Wire wrapping an object for the purposes of adornment is an ancient jewelry technique that serves to not only create a setting for an object but to protect it as well. When I set out to wrap a piece of sea glass with wire I set the following two intentions:
1) To create a piece of sea glass jewelry that has a rustic and ancient beauty
2) To create a piece of sea glass jewelry that is very strongThe idea that I am creating a setting stays at the front of my mind throughout the process and challenges me to make a piece of jewelry where the item is securely held in place by it's setting alone. I never use glues or adhesives to achieve this goal.
I work with heavy gauge sterling silver wire which hammers beautifully and holds shapes like spirals well. The outcome of the intentions outlined above combined with the thick gauge wire results in a wire wrapped piece of sea glass jewelry that with proper care will be enjoyed by the wearer for decades - and could be considered to be a rustic piece of heirloom jewelry.
Many new wire wrapped pendants have just been added to my website and can be viewed by visiting: Out Of The Blue Sea Glass Jewelry