Wire Designs

by Cindy on August 22, 2015


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.


Wirework necklace by Cindy Wimmer


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.


Wirework necklace by Cindy Wimmer


Now how about a sweet pair of wirework hoops?  The coiled wire adds a bit of texture, framing a carved mother of pearl flower.

Wirework earrings by Cindy Wimmer


** 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! **


Wirework earrings by Cindy Wimmer


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.


Metal, Wire and turquoise necklace by Cindy Wimmer


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!


Wire and metalwork necklaces by Cindy Wimmer


You can find these designs and instructions in Jewelry Affaire Spring 2015.  Thanks for stopping by!

– Cindy

Cindy Wimmer

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.



Cynthia August 22, 2015 at 8:50 am

I always love seeing your jewelry! and congrats on the feature in Jewelry Affair – I LOVE that necklace. What a stunning piece. I so wish I were close enough to come to one of your classes, if not to just meet you and do some jewelry making together!

Alice Peterson August 22, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Beautiful jewelry as always.

Cindy Cima Edwards August 22, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Love all of these – Your wire work always inspires me!!!

Lee Koopman August 23, 2015 at 9:15 am

Love that charm holder! Definitely worthy of Stampington! Congratulations! This is the first time I’ve received your blog but you are my wire goddess because of Missing Link. I’ve enjoyed this first post so much. The turquoise links necklaces are what brought me here and it’s so cool to see the new addition with the sheet metal. It’s just beautiful! Looking forward to more posts

Elizabeth August 24, 2015 at 8:27 am

I absolutely loved seeing these in Jewelry Affaire! So much so that I even made a necklace inspired by your charm holder necklace. You are such an inspiration!

Michelle Buettner August 26, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Congrats on the feature in Jewelry Affaire Cindy – it’s so deserved!! I absolutely love the gorgeous turquoise (a fav of mine) and all the designs you have here. They’re just great!

kimmykats September 4, 2015 at 9:29 am

I think of you often and thought you were probably having great fun at the beach. I sure with the boys getting older time becomes shorter. Love the necklace work. You always inspire me.

Cindy September 4, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Thanks, Kim! Yes, we spent most of the summer at the beach! Time just flew by!!

Cindy September 4, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Thank you, Michelle!! 🙂

Cindy September 4, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Lee, welcome to my blog! 🙂 I’m so glad you found it from reading The Missing Link! Thank you for the kind compliments – sure makes my day! 🙂

sharon September 10, 2015 at 12:31 am

Oh Cindy! Your creations are brilliant, I just adore the turquoise and silver, and your designs are fantastic! Another hugs congrat’s on the publication, so well deserved!

CraftyHope September 12, 2015 at 9:39 am

Congrats on the publication. And, I really hope the vacation was fantastic, as fantastic as these pieces are. I especially love that first necklace but the romantic feel of those earrings really speaks to me too. Lovely, lovely!!

Christine Damm September 16, 2015 at 8:54 am

You always knock me out with your fabulous imagination! That focal! And the charm-holder is so unexpected and unique. You should really do a book on wire and MOP buttons. I’ve been trying to figure out Instagram so I can follow you but I don’t have a smartphone, just a Kindle and nothing I try seems to work. E-mail me! I sure miss our chats.

Lynda September 21, 2015 at 1:02 pm

So enjoy your creative posts, Cindy! The peek at your newest designs and these are amazing…would love to hear more about getting patinas on brass. That chunky turquoise is a killer! Alone and in combo. You inspire!

Lauma October 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

Thank you, Cindy, for your beautiful and very very inspiring blog! It is a pleasure to read it and to see your lovely photos. I feel that “creative hunger” again and wish to leave to my studio, but have to stay in office. Wish you a lot of beautiful days and inspiration!

Lori Anderson February 2, 2016 at 5:05 pm

You have a magic touch with turquoise!

p.s.daimaandsons February 3, 2016 at 8:06 am

wow great design thank for sharing this

Cindy March 1, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Thank you for the kind words, Lauma! 🙂

Janice Porter March 21, 2016 at 3:50 am

I have bought The Missing Link and your work inspires me. Thank You

Cindy March 22, 2016 at 12:44 am

Thank you for letting me know, Janice! I’m glad you like the book!! 🙂

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