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Hey guys! So I've decided to cut this marble out and re-wrap it. I know now that I can do much better than this in my opinion. I'll keep to this style of not having such a long neck bet it's definitely going to be different. Sorry!

This is a very large blue marble pendant. The marble itself is an inch in diameter. With the bail and wrapping it is right about 1 3/4 inches. Made from 22 gauge, silver plated, square wire, and 22 gauge, silver plated, half round wire. This piece took about 3 1/2 hours to make. First jewelry submission to deviantart. Yay~

My Etsy Shop: I don't have one yet... XD
Status: Not for sale
Note or email me at BlackBlossomJewelry@gmail.com for information on my jewelry.
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SparkleFairyMangoFsh Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the tangled-waves feel of the neck piece, it's really cool!! :dummy:
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! 
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GwenChan1 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
I know I don't know much about jewelry, but this is really good. Keep up with the jewelry making! Compared to the Ocean Waves 2, this one is lighter and reminds me of tropical waters. :3
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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Munchiekitty Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Woa i like how you did this! can you also try diff marbles with diff designs around it?? :D
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I plan to do that, actually. Though none of them will be this large as the blue marble shown. I only had one of those. :( But I will be wrapping some more, normal sized marbles. ^.^
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Munchiekitty Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
okay! try the swirly ones? they could look cool. XD
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmmm not sure if I have swirly looking marbles.
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As far as shops, check into the Storenvy store fronts, completely free, unlimited items, great statistics. I have Etsy and a Storenvy and I like my Storenvy best. :D you can view my shop at [link] or just go to the storenvy.com base site. :D Just wanted to share my thoughts on that. :D Can't wait to see you get a shop tho! :)
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. I will definitely check out this website. And your store is very beautiful. I love how your background is mostly white because it gives a very professional feel, but it also shows off that image of your work. Very nice!
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!! :blush: Its one of the things I like about Storenvy you have a little more creativity in the base look. :)
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome and it does look nice.
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have yet to get a wrap around a marble of any kind. Very VERY difficult to hold on to and maneuver around to get a good fix on etc. I commend and applaud you for a wonderful job *and for the patience it had to have taken!!!* :heart:

I have three beautiful marble cut stones, one day... I WILL get this down and neatly also. :D Question, when working with silver plated wire, how do you keep from marring your wire and showing the copper underneath when you are working with it.. are you just that good on first tries or do you use special tools? I find that even on smooth first attempts I'm still marring the wire some. :( I have a pair of little nylon "pliers' but they mar up the wire too! :( Plus they are square ended and don't work for 90% of what I need them for.
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, I find that if you use you left hand (I'm right handed) thumb to hold down the wire at the marble's base, it makes it easier to bend the wire. It slips out constantly, but since this was a larger marble, it was easier. I actually love to wrap marbles and usually I wrap normal sized ones so I get lots of practice.:D

I've really always worked with silver-plated wire. It's cheaper since I'm still a beginner. I don't use special tools. (I just bought a set from Michael's and I'm still using them.) I heard somewhere that wrapping pliers with scotch tape is good. I tried it and it really helps. That's not to say it doesn't mar the wire sometimes, but it's significantly less.

I don't own a pair of nylon pliers because I have yet to find a use for them. What do you use them for? I heard it can be used to straighten wire, but I just use a cloth that was given to me with my glasses. Placement of the index finger and thumb are key. If you would like, I could note you with the method i use. :)
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The marbles I have are large stones, not glass. I have to be careful not to mar them up as well as the wire! And yeah, can't afford anything other than silver coated myself. I found some stuff called "Tool Magic" which is a rubber coating stuff that you can dip your tools in and want to get some of that and see if it helps. And yeah, the nylon pliers just really don't do much good if you can't use them for anything other than straightening wire, because as you said, a cloth works just fine and in my opinion much better! :D

And if you are a beginner... I can't wait to see what you do in another few months! WOW... I wish I were as good as you are. Your stuff looks so professional. I'm 44 and have tried to do wire wrap for years and never have managed to get it pretty enough on a regular basis to use it. But would like to since I have several stones and such that I would love to wrap!!!
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the compliments, though I don't deserve them. There are far more talented people on deviantart alone. And I wish you luck with your own wire wrapping. The key to wrapping marbles is being as stubborn as they are!
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
First, NEVER compare yourself to the masses of DA - this is the one place where you see talent from around the entire world. Second... You DO deserve the compliments, you always deserve the compliments you get, even tho you may not think so! And third... if it is all about being stubborn, then I got this made!!!! LOL
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the first and second. And the third, I can't wait to see!
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jayden-poweranger Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
this is beautiful! is this a one-off that you're selling or do you plan on making more?
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is one of a kind. I don't plan on making more this size since I only have one marble this large. But, I will make more pendants with regular sized marbles. Does that answer your question?
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jayden-poweranger Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
It does, thank you. I was only wondering as i would like to buy this in the future if you were willing to sell more.
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well this is the only one. Sorry. I'm setting up an Etsy store that will have more of my jewelry.
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LadyLockeout Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
The wrap on the marble itself is beautiful, but I don't know if it's bad angle or what, but the bail looks like...not so nice. Are there photos from other angles?
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes there are~ I'm still a beginner when it comes to the photos thing. I'm also thinking about taking more today.
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VoogleBears Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's so beautiful~~ O3O
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much~
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VoogleBears Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Doitashimashite~ ^^
The color is really gorgeous~
Did you make it?
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes I made it~ I've recently figured out how to make the pictures look not-as-horrible.
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VoogleBears Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's awesome~~ O3O
Is it like to hang off of a chain?
You're going to have to teach me that trick~ >x<
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yup~ It's a pendant. Well you need a lot of supplies to make one.
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VoogleBears Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What did you use?
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BlackBlossomJewelry Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
22 gauge sterling silver wire, a bunch of different pliers, a very large marble, and time. Also at the cost of some of my fingernails XD
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