Gears aren't just for steampunk jewelry!  Wire artist, Yvonne Williams shows how to make a wire wrapped cabochon pendant using a gear at the back. You can see why she calls the design a Fractal wire wrapped one.  The spokes of the gear are the anchor points.

The technique is reminiscent of the string art pendant and earrings technique. See the tutorial here. The wire coils are spaced regularly too and just like the gear spokes, act as anchor points.  As Yvonne says, you can also use a chain mail bezel and the even links will do the same.  See her chain mail cabochon tutorial here.

If you cannot find large gears, just make your own. Yvonne shows how to make gears from polymer clay in this tutorial .  She uses both stamping or embossing tools or just a simple round shape and a sharp knife like an X-acto blade.

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