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Mystic Topaz Wire work by linessa Mystic Topaz Wire work by linessa
My first attempt at wire working :D
Took a fair while to do, and in the end, differed from my design-i added a second layer of wire to add interest :D
The wire was bent into shape, then wrapped with the thinner wire to hold it together, then soldered as well to make it stiff, and to keep it secure. No bending or breakage :D all solid :)
Also slightly rolled in the rolling mill to neaten the wire wrapping.

Sold for $125 aud

Sterling Silver 1mm and .05 mm wire
Mystic Topaz stone
Hand manufactured-not a cast piece
time: 3 days off and on
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:iconlil-leia:
Lil-Leia Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
This is amazing!! Great job!!
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
=D thanks!
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:iconlil-leia:
Lil-Leia Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
No need for thanks; the work desrves it. It is amazing, but your welcome anyway.
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:iconfrenetic-maker:
frenetic-maker Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
Your first attempt at wire working? Wow.
It's really beautiful-- I would like to try working with thicker wires to achieve this type of effect. Thanks for sharing your work with us!
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:iconfudjmunkee:
fudjmunkee Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
topaz...
one of the most beautiful stones out there.
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
uh huh, personally I like london blue topaz, mystic, and mercury mist mystic topaz. Lol so many varieties ;;
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:iconfudjmunkee:
fudjmunkee Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
and that's exactly why it's one of the best :D
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:iconlaru-dur:
laru-dur Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
wow this is awsome wire work. i wouldn't of guess that it was your first. beautiful ^_^
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:love: thank you! Should see my newest stuff o0 i got new toys <3
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:iconlaru-dur:
laru-dur Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
your welcome ^_^ shall check it out ^_~
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TalynDraconmore Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply gorgeous. I love the way mystic topaz set in silver looks. Where do you order your gems from?
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I order them from a lady in america :) she runs a lapidary business, and teaches too! She's very nice and i have had some of her gems checked over by professionals, when i first ordered from her, and they always come through as real, clean and gorgeous :D ;) i have a lovely little collection of stones now, and more coming! :D so if you ever want something made just for you ;) you know where to ask :D
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TalynDraconmore Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
actually, I make jewelry myself and have been looking for a good reliable source in america to go to for mystic topaz. some examples of the stuff I do are available in my gallery.
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
ohh i see :3 throw me a note and i can go through my contacts and give you the emails for my stone supplier if you like? :3
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mistressvampire99 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
breathtaking.
I love the topaz!
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Me too :excited: i'm gonna buy more of these :D
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:iconfantasywinds:
fantasywinds Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006
gorgeous! :love: :+fav:
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:O :love: thank you!
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:iconfantasywinds:
fantasywinds Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006
you're so welcome! I adore filigree! :D
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:excited: zomg me too!! :boogie: and its only thanks to DA that i was told how to do it! :boing:
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:iconfantasywinds:
fantasywinds Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006
Really? How come? Aren't there resources on the net? :? :curious:
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
well when i was studying silversmithing in college, our teach said she didnt know how to do it, and she didnt have the resources to teach us, so i kind of wrote it off. I assumed, that because we didnt have the tools to do proper casting (using wax moulds and such and injectors) that filigree was carve and cast work. It was when i idd this and someone pointed out that it was actually filigree that i realised :slow: duh, i can do that!
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:iconamethyst74:
Amethyst74 Featured By Owner May 20, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful & stunning jewelry!
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner May 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:flirty:! thank you
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:iconlinaleah:
LinaLeah Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
THechnicaly its no longer wirework, but filligree, but who cares - it looks wonderful :)
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
you think? :o that cant be filigree-that fancier, and its not just wrapped wire... no? I never got to do filigree in college ;; did you?
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LinaLeah Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
As far as I know - filligree is any soldered openwork, made with wire. wireworking is usualy considered to be solderless method. Filligree can be as fancy and as simple as you wish it to be :) I've done some filligree in college, but not as a specific class, rather as an addition to shool projects
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
oooh i see :O so filigree is just soldered wirework.... weeeeeeeelll oki doki :D :D more I shall have to do, thank you :heart:
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:iconlinaleah:
LinaLeah Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
its fun, isn't it :)
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner May 14, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
hey hey :D since your helpful comment, i've been doing some experimenting with filigree and its worked! :3 thank you very much! from your simple comment, i learned a log :hug:
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LinaLeah Featured By Owner May 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome :)
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usagikanusa Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
So gorgeous!
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
^_^ thank you
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usagikanusa Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006
You're welcome.
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Midnite-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006
:O :O :O :O
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:O :O :O :O :?
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Midnite-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006
thats so cooooooooool!
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:iconavhaz:
Avhaz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: Nice work! :thumbsup:
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:blushes: thank you
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euphoria066 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Student
this is really nice. is mystic topaz a real stone or like... manmade? I've never seen or heard of one. really pretty though.

this is nice wirework, I'm especially impressed with how symmetrical it is. and my favorite part is probably the back, I like that you left a bit open behind the stone. cool.
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:) actually i have no idea if they are natural or manmade :( they are a qualified real gem though, and just as valuable as any other, but honestly i dont know :O
:aww: and yeah, leaving a bit open at the back of the stone allows you to be able to get in and clean it now and then, which makes it glitter like new even after years of wear (most people dont clean behind their gemstones tho :roll:) and it allows some light in, which this dark stone realllly needs, or else it just looks black :(
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maslight Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow:
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle:
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Serenidade Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
this was the FIRST attempt ?? WOW :faint:
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: well, in silver, and tiny. but i have made a candle sconce in a similar configuration out of copper wire-but like...a hell of a lot bigger. this is about 3 centimiters tall-the candle sconce was like, 50 centimiters =p so... first time making it little ;)
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Serenidade Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
ooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... thats explains it...great job!! :clap:
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:icontalyra:
talyra Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
This is really, really beautiful. And what fantastic colours in the stone!
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: i love mystic topaz for that too ^^
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anextraordinarygirl Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
:omg: :drool: that's incredible! :worship: love it so much! :w00t:

:heart:
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:chuckle: :3 me too ;; i want to keep it
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