Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Another Attempt at the Swirly Stuff



Here's my latest so-so attempt to get the hang of this swirly whorly stuff. On a good day the wire should look like it's flowing naturally but I miss the mark on that most days. Now that silver is predicted to hit $100.00 an ounce in the next year, I think I'll start practicing this in copper. The stone is a big hydro quartz in a madeira citrine color.

8 comments:

  1. $100!!?? We should buy tons of it now and hoard it. I think you do the swirly whorly thing really well. I still haven't dared to try it. But trying it on copper might be a good idea...

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  2. I'm seriously thinking about buying up a bunch. The conservative estimate I read was that silver will reach $55 to $65 an ounce. I think you ought to try the swirly thing. You'd be a natural at it.

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  3. What?! What?!! I beter turn my scraps in while they are still worth something!!

    As far as swirly, you are way ahead of me. Mine look very unnatural too. I have confidence you will only get better with time.

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  4. I'm going through my old jewelry that I bought years ago. I can get more in scrap than what I paid for it.

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  5. In age of silver clay and silver recyckling?...
    Pendant beautiful!

    I tried to do in copper, but it doesn't "fit" to some colours of stones, even if you oxidise it...:(

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! I'm looking all over the place for a tute on the swirly wirly things like in your pendant, but I can't find anything. Even the gals doing these who have tutorials have them on completely different things. Searched Eni's tute place, Etsy, nothing so far. Any ideas of how one is supposed to learn this? I can't make heads or tails of it but it's sure gorgeous!.

    Marika

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  7. I've been learning it through trial and error with no particular plan in place when I start. It might help if I would try and sketch it first, maybe with different colored pencils for each wire. The only tutorials that are probably even close are Emi's http://www.etsy.com/shop/EmiKaz?section_id=5791430

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  8. Thanks Nancy for the tip, I went ahead and bought two of his tutes, now off to give them a try.

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Sorry I had to turn off comments for a while as I was getting spammed to death. For people wondering where to get the free tutorials, they are available at Szarka's website, www.magpiegemstones.com. Click on the resources and tutorials link. Thanks, Nancy

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