WIRE WRAPPED JEWELRY
The true art of wire-wrapping has been around since the time of the Phoenician Empire, about 1000 B.C. where Gold or Silver was hammered into thin sheets, cut into narrow strips and the edges filed smooth, making the wire. The wire was then woven into a design and usually set onto a breast plate armor. In the 1800’s the Bohemian culture made wonderful necklaces and bracelets using wire to connect beads and stones. These jewelry items were popular with European aristocracy for over 50 years. Today, wire wrapping has become popular because of the uniqueness and the individuality of each piece. The wire-wrapped technique is challenging but at the same time it motivates us to make more, resulting in styles that speak for themselves. No two are ever exactly alike!
The Peruvian stitch is the weave of rings that are linked together, generating a soft, compact and a beauty that a machine could not make, only achieved with craft hands and dedication. It was created in 1992, by Juan Pacheco in Peru, due to the need to build sculptures to achieve a flexible and uniform mesh. This technique requires a lot of practice and skill, and with the right tools and a fine wire, we create sophisticated jewelry designs to expand your collection with truly one-of-a-kind pieces.
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