Wrapped Agate Necklace
Designed by: Linda Jones
Learn how to make this Wrapped Agate Necklace using using an Oval Agate Stone and Craft Wire.
This simple setting can be used on various shaped cabochons – these are highly polished rounded, or slightly convex topped semi-precious stones with flat (or only slightly domed) bases. The beauty of framing in this way is that the front and back of the stone are left exposed to reflect the quality and marking on the surface. Once you have mastered the basic technique, you can begin to experiment with more free styling on the wires, creating very unique, one-off treasures.
For this project you will need masking tape, Round and chain nosed pliers and wire cutters.
Place a slither of masking tape over the central binding (with the cut ends on the inside) and stick this to the base of your oval stone. Push and shape the other wires around the stone on either side and slide the side bindings to a halfway point on each side. Tape the side bindings to the stone to secure in place.
Carefully remove the slithers of masking tape and gently pull each of the 0.6mm side wires around the sides of the stone (back and front) to hold the frame in place.
Tease the wires out with your fingers around the front and back of the stone, leaving the 0.8mm wire framing the entire oval shape.
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