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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My First Piece

Room light- see all the shiny hematite?
Diffuse light- the hematite is black against the red curves.

This Aussie Tiger Iron stone is the first stone that I ever really fell in love with. It is what got me hooked on collecting rocks and wire wrapping. I love the sexy curves and the stark contrast in it. To this day, I have not seen a Tiger Iron that I like more. This is one of those once in a lifetime treats. The cutter did a fabulous job!

I played around with wire sculpting for awhile and decided it wasn't for me. I wanted to wrap my beautiful stone with the least amount of wire covering it. So, I slowly began to teach myself more traditional wire wrapping.

I consider this my first traditional wrapped piece. I still wear it a lot. I look at this piece and I am still happy with it, but I can see how far I've come. The gold fill and the wrap have held up well over the years, too :) 

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