Friday, December 13, 2019

Ruby Wire Wrapped with Copper Pendant - Compassion

To me it is fun to see the variations of the 'quality' of stones. Most of us think of a faceted little stone set in earrings or ring when we think of a ruby. That is the jeweler quality of the stone, but where does the stone come from? 

While mining for stones, there will be a vein, or pocket where the stones are mined. As they are sifting thru the ruby deposit, some portions of the vein are developed differently, in that more transparent, deep color that we are used to. 

But what about the rest of the ruby? 

This pendant is a great example of what can be done with what is discarded from the mines. 

A chunk of ruby, smoothed and formed into a cabochon with inclusions of what else may have been forming in the vein with it. 

BEAUTIFUL!!!!


Ruby has been associated with energy and concentration, creativity, loyalty, honor and compassion. Ruby is also a stone of protection.  Big protection. Used to protect, family, home and possessions. It also brings spiritual wisdom. 

All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!


Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Ceramic Bead Wire Wrapped with Copper Wire Pendant - Wire Wrap for Beginners


Sometimes even the simplest little bead can be the most beautiful pendant. 

On occasion I find a strand or two of really pretty ceramic beads. They work great into a necklace design as accents, and are not has heavy as a stone bead of the same size. 

In these ceramic beads, I find a few that the pattern or the color after glazing it just too pretty to make it part of something. It needs to be the showcase. 

These are so simple to make, and are so pretty!!



Most ceramic beads have a big hole, so you can use two strands of wire This is 22 ga copper wire. 
Make a bale at the top of the wire, add an accent if you want and slide the bead onto the wire. 
Bend the tail of the wire up to the front of the bead and form a spiral or two, and then wrap the tail around the bale again to secure it into place. 

Separate the two wires on the bale to create a butterfly bail and you're done. 

The wire accent is on the front, and the back is nice and smooth.

It's that easy.

What are you wrapping today?

All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!


Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wire Wrapped Copper Cuff with Amethyst and Fluorite Chips - Jewelry with Meaning - Peacefully Brings Order to Chaos

These bracelets are fun and easy to make.

Use a heavy copper ga. like a 14 ga. If you have a bracelet mandrel, form the wire around the mandrel at the size you want, leaving extra length on the end to coil. If you don't have a mandrel, free form the wire into a cuff form, leaving extra length on the ends to coil.

Coil the ends, using a round nose pliers. Hammer the form on an anvil to give it tinsel strength. Now you have a vague cuff shape to work with.

Using 24 ga copper wire, begin at the base of the coiled end, and wrap the 24 ga wire around the cuff form, spiraling up the form as you go. Keep the wraps tight!

When you are about 1/3 of the way up, start adding your stone chips to the wire, and wrap 3 times in between each stone. Do this across the top of the bracelet about a 1/3 of the way. Now stop adding the stones, and wire wrap the cuff form, down to the base of the opposite coil, so that the whole cuff, excluding the coils has been wrapped in copper.

Now you can free form and shape the cuff to the size you are wanting, or to your wrist!!!

Choose any type of stone chip, swarovski crystal or mix and match!!

What is your favorite stone?

All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!


Although I do live a lifestyle that is richly enhanced with healing crystals, crystal energy, and universal energies, some do not, and that being said, I must say - Crystal meanings, metaphysical and spiritual healing lore is lore for inspiration, folklore, reference, and entertainment only. Crystal and spiritual healing lore is not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. See a doctor or other healthcare practitioner for all health issues. By using this site and associated materials, and accessing this metaphysical and healing lore information, you acknowledge and agree that you personally assume responsibility for your use or misuse of this lore.