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    Default Victorian poor mans wire wrapping

    I was having a rake through my jewellery drawer today and wondering if Iíd be better using the old gold jewellery for scrap and removing the odd diamond as I donít have any one to leave it to.
    I found this lovely wee wire wrap bracelet I used to wear a lot back in the day as itís quite small. Itís brass, copper and iron for colour and really simply but beautifully made given that itís probably lasted more than 100 years. It got a clean with washing up liquid and a toothbrush and then a silver cloth

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    Thatís beautiful.


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    That's a real treasure Caroline. I hope you can find a young person among your family or friends to give it to, or it might never have the love it deserves. Dennis.

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    None of us had children Dennis so we are the end of the line. I have a lot of cousins in Poland somewhere but they’ve never kept in touch and the only one who does sort of is so self obsessed on social media I’m not sure she’d be interested . I’ll just have to wear it more

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    I think that's very stylish Caroline - definitely wear it more.

    I also suspect that's the sort of design that would do really well as a tutorial for the many keen wirewrappers out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I think that's very stylish Caroline - definitely wear it more.

    I also suspect that's the sort of design that would do really well as a tutorial for the many keen wirewrappers out there.
    I’ve been trying to work out how it’s made George and thought it would be rather nice made in silver. I have to work out how the panels are made and the fastenings are just 2 u shaped wires slotted under those and folded over at the ends

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    That's beautiful Caroline and I'd definitely wear it more and even lovelier made in silver, oxidised with platinol.
    Jules

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petal View Post
    That's beautiful Caroline and I'd definitely wear it more and even lovelier made in silver, oxidised with platinol.
    I’ll need to work out the gauge and see what’s what!

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