It’s been a while since I posted here so I thought I’d pop in and share some pictures of some custom work I did a little while back. There’s a gem collector in my area that loves my wire wrapping and he sent me home with a batch of stones to wrap for him. These are large stones, very lovely too. First a picture in hand to show the size of these gems.
I had two pink topaz stones so I wrapped one in silver and one in gold. I think they turned out pretty well.
I really loved the result of this beautiful citrine wrapped in mixed metals – predominately gold with sterling silver accents.
Finally I tried something different with this london blue topaz (I think that’s what it is). I LOVE the color of this stone. This is a popular binding method but I’ve never seen it used to wrap a faceted stone before so I thought I’d give it a go. What do you think?
Fortunately, the customer liked them very much… but there’s still one left! A HUGE citrine that is about half the size of my palm. I have been working on something special for this piece. It’s a challenge! Let me tell you! I’ve already wrapped it twice and decided I didn’t care for the results. It’s such an amazing stone that I feel it deserves an amazing wrap so it’s now on it’s third incarnation, and I am so far loving the direction it’s headed. I hope to have it finished up by the end of the week. I’ve never done anything quite like this before (similar in ways to past work, but with a different approach) and I can’t wait to share the final results with you! Just for fun, here’s a preview picture to show the size of the stone and give you an inkling of the direction I’m headed… but JUST and inkling!
Hmmm… a soldered frame. Whatever could I be up to? Keep an eye out and you’ll soon find out! I’m a little over half way to completing this gem.