So nice of you to visit my little corner of the world. We’ve been off enjoying summer – travel to exotic places (pictures to come), the beach, and just soaking up my favorite season for as long as possible. I hope you’re enjoying summer too! Before I wait another day, today I’m posting pictures of jewelry that was published in Stampington’s Jewelry Affaire.
This is a wirework twist of a charm-holder necklace. I included some of my favorite stones – from smoky quartz to little brass cubes. It was fun creating all sorts of dangles using a seed-bead embellished vintage key and a herringbone wrapped faceted bead. I used faux leather suede to finish the necklace, complete with a wirework clasp.
Now how about a sweet pair of wirework hoops? The coiled wire adds a bit of texture, framing a carved mother of pearl flower.
** I’ll be teaching how to make these earrings locally in VA at Stars Beads this Fall. We’ll review wirework essentials such as simple loops and wrapped loops, along with coiling techniques. I’ll also show a simple step to adding patina to brass wire. Come join me! **
I had been saving this graduated strand of turquoise beads for quite some time. I decided to make a completely handmade focal just for these special beads. I used sheet metal to create a semi-circle, and added texture. Coiled wire adds great dimension – here I used several gauges of sterling wire along with twisted wire, wrapped around the crescent.
Layers of turquoise and silver! Just for fun, I combined necklaces from my previous blog post. They were all created as a collection. There’s one more necklace to this collection – will post that one soon!
You can find these designs and instructions in Jewelry Affaire. Thanks for stopping by!
Cindy Wimmer is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining vintage elements with modern wire design. She is the co-founder of artBLISS, hosting jewelry and mixed media workshops in the DC area. Her best-selling jewelry design book, The Missing Link, was released in the Fall, 2013.