Earrings · Jewelry

Spring’s Here Earrings

For this month's We're All Ears Challenge, Erin chose the theme Leaping Greenly, because, Spring! New beginnings, and hope, inspired me very much, but other things in life landed in a heap on me, and I just didn't get the time to turn any of my ideas into reality. This month, life continues to be… Continue reading Spring’s Here Earrings

Beads · Earrings · Jewelry · Pendants

ABS Challenge – Jan – Spring

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio have been featuring awesome artwork every month, and challenging their readers to create jewelry inspired by the artwork -- the only rule being that at least one art bead is used. I've been a lurker so far, observing the artwork, and admiring the Perfect Pairing showcases where ABS… Continue reading ABS Challenge – Jan – Spring

Bracelets · Jewelry

Wire Weave Bangle

Time for a wire weaving project! I made a wire-weave bangle last week, with a pearl bead duo forming the focal element. Or it could be a wire-weave tiara, if you ask my favorite model, Penguin. 😉 For this bangle, I used three 16-gauge base wires and a 24-gauge weaving wire, both in a gold… Continue reading Wire Weave Bangle

Jewelry · Pendants

Wire Weaving: Inspired by Calligraphy Pendant

I was thinking I'd make my mom some jewelry as a gift for Mother's Day (today) but she has specific jewelry tastes. I've been working so much with polymer clay (notwithstanding short bead weaving runs) that I'd almost forgotten about the weaving wire that I have. So it was time for some wire weaving! Rather… Continue reading Wire Weaving: Inspired by Calligraphy Pendant

Earrings · Jewelry

Pearl dangle earrings

I'd made a pair of wavy pearl dangle earrings a while ago, but noticed I wasn't wearing them much. So I decided to give them a quick makeover. I twisted the waves into rings (still squiggly ones though) around the pearls. Heh, I really didn't want to waste that wire even if it was slightly… Continue reading Pearl dangle earrings

Chains & Necklaces · Jewelry

Torus necklace

Remember the Torus pendant that I'd made a while ago? There are more of those metallic-silver tori in my stash -- three, to be precise -- and I'd really wanted to use them for something. Earrings were my persistent initial thought, but these tori are too big for earrings. I know my wrists are small… Continue reading Torus necklace

Chains & Necklaces · Jewelry

Wire-wrapped chunky beads chain

I'd always wanted to make a chunky beads chain, and now that I own some thicker gauge wires, what better than wire-wrapped chunky beads? 🙂 I got the chunky turquoise beads to remain in place with the wire open inside. That is, there's nothing attached to something else to keep the placement tight. It works… Continue reading Wire-wrapped chunky beads chain

Jewelry · Pendants

First wire pendant

I tested out the new wire that I got recently -- the test was mainly for the 18-gauge wire, since I've not worked with it before. The wire was hard to twist and bend initially, but as I got used to working with it, it became easier. I ended up making this pendant. (I held… Continue reading First wire pendant

Jewelry · Pendants

Torus pendant

I have a few of these metallic-silver tori in my stash, and had a few ideas on using them. This is the first of the ideas brought to fruition -- I used a 22-gauge black wire for the embellishment, simply wrapping it around the surface of the torus. Every 4 turns, I added a blue… Continue reading Torus pendant

Earrings · Jewelry

Azure tears

I had my brand new turquoise seed beads in my hand, wondering what I can make with them, and then I remembered that I have these azure beads in my stash. So the seed beads became an accompaniment instead of going solo.I wanted to make something tear-shaped, but not exactly tear-shaped. So as a compromise,… Continue reading Azure tears