Raw Amethyst rings in a nutshell

Raw Amethyst Rings in a nutshell

I love these Raw Amethyst Rings mostly because of their natural witchy look.

It took me some time to discover that wire wrapping rings are not only about round beads.  I’ve always known that this technique has some limitations, therefor using round beads with holes was the easiest way. But when you work with wires long enough, you start searching for other ways, other materials. Using more rough gemstones was an obvious next step. I was searching for a more natural and wild outcome and this match of copper and raw beads was exactly what I wanted.

The only thing which would be a bit challenging when I use this type of stone is the hole which is usually smaller than I would wish and demands from me using a small gauge wire. I always try to attach the beads as firmly as possible and with thin wire, there is always a danger of breaking it if the stones move too much. Yet, with the right wrapping stone is set very steady.

Lately, I’m starting to combine the crystals to have more magic in them (you can see two stone ring here) and although wire wrapping has its limitations, and it’s not so direct as other types of art, it gives also a lot of possibilities which I still have to explore.