Charms · Earrings · Jewelry

Tiny bead earrings and not-so-tiny charm

Tiny earrings -- they have their own kind of charm, don't they? 🙂 I made these earrings using small head pins, and each of them has one seed bead, one brown-and-crimson glass bead and one faceted bead. Nothing special here, I just strung the beads onto the head pin, made an eye loop and snipped… Continue reading Tiny bead earrings and not-so-tiny charm

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

Chains & Necklaces · Jewelry

My very own asymmetric long chain necklace

Oh yay! My first attempt at an asymmetric necklace is successful, I must say. The necklace is 90cm (36") long overall. I started out wanting to make something just like this, and this is one of the few times the result of my work resembles whatever is in my head when I begin. How I… Continue reading My very own asymmetric long chain necklace

Bracelets · Jewelry

Beaded bracelet

I'm back to using paper beads! I didn't make new ones for this bracelet that I cobbled together, instead I reused some beads from a set that I'd made years ago. They'd been a part of some jewelry piece for a long time, but have been back in my stash for a while now. I… Continue reading Beaded bracelet

Earrings · Jewelry

Swirly flowers on rocks

No, that's not some kind of drink, it's what I call these dangle earrings that I made. I used 22-gauge dead soft wire for these earrings, and faceted black-gray granite beads. This how-to has been late in the making so I don't really remember how long I cut the wire 😦 but I think some… Continue reading Swirly flowers on rocks

Bracelets · Earrings · Jewelry

Amber earrings and bracelet

Strong hands are required to make these amber earrings and bracelet adornment. Well, at least it was true in my case because I used hard head pins to make them. 🙂 The earrings Stick the head pin in the amber bead, and start twisting and shaping the wire. You'll want to mainly use your round… Continue reading Amber earrings and bracelet

Jewelry · Pendants

Crazy wire-caged pendant

I have stashes of strong, thin, flexible, colored wire that nevertheless does not hold its shape very well. I used to make bracelets with this wire, but it's been a while since I used any of it. This time, I decided to use it for a different purpose -- to make a pendant. Because the… Continue reading Crazy wire-caged pendant

Bracelets · Jewelry

Wire crocheted scrunchy bracelet

This is an old project of mine -- a bracelet using wire crochet and beads that I made during my early days of discovering wire crochet. It scrunches up a bit if you apply light pressure on it, so you're safe even if it is slightly bigger than you intended. I'd just made a few… Continue reading Wire crocheted scrunchy bracelet

Earrings · Jewelry · Pendants

Chunky newspaper bead earrings and pendant

The wire jig has finally been conquered! Okay, maybe 'conquered' is a strong word. What I can say for sure, though, is that the shapes I make using my wire jig resemble one another much, much more than they did earlier. More importantly, they resemble the shape that I want them to be. I'm pretty… Continue reading Chunky newspaper bead earrings and pendant

Earrings · Jewelry

Wavy pearl dangle earrings

It's been quite a while since I bought a wire jig. (It's very sad that they don't seem to be available in Bangalore.) I hadn't used it at all, so I decided it's time for a practice project using the jig. With an idea that was completely different from how it turned out eventually, I… Continue reading Wavy pearl dangle earrings