Copper Is A Vibrant Metal That Makes Beautiful Jewelry

Copper Is A Vibrant Metal That Makes Beautiful Jewelry

Copper is a vibrant base metal that is very common and easy to work with. It was the first metal that I started wire wrapping minerals with and Daryl often told me it was the best ‘practice wire.’ When you work with silver or 14K gold-filled wire, one...
Working With Platinum For The First Time

Working With Platinum For The First Time

  I remember sitting with Daryl in his shop one day while he was wrapping something in 14K gold-filled wire for someone. I’d just started learning how to wire wrap and was not anywhere close to the level I am at now. In fact, I was very self-conscious about...
Stibnite is Toxic, But Oh, So Pretty.

Stibnite is Toxic, But Oh, So Pretty.

This Deadly Mineral Is My Latest Love   Last year, I went to this local gem show. The guy who does it travels around the country and comes to Baton Rouge every other month and I have been eyeing this lovely specimen of his for a while (above picture).  However,...