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Water Ways by magpie-poet Water Ways by magpie-poet
Yeah, this was supposed to be for the :iconspirals-and-swirls: waves contest, but I just don't have the control yet for the Hokusai kind of feel I wanted. So just water colored I'm afraid. Nice lab, lots of base grey but with really great electric/royal blue flash. Silver and blue coated copper wire.

A bit figety, still hoping to get the reversible someday, but wrapping a drop this direction went smoother than I'd expected.

Back is here [link]

It's going for $45 USD at [link] or note me if you're interested.
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:iconskyblue008:
SkyBlue008 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
That is one of the most beautiful wire wraps I've seen (probably because it's blue):clap: 
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
:hug: Yes, you can tell I'm a bit partial to blue too.
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SkyBlue008 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Paw Print Icon (Light Blue-Right) - F2U!*splat* Blue paw print.
Nice combination with the 3 wires btw.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Thanks, it's one of those annoying yet fun things :)
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SkyBlue008 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
My mom's cat made paw prints on the windows, I don't want her to get rid of themDouble Paws Double Paws Double Paws Double Paws they're just too cat
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LadyPirotessa Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that is a lovely wrap!
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Thank you :)
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MajorTommy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: this!
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
:hug:
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PaintedKelpie Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Oh that's delicious. :)
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
:glomp:
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:iconstrongbear:
StrongBear Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
This is amazingly beautiful.
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Thank you!
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:iconstrongbear:
StrongBear Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Your welcome. It is a very beautiful peice.
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Tokushudesu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011   General Artist
This is amazing! First sigh of this picture and fal in love for this jewelry *w*
Colors are really good and silver was good choise for this. Maybe that wave part is little bit more good looking if you put it little bit more down, to the middle.

This jewelry is really worth of fave and comment. You have done amazing job :D
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Thank you for stopping to comment. It's always nice to hear from people and get feedback :glomp: I agree with you on the wave placement. It kind of escaped on me. The stone is rounded on both sides and pretty slippery. This was the last of my silver coated wire, but one of these days I'll try this combination again I hope!
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Jose-Garel-Alvoeiro Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work!
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claygoddess Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
I never thought of tripling up the wire like that, amazing effect.
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Well, I first saw it with :iconmorrighandw: but I tend towards simpler styles. I do really like the option of pulling out multiple colors.
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Catgoyle Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
This is a most attractive work! And there is a simple and elegant solution to making it reversible, if you have a pair of needle-nose pliers: Curl the ends and tuck flat against the stone. I'd wondered how you finished them from the first couple I looked at, and seeing the back of this one most certainly did answer that for me. Thank you for including it!

I'd love to see how you do that swirled "braid" at the top of the stone, that looks so very fabulous. Any chance of a tutorial for it, or did you learn it from someone else's tutorial?

The two differing colors of wire do make this work really pop, and I love that! Makes it something special, very visually interesting.

:+favlove:
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Thank you :)

The issue isn't just with curling the ends, because that is my normal(ish) standard wrap finish. The wires tend to spread out along the line if I do that, and I need to figure a way to bind them to each other and the stone before curling the ends. The other problem I'm having is that I'm not yet pleased with my control of the wires as I pull them through the loop at the back, I feel like I can't quite get the lines sleek enough for it to be fully reversible rather than just a neatly finished back.

I don't think I could really make a tutorial of the twist, another deviant :iconmorrighangw: does much much much more complicated wraps and she explained it as twisting only flat, so I played with short ends of wire till I got what she meant ;)
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erene Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Absolutely stunning work, wow!
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soupcan13 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! very cool like the weaving at the top and the rich blue color is awesome!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Thanks. Labradorite is addictive!
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alena-light Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely and neat wrapping. Nice idea of using 3 wires together.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Thanks, learned it from oggling other people on da :)
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silver-slivers Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011   Artisan Crafter
I love the blue wire mixed in there, I don't have the patience for work like that, or maybe I just buy wire thats too stiff for it, but you do wonderfully at it!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
It takes practice. I don't think it'd work with half hard wire, I've only tried it with coated copper. I love what :iconmorrighangw: does with her wraps, but they're a lot wilder than I tend to go, so I ended up using her suggestions for working with the wire and running off in a different direction. For something like this, I'd say to start with a less smooth stone. This one and the pietersite slid all over. The arrowheads (as long as you avoid slicing yourself and the wire!) were easier to control.
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DPBJewelry Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Perfect match on the blue wire and blue fire in the stone. Really nice effect.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
I'm getting hooked on colored wire as an accent, but I still am holding onto the needs a metal color to go with it thing. I can't quite give that up!
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DPBJewelry Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Go with it. It works!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The blue wire really brings out the blue notes of the lab.
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MorrighanGW Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the use of the blue to bring out the color of the stone. =)
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openots Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Very cool!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Thank You :)
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