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.
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.