Some designs are inherently "happy".   I'm talking about what I call "smiley" wire wrapped necklaces. I've featured a simplified tutorial before which uses only 1 wire foundation for the wire wrapping. But using 2 wires gives the design a frame and a way of wire wrapping larger focals. In that past post, the second design is mine for a small, delicate crystal adorned focal.

Judy Larson who loves sharing her tutorials recently sent me this latest one for a another smiley - a larger multi gemstone necklace.

She explained she wanted something new to wear when she went on vacation. She said, "It needed to be versatile enough to wear with everything and this is what I came up with."

She didn't think to take pictures at the time but she always takes notes on how much wire she uses. That is because she usually uses plated wire first. If the design is to her liking, she remakes with precious metals.  Anyone with a little wire wrapping experience should be able to recreate it using her written instructions.

Judy adds, "It can be made with any shape or size stones, and they really do not need to be varied in size.  I would recommend that they be flat or puffed, though."  I think it is an excellent project to use up odd stones! We all have those!!

I've uploaded the tutorial to Slideshare. You can save/download the PDF document to your computer from there. 

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