Wire Wrapping – Amethyst Stone and Vintage Button

by Frances Perdew.
(Northern California)

Wire Wrapped Amethyst Pendant by Frances Perdew  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Amethyst 14kt Gold Filled Pendant

I have been wire wrapping custom jewelry for about 14 years.

My inspiration comes from creating wire wrapped jewelry that is unique and one-of-a-kind by using a variety of colors, patterns and materials, including faceted gemstones and cabochon stones.

I also love to create genuine gemstone beaded chain necklaces that complement my handcrafted pendants.

Wire Wrapped Amethyst Pendant by Frances Perdew  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Faceted Amethyst Wire Wrapped Pendant and Necklace

Recently I began wire wrapping vintage/antique buttons in either 14kt gold filled or Argentium sterling silver wire.

Vintage Wire Wrapped Escutcheon Button by Frances Perdew  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Vintage Wire Wrapped Escutcheon Button

This featured vintage horn Escutcheon button is pre-1930s and measures 1-7/8” by 1-1/8” wide and is wire wrapped in 14kt gold filled square wire.

Back of the button:

Back of Vintage Wire Wrapped Escutcheon Button by Frances Perdew  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Frances Perdew

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  • Beautiful, Frances! I especially like your handmade bead chain that turns the wire wrapped amethyst pendant into a striking necklace. The button was a great find – and it’s fabulous with wire!

  • Thank you so much Rena for your kind comments! I actually took the amethyst stone out of a sterling silver pendant and thought the rich purple color would be stunning wrapped in gold. I was very pleased with how it turned out. The wrapped vintage button is a recent experiment piece which I plan to expand on with additional styles. Again, thanks!

  • Judith says:

    I love the wrapped stone and button. You did a nice job. Your idea for the button inspired me as I have a few old buttons of similar theme. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Fran says:

    Thank you Judith! I would love to see what you create.

  • Gay says:

    Beautiful job on both. I really love the button.

  • Fran says:

    Thank you so much Gay!

  • Fran says:

    Gay, I just checked out your Etsy shop and I love your designs for the doughnut stones! They have given me some inspiration. I have a carnelian doughnut that I’ve been wanting to wrap for sometime now….great job!

  • Mary Dawn says:

    Beautiful work!

  • Rita says:

    Love them both Fran! Both very special. I’ve got to rummage through my buttons now. That’s for sharing the inspiration! Gotta love the JMJ community!

  • Mary, thanks so much!

  • Rita, Thanks so much for your kind comments! Yes, JMJ community is awesome!

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