I've been emailed several times, being asked if I could create a tutorial on how to wire wrap an un-drilled cabochon. It's a difficult request in that most designer cabochon are not of a uniform shape or size... making the giving of exact measurements a hard thing to do.
Click here for Part 1 of the DIY tutorial
Then I realized... more important than giving exact measurements, is to perhaps, give the 'idea' and thought process behind wrapping an un-drilled stone. So I invite you into my studio during the creation of this pendant... and I'll share 'what I was thinking' while I built it. I'm still a learning student of this art myself... so there might be better ways, but this is one of 'my ways' ;)
When wire wrapping, using a stone or bead WITH a hole makes 'capturing' the stone or bead, fairly easy. You put a wire through the hole somewhere in your design process and wrap around it in a beautiful way. Wrapping a cut cabochon, with no holes, is another matter and requires a different thought process.
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Hi there Ambitious! ;))
Okay, so you're brand new to wire wrapping, but decided to give an intermediate to advanced project, a go anyway... awesome! Here are some quick tips that might help you get your impulse started off on the right and enjoyable foot.
I get many emails asking what it takes to get started in this beautiful art form. That's much more of a loaded question than one might realize as this art form, is about as endless as imagination itself. :))
Having said that, I've decided to give a post on what I consider to be the very basics and how to figure out exactly where that 'start point' might be....