Archive | January 2014

SpiriCulArts – JewelleryImani

IMG_20140118_151347741 Aluminium Wire Bracelets

I know my last post had a different title, but think that from now on I will use ‘JewelleryImani’ to describe my ever growing collections.

As you can see,  my current pieces have a spiral or swirly type vibe, which seems to be echoing my abstract art.

I thought I would start off this post with  a photo of some of my Aluminium Wire bracelets, I just love the colours!  Aluminium Wire comes in a large range of colours and gauges, from 0.8mm to the largest I have used which is  3.5mm. I especially like Light Green  with Silver being a close second. This wire is light and easy to wear,  maintains its brightness and does not tarnish.

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All of the above bracelets were made with 2mm Aluminium Wire.

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The bottom two bangles in this picture are made with 2mm wire, I used 3.5mm wire to make the top bangle.

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I made these bracelets from 1.mm Aluminium Wire.   Several strands were woven together to create this  design.

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Whirl A Jewellery

Silver Plated Copper Wire Ring with Onyx IMG_20140111_145525903

I  just love working with wire! As mentioned in my last post a few months ago, I am still working and experimenting with various types of wire to create items of jewellery.  I have learnt so much about the different types of wire and am constantly amazed at my results. Copper Wire is great for making rings and have found  that the best type for this is 20 gauge (0.8mm) and 18 gauge  (  1mm.)  I tend to use silver and gold plated copper wire as well as plain copper .   The whole process of creating something beautiful from simple bits of wire is exciting and oddly enough, calming.

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I now have an ever growing collection of  jewellery, some of which I wear   ( great excuse for product testing certain designs.) I also work with Aluminium Wire and will include some these examples in my next post.