Copper Wire Herringbone Set

by Donna Westbrook.
(Portsmouth, New Hampshire)

Wire Herringbone Bracelet and Earrings by Donna Westbrook  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Bracelet and Earrings

I made this piece because I love the herringbone wrap.

I had only seen this with round beads, but I wanted to try it with a diamond shaped malachite bead.

Wire Herringbone Earrings by Donna Westbrook  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Earrings

It was difficult but worked out fine.

The copper and malachite were also quite lovely together.

Donna Westbrook
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  • Just beautiful, Donna! I agree, the colors of copper and malachite work together so well. I love how the stones’ striations echo the layers of wire in the herringbone wraps. And the herringbone feels like a natural shape for the diamond-shaped beads.

  • Kathy Zee says:

    I love the copper and malachite green together. These are so pretty. You did a great job wire wrapping.

  • David says:

    Very nice. Herring bone still gives a hard time.

  • Thanks so much Rena, Kathy and David for your positive feedback on my copper wire jewelry set. Some wires cooperate better than others. I like to “warm” the wire by running through my fingers a few times to be able to straighten it for a neater look, and also helps to soften just long enough to wrap. I have found practice to be the best way to work with this wrap, though.

  • Catherine says:

    Donna, that is beautiful! I’ve been wanting to learn that. I love working with wire and I love the colors together.

  • Thank you Catherine. I think you should give it a try. You can make so many wonderful pieces with it. Plus it is always nice to learn a new technique for wire wrapping. Lucky for us, it is never ending, always something to learn!

  • Catherine says:

    So true Donna. I very been wanting to learn beadweaving, got the book, seed beads and everything, but then I started messing with wire. I got a wire jig that I haven’t used yet, it seems more fun shaping with pliers. I’m trying to stick with one thing at a time, but I’m wanting to learn all of it at once. I did order some fall items today as well as different wires, so I’m going to practice and see what I can do.

  • Good for you Catherine. Enjoy 🙂 (I sometimes want to try too many things at once too.)

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