Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wire Wrapped Cabochon Ring Tutorial

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Wire artists usually use prongs and bezels to add cabochons in ring designs.  But Malfait Luciu Jewelry has a wire wrapped cabochon ring tutorial which uses bands of wire and coiled wire to hold onto the off set cabochon. It is not hard to do. Just fiddly especially at the part when the wire bits go over the ends of the cabochon.


Her design process does require that you carefully unwind sections. So nylon jaw pliers will be handy if you need to straighten the wire before coiling again.

It takes a little practice with wire to make the coils as evenly as she does them!

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8 comments:

  1. She certainly makes that look easy doesn't she? I found it interesting that you start out with a smaller ring size to get the one you want. I also found her choice of wire colour to be quite lovely and different from what people usually use.

    I did love the cat pic at the end - didn't you?

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    1. Yes, wire ring makers always start with smaller ring size and then hammer on a ring mandrel to make it to the desired size.

      I love any cat pictures!

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  2. Definitely a neat way to "nest" a cab! And I've learned about the right ring size to start the hard way :)

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    1. Did you know that how small to start with depends on whether you use soft wire or half hard wire? I learned that the hard way too!

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  3. The end results look soooooo much more complicated then it actually is. I'm aware that she makes it look easy from lots of practice but I also expected there to be dozens of intricate steps to it. I don't wire wrap...yet lol. But love the looks of this and think if I ever start this will be on my to do list. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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    1. I would try a simpler wire ring project to start with ;-)

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  4. thank you so much for featuring my tutorial! i'm gratefu :3 i hope this tutorial is helpful for all who read it! on the matter of unwrapping certain parts- nylon jaw pliers are not necessary because the parts of wire that are unwound are subsequently trimmed away. so this project only requires one pair of pliers (chain nose- flat nose will work too though). thank you so much!

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    1. Thank YOU for sharing! We all benefit with the tips and tricks.

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