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
I have found a new creative passion, taking my love of metallic ink to a whole new level, designing and making my own jewellery, So far I have made earrings and a couple of chain bracelets and these rings are just a part of a growing collection.