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Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Traditional Cab Wrap

For as long as I have been making wire wrap jewelry I have had issues with what I like to refer to as the "traditional cab wrap."  I just haven't been able to master it.  Part of it is that I tend to make a lot of my own designs, meaning that I make up techniques and that I am self-taught and this is kind of an established technique.  Unlike viking knit I just could not get the hang of it, even when my good friend Cindy from CCJ Designs made a pictorial just for me. Well, you may or may not know this but I'm HORRIBLE at following tutorials, even good ones.

This tiny little Botswana agate has been sitting in my stone pile for quite a while, and on a break from wrapping this HUGE labradorite I decided to try the "traditional cab wrap" again. Usually ending up frustrated, this time it worked.  I wonder if it was the smaller size that made it easier, or like wire-wrapping in general did it just finally "click?"

Here is the end result.

Not <i>too</i> shabby.

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