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Wire Wrap Gemstones Cabochons With A Vug For Jewelry Designs
There are many different ways that this stone or any other stone with a vug can be wrapped in a way that the wire can be run through and highlight the beauty of the vug.
By: George Ingraham
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I thought it might be cool to offer some stones with different kinds of vugs in them within my store inventory so that folks who like to design jewelry can find interesting ways to use the vug while wrapping the stone.
Not knowing how to wire wrap myself, after some discussion, I asked an experienced jewelry designer to wrap one for me. What I was hoping for was to actually use the vug in a way as to run the wire through it as part of the overall wrap design, instead of just the perimeter of the stone.
The picture above shows what I am talking about by utilizing the vug into the overall wire wrap design.
There are many different ways that this stone or any other stone with a vug can be wrapped in a way that the wire can be run through and highlight the beauty of the vug. It does not have to cover too much of the stone, and so it also compliments the wrap very nicely which can be just as beautiful as the stone if not more so sometimes. The overall design offers a nice happy medium between stone and wire design.
The lady who wrapped this one picked an excellent design. I am very happy to be able to use this one as an example to others. Hopefully initiating a fresh little spark of creativity. With a little luck, considering purchasing stones like this from my store so they to can give it a whirl too.
Nice vugs do not present themselves all that often while cutting up slabs.
I will probably create a special area in store eventually specific to these special stones. Since they don't really come up that often, it may be that if someone is interested in these types of stones, they can let me know and I will in return simply contact them when they come up while I am slicing various rough minerals. The one in the photo is a Dryhead agate. If they are all gone once you have read this post, you can also view what some of them looked like by checking out my eCommerce store.
As of this blog posting, I do have some stones with vugs in stock. Don't be surprised if they are sold ! Remember, if you would like to wrap one of these stones with a vug using your own special creative vug wrap design, just contact me and we can talk about the different types of minerals and make arrangements for me to contact you when one of these unique stones present themselves while slabbing.
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