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Wire Wrapped Cabochon Locket Tutorial by AMyriadVice Wire Wrapped Cabochon Locket Tutorial by AMyriadVice
So, my first tutorial. After that, I'm not sure if I'll make another, haha.

If you Do use it, show me what you make, yes? :la:


edit: BTW, I'm often in [link] if you need to ask me something.
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Kairi0Hearts Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Sigh. I really wanna make something like this but I can't even get my wire wrapped quartz pendants to look exactly how I want them to. I just know I would end up wasting soooooo much wire and money on this :/
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connierc1 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Kairi0Hearts >> I also have great frustration in with simply wraps. This is a BIG project, and I'm not going near it - yet. :-)  Some day, yes. For practicing / starting out, I suggest COPPER WIRE. If your wrap turns out nice, copper is a great wire for resale. You don't have to use Silver / Gold Filled! To purchase a good quality at low price, I've been told this is just about best place to buy:  www.artisticwire.com/Artistic-…. I've learned that buying 16/18/20/22/24/26 ga wire in both "Bare Copper" and "Natural Copper" will give you different colors of copper, and all the size wires usually required. Some tutorials say to use 28 and 30 ga. I've not tried them yet. To change your color of copper, "antique / oxidize" it, using GUN BLUE (Amazon) or LIVER OF SULFER (more $$), and a polishing cloth (Amazon). Lots of FREE tutorials on YOUTUBE to learn weaving b4 going onto harder projects. If you DO want to go into SILVER wire, I've been told that  www.riogrande.com/Home is good for HUGE amount of goodies. Also carry 18 & 16 ga Artistic Wire, same as above site.

Hope some of this helps! -- PEACE ...
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garfield-JNC Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
thank you, so very detailed!! :)
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BubbasHD Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
An awesome tutorial and a great motivation.  You're quite talented - please tell me you've been doing this since you were 7!  :-)
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DragonessTawnya Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to try this someday, after I'm done practicing with junky wire. I think it's an awesome tutorial. 
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SarahTheSlightlyMad Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I have ideas now. Also the nagging sensation that I need more wire.
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha!  Enabler, is me.  :D  (gods I'm slow to reply these days)
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SarahTheSlightlyMad Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So does that I mean can blame you for my next wire purchase? :D :D  (hah, me too)
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Only if you make one of these.  :nod:
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NaimaAldarion Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I made these fav.me/d6xw64y
Thank you for a great tutorial!
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DreamingJay34 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!!!!! :dummy:
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
XD
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arion-bass Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013

increíble :D

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ElfakiJem Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
PERFECT!!!!!!!!!
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MysticSister Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
I love your tutorial, you did an amazing job!... I think I might be able to do this, thank you. Now, to find a beautiful cabochon and give it a go (I will pin it till then)
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
[link] for beautiful cabs that I stock, and there's a current storewide coupon promotion. ;)

Anyway, I'm glad you like it, and look forward to seeing what you make. :D
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ndamicable Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Hi, My name is Amaka. I've been following up on your work and i must commend it is extra ordinary. Please do you have a video tutorial, i would like to learn. my e-mail is ndamicable@yahoo.com.
Thank you. Hope to read from you soon.
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PaulaPope Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Is there any way you could email it to me? When I click on the small pic above, it doesn't load into the larger one. It looks lovely! paulaleannpope@yahoo.com
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi Paula! Sorry for the slow reply, life's been unbelieveable. XD

You should be able to download the full resolution via the download link. :nod:
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PaulaPope Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Nevermind, I restarted my computer and got it to work. Love the locket!
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ppanuccio Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Love this
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chika365 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi,
Where do you get such heavy wire in a large quantity? Do they sell it a hobbylobby? That is my staple craft store...I had wire but it was way too thin. ;(
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hm, The Ring Lord will have some. I haven't gotten into stocking it myself at [link] but I CAN create a specific order for you there if you wish. Just note me there. (We're also having a storewide coupon promotion until the weekend, incidentally.)

And sorry for the late reply! Damned life, always gets in the way.
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chika365 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! ^_^
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ScissorDancer Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Rio Grande is a good source of wire. They're online only but the shipping is worth it IMO because their prices and variety are much better than what you can find in a craft store.
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chika365 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
ok thank you!
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gaiastaresources Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
thank you so much for sharing this =) I've always wondered how it was done to keep the stone from falling.
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RoamingFirefly Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Wow! This is amazing! Thank you very much for taking the time to do this tutorial! I must try this when I have the time!
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SunreiCreations Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Here's my attempt :)
[link]

Thank you so much for taking the time to make this tutorial for us. It was kind and generous of you <3
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Blorosa Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Meh gosh, the result is awesome .3.
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you like it! :)
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Carmabal Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
REally great tutorial! I might try it out when I get a fitting cabochon!
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah, I'm glad you like it! :)

By the way, I do stock lots of cabs in an easy size for starting with these lockets, or larger/smaller ones. You can check out the stuff I've put up, if you like, here: [link]
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Carmabal Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Thanks! I'll sure add your shop to my favourites, I will surely order some stuff when I have the money for it :)
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karolinaaz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Before I read this, I thought it was nearly impossible to make a locket myself! So, thank you - and this goes to my favourites/tutorials I enjoyed :D
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you liked it! :D Will you be attempting one yourself?
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karolinaaz Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I might actually do that :D I bought some wire the other day - but I can't seem to find "anything" to use as a front (for some reason they must be out of fashion in Sweden! Every store I've been to had none...), which means I'll probably have to order it online and that may take a while :)
But your tutorial is great and I'll sure use it when I have everything! :D
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:la: I've got lots of cabs for cheap! [link]

And I've shipped to Sweden before, and don't recall there being problems, anyway. :)
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karolinaaz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I'll check it out immediately! :D
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spider-cider Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! Makes me want to get a hammer and start playing :)
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Doooooo ittttt! :D
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GIJill Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Love it, thanks for sharing!
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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Whimsicalwires Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
awesome work! love it, thank you for taking the time to show us. I want to let you know I appreciate it very much.
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, no problem! Sorry for the slow reply - I've been abroad and working on [link] neglecting my poor dA a bit in the process. XD
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MajorTommy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:peace: :heart: & :)
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:la: :D
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sabresedge Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
does 26G wire weave in and out of small spaces easily? and does that particular brand (Artistic Wire, silver plated) of wire hammer well? Because it is plated I worry about hammering it.
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AMyriadVice Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hm, if you're worried about hammering plated wire, especially lighter gauges, I would suggest maybe trying a plastic mallet. Dead soft wire only, of course.

And 26ga is fairly decent for small spaces, although I'm a nut who loves 32ga. Which can easily break, but is so gorgeous if successful.
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sabresedge Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I use the same brand of wire that your using in the picture. to get that small a gauge I will have to order it. Hobby Lobbby doesn't go that small :(. And would a rubber mallet work. I have only been working with wire for the past couple of months. I've made about 20 pendants. I'm fairly new at this. Thanks for the help.
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