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So, my Jewellery Maker Challenge commences

So, I started my challenge, I selected my first JM designer inspired piece, this rather pretty square wire wrapped cabochon enhanced by the 2mm clear quartz.

The reason I selected this first, is because its the one I spotted being demonstrated on air, hence it looked like a fairly simple piece to begin with ….


So, I started with the Cabochon, and the 0.80mm silver plated square wire, I added 0.25mm round wire in to the kit, to form the cradle at the bottom, and to wire wrap the gems on the frame because the narrowest square wire was too chunky to fit through the gems.

This is clearly cheating but as Jan did the same on air I figured I would allow myself the wire but I guess technically I failed because its not possible to create the jewellery in the kit without this addition…. and this was the point I was looking to prove, can you make all the jewellery the designers show on air with the kits JM sell?

The answer is in this case NO you can’t, but lets see if there are enough gems to complete the jewellery set.

So its not finished, but here is the start of my wire wrapped cabochon. Only another 3 more to go, and a bracelet 🙂

Wire Wrapped Cabochon
Wire Wrapped Cabochon