Last Saturday I decided to treat myself to learning a new technique, a wire weaving tutorial on YouTube by OxanaCrafts. I'm still pretty new at wire wrapping/weaving and want to learn all I can and improve my skills so I thought one of her beginner tutorials would be fun.
This is actually my second wrapped pendant using her tutorial. The first one turned out nice so I was excited to try it again and made a pendant for me! I had a couple of Rhyolite coin beads in my stash of goodies that were a good size for this and I love Rhyolite.
My first photo is a side view where the wire work shows up the most for a good look at the weave.
My second photo shows the pendant as you'd see it on me but the actual weave is a little hidden. The black cord the pendant is on is made by me too. I added copper ends to it and use it as my go to "chain" for a lot of pendants I wear.
Rhyolite is a semi precious gem stone that is formed by volcanic activity, a common volcanic rock that has a very similar chemical equivalent of granite. I like the different shades of green in each piece and the clear glassy matrix.