Wire Wrapping Projects - Sister Batch #2 Nov 6, 2020 14:18:04 GMT -5 catskillrocks, drocknut, and 6 more like this
Post by NevadaBill on Nov 6, 2020 14:18:04 GMT -5
Ok, this one has a bit of a story to it. My dad was always interested in rocks. He collected them from gem and jewelry shows. He bought a lot of what he liked the best and the prices were amazing compared to what people have to pay these days.
That aside, dad passed away 25 years ago, and willed all things rocks and stone to my sister. She displays nice stones and creations in display cases and throught her house. But she also said she might have had some cabochons in a box too. I didn't know about the existence of any more than the 1 cabochon which I wrapped for her last year during a visit.
Fast forward to July, and she is digging through the attic and finds about a hundred and fifty cabochons up there. Just sitting in a box! So she sends them all over so I can see them, as she knows that I wrap these little guys for fun now a days. She identify's 7 or 8 that she wants me to wrap for her! Cool!
And let me tell you that the quality and variety of these rocks is stunning. Most of the Agates are unbelievable. I took pictures of every one of them individually before wrapping, and sending them all back to her for her birthday in August.
So, here are the 7 which she identified as her favorites, and one other runt which I also wrapped up because I liked it.
Most of these are classic 40 x 30 template unless otherwise noted.
Because all of the rocks are better than mine, I was nervous on every one of them, and tried not to mess them up too badly. Here goes:
P144 - [Dad] - TigerEye Oval - I've always like Tigerseye. I don't know where it is found though.
P145 - [Dad] - Copper Mine Metals - This is just a very funny rock. It looks copper mine, but it has a shiny, reflective, graphite metal sheen to some of this rock when it is held up. Picture couldn't capture it though. Wrapped so tight I almost had to undo it all.
P147 - [Dad] - Lapis Oval Charm - I like Lapis. Good luck to me ever finding any though. Haha. Again, symmetry is challenging and the average person would never know that.
P148 - [Dad] - Azurite Chrysocolla and Cuprite Bomb - Just look at the colors in this. I will dig copper mines the rest of my life and never find anything that approaches this...  Reminds me of Van Gogh (Starry Night!)
P149 - [Dad] -Malachite Pocket Watch - This is round, but I didn't want it to look round. Looks like a pocket watch to me. Again, I have found Malachite, but not like this...
P151 - [Dad] - Rhodochrosite Oval - I love this material. Dad bought a Dremel carving of bird using this stone, and it is about 5 inches tall and stunning. I am just happy to have been able to got some to wrap.
P153 - [Dad] - Picture Jasper Collossal - This is about the largest diameter stone I've ever seen. And she has a bunch of them this large! Better have a strong necklace! I messed up the bail slightly, but... Took hours to wrap it, so I left it. Looks OK I think.
P158 - [Dad] - TigerEye Free Form - Difficult one to wrap. Smaller and funny shaped. It has been tumbled so I left it untouched. Love this material though.
That was the batch which went to my sister for her birthday.
I have to say that the 7 or 8 which she chose for me to wrap are not the best rocks she had (in my opinion). I have good photos of every single one, and might post the whole batch some day if I get the energy up. It's about 150 though. Some of the material is spectacular though.
She said I will get to wrap more in the future, which is a treat for me to be able to do some nice ones for a change! So more will appear in future postings in batches together.
Thanks for stopping by!