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Birthstone wraps

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Both of these are looking for good homes, note me if you'd like more info/images of them :) The ruby is $95 USD and the moonstone $55 USD.

You can find different styles of wraps in all different colors in the rest of my gallery and on etsy. [link]

Playing with :iconinnerdiameter: wirewrap tutorial.

I had to work in my traditional spirals and super fine round wire :) I was talking about birthstones the other day, so here are the next two months: moonstone for June and ruby for July. Both are wrapped in gold fill wire.

The moonstone is rainbow moonstone, so mostly blue with hints of aquas and golds.

The ruby is a Madagascar ruby, high dome and translucent raspberry pink with a hint of silkiness in the surface. (It makes me think of candy with the rich color and translucence.) It's a delicate piece, only an inch long packing that punch of color.

Closer view/size shot of ruby: [link]

(And also in honor of :iconkubusrubus: and our ruby debate...)
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10/5000 second
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20 mm
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Date Taken
May 28, 2010, 11:30:08 AM
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KubusRubusProfessional General Artist
These are very nice! and how big is that ruby? looks huge :omg:
Oh and I'd say it was more of a discussion rather than a debate ;)
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Tree, it was more friendly than the mustard thing. It's not really big, couldn't afford a big one. I saw a *gorgeous* large drop today for only $210 ;) I'm really not sure what size. The whole wrap fits on a quarter, I'll put a picture of it in my scraps.
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KubusRubusProfessional General Artist
Oh just 210$ ? :XD: (goddamn it hurts my brain to think that only a year ago I could drop that without a second thought and not even feel the impact :|)
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Yeah, should I have bought 2? ;)

Oh, and $30 might buy a picture of ammolite and just that. FOund a guy with a nice stash, and really unusual stones. Black coral, black seraphinite, chatoyant charolite, sapphire in schist... But yeah, his ammolite was very nice, $8 a gram (4 since it was last day of the show), cheapest piece was indeed about 30 with th sale price, quite small. My favorite moderate sized was 80, but that was a bit much for something that was unlikely to sell even if I managed to part with it.
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KubusRubusProfessional General Artist
You bought it? :evileye: (if yes then good for you, jealousy isn't one of my character traits)

You have to remember that most stones I set in silver are 8mm and smaller, so I don't really need something as large as you may need for a wrap. Good thing you told me this before I bought anything from that douche with the 10 per gram :D
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Oh god no! It was pretty, but for that much at one swoop it'd be on car stuff or tools.

I would so have gone for a hunk of the ammolite first :D Instead I uhm, kinda binged on cheap labradorite.
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KubusRubusProfessional General Artist
Heh, I guess that's for the best, I almost bought a 400$ boxwood once :iconstaresplz:

Well, an optimist would say that the labradorites have a higher probability of selling and making enough extra money to buy some ammolite :XD:
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That's essentially what I was hoping. People already try to bargain my pieces well below materials cost. I'd probably beat the crap out of someone who tried it with an ammolite. I figure the labs will give me more room to experiment and hopefully sell. (That and I have this problem of having a mother who likes to take one of each of my projects it means I only get to keep half my materials...)
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EllygatorHobbyist General Artist
Lovely work that really allows the stones to shine!
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yamidoctorfanHobbyist Artisan Crafter
very nice
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