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YES! I'm gonna tell you one of millions of possible ways to make them :la:

If this is your first complex or multi-stone piece try not to get upset if it does not quite turn out as planned this still happens to me and i made dozens of them if not over 100 :)


Follow these steps:

1. pick the stones/beads you want to use. you can pick 2 or 20, it doesn't matter because you can easily add or remove some of them from the plan as you go along

2. arrange them on a flat surface the way you see fit. if you have play doh (or something like it) use it to form a dome and stick the stones into that - it will help you if you are having problems with 3D planning in your head  possibly draw a rough sketch of what you are trying to make

3. take the central stone or the largest stone or the one you really want to wrap in a certain way

4. wrap that stone but make sure to leave enough wires to attach the rest to it (thick wires need less length, thin wires more - for example leave 2" of 20ga and 15" of 28ga sticking out)

5. admire the mess  :slow:

6. go back to your stone arrangement or play doh stone hill and see if that fits in there. if yes - congratulate self,  if no - rearrange the other stones

7. take the next stone and see how can you attach it to the 1st one in a way that will use the wires which are sticking out of it and follow your original plan. if you need more wires - add some. if you think it would be easier to semi-wrap the 2nd stone before you attach it to the 1st - do that and if you think it would be better to make a wire wrapped 'nest' for it from the stick-out wires - do that. you are the boss of this pendant and do whatever you like!

8. continue doing so until you are happy with what you made. if you really want the pendant to resemble your original plan - check the plan often to see if you meandered away from it. but even if you have - it happens and it doesn't mean your meandered pendant will be any less pretty ^_^ add wires where you need them, attach them someplace where they cannot be seen (like under opaque stones or dense wirework), cut wires if there are too many

9. Clip the excess wires and tuck the tiny tails neatly


Tips:

- plan to use thicker wires for the bail - it is under a lot of stress and can get misshapen if not sturdy enough
- avoid connections in the bail - they can get easily unwrapped from chain friction
- start with thicker wires and use the thinner ones at the end as fillers
- if you are having problems designing a wrapped piece - draw it (it does not matter how bad it is  ) and look at it squinting. out of focus. now thicken the lines you want to be prominent in your design. If all you see is a blur you need to thicken them more. this helps keep your piece from the "a bunch of random wires tangled together" end of design spectrum. i think complex pieces need definition and this helps a lot but it is a-ok if you like the more chaotic look; we can't all like the exact same thing :D
- do not be afraid of adapting the piece half way through it. try not to get angry. these pendants sometimes get away from you and that is perfectly normal. abandon the original plan and see what is the best way to finish what you made so far :)



Comment if you have any questions and if i think of anything else i will add/edit it

Happy wire wrapping! \o/ :party:
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