Summer made a brief appearance this year and now Winter is hanging around, threatening to mug Autumn of its allotted time. I had an idea to just make something that would make me smile, something to bring a little warmth and sparkle. This bracelet is make from 1.5mm silver plated copper non tarnish wire with a Sun Charm. And I must say, it looks really pretty on and makes me smile!
Love making jewellery and I find that each piece starts out from a basic idea.Sometimes I’ll just pick up a piece of wire and if the ring mandrel is close to hand, I’ll start creating a ring. I have also learnt that I can create different designs if I double up the wire. Case in point is the first picture, my Aluminium Statement Ring. I also enjoy making Knucle Rings, the two examples I have shown here are made with 2mm Aluminium wire and the other rings are made with kunzite, jade and glass bead. I would love to work with more softer types of wire but am still having fun creating items of jewellery.
Just sharing some of my work so far. I have had a brief stint in hospital which has made me look at new ways of creating pieces of jewellery . The rings in the picture directly above are made with silver and gold plated copper wire with agate gemstones. I will use anything that looks original to make a ring, see if you can spot a couple of button rings. My Swirl Bangles are my latest work and are made with 2mm Aluminium wire and they really were a lot of fun to make:)
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.
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.
For the last couple of months, I have discovered a new hobby, making jewellery from wire. I just love working with various types of wire to create rings, earrings and bangles, I never knew I could have so much fun, each piece is unique and I am always surprised at the finished result! The following photos are just a small selection of my work so far.
This is my ‘ Whirl A Whirl’ design, earrings, bangle and ring set
Onyx Ring and Whirl A Whirl
Tiger’s Eye, Tourmaline, Mexican Opal and Glass Beads ringsRed Glass bead ring