squarish one. Can’t tell you why – it just speaks to me (:

  8. zoraidabros says:

    Thanks Catherine! I like the squarish one as well, it’s simple and rustic.

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