I have featured British designer and wire artist, Kelly Jones before.  She has some awesome wire wrapped jewelry tutorials

You do not need to have a cabochon. So this project is relatively inexpensive. I also like the tutorial because it helps late beginners transition to intermediate and advance projects. Students get to see what is involved so they can decide if getting a professional tutorial is right for them.

Kelly shows how she oxidizes her bare copper to get the patina in this tutorial.  She uses LOS (liver of sulfur) but I prefer to use gun blue - less stink!  The gel version of LOS lasts longer than the solid stuff. 

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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM