Sunday, September 17, 2017

3 Grooved Cabochon Wire Jewelry Tutorials by OxanaCrafts

By on Sunday, September 17, 2017 6 Comments

Cabochons can be awfully awkward to hold while wire wrapping. When they are small enough for rings, it can get tricky especially if you are a beginner.  So this easy wire ring tutorial by OxanaCrafts solves that problem with the use of grooved gemstone cabochons.  As the designer says, it also has a minimalist look!  She has made simple loops for the wire ends thus making this ring adjustable.


She uses 20 G copper which is soft and easy to manipulate.  Square wire rather than round looks good  for this design.



 A bit more challenging is her wire woven grooved cabochon tutorial. This gives the ring a lovely frame style.  Doesn't it look lovely once it has been oxidized?



The bigger grooved cabochons make great pendants! This sun inspired grooved cabochon tutorial is quite innovative as the designer wire weaves and then removes some of the foundation wires! That is what makes the sun "rays". It's not for beginners, that's for sure.



Where to buy grooved cabochons?  Check with your local store or supplier. You can also see some grooved cabochons here on Amazon.

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6 comments:

  1. The grooved cabochons are a fantastic find and Amazon has several. I can't think why someone didn't come up with this before now.

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    1. Probably because ungrooved cabochons are far more common!

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  2. What a great idea - grooved cabochons.

    These make me think I should pull out my wire and get wrapping again. Haven't visited that technique in a while now....

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    1. Combining wire with metal work will be great!!

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  3. I have learned a lot from Oxana's video tutorials, I even think hers were the first I tried.

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  4. I have a ton of scarab beads and cabochons, and they all have a groove around them. I think they would work with these techniques!

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