Yep. It's out there. That ugly opinion that wire wrapping is somehow less than other jewelry mediums. That if you don't know how to (or care to) solder, or form fold or have your own lapidary studio, somehow the work you do isn't comparable in talent or learned skill.
I call shenanigans. Shenanigans on all of that nonsense! Boo to anyone who would belittle the dedication and craft of others, no matter what form that craft takes. The creative community should be in the business of lifting one another up, not tearing each other down. So I'm busting out with this: Wire wrap all the stones. Wire wrap everything. Take apart soldered commercial jewelry just to wire wrap it (come on, I can't be the only one who has done this). Wire wrap and love it, because it's beautiful and you worked hard at it, and it took you months or years to learn it, to find your voice. Or you're still discovering your voice and that deserves love too!
You do not need all the techniques to make beautiful things and continue to push yourself and your skills forward. Half the challenge is taking the same techniques and learning to utilize them in new ways.
So wire wrap away! Wire wrap to your hearts content. Wire wrap until you're blue in the face and then wire wrap some more. Because it's beautiful and inspirational and it's fun and nothing else matters.
Happy weaving my amazing friends. Weave and wrap and the rest be damned.
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