by Jeanne. (Waukesha, WI) Looking for inspiration I recently found an old, copper, solid, chevron piece that I had in my miscellaneous stash container. I believe it was a single, left over earring from who knows where. I thought about how I could use this shape with wire and began the experimenting phase with pipe […]
by Kristene Gonzales. (Draper, Utah, United States) I got this onyx agate with these gorgeous greens that inspired me to make this piece. I live by the Wasatch mountains and am constantly in the outdoors. This necklace is named “The Forrest” and I created it around this stone with a reflection of nature in mind. […]
by Erinn LaMattery. (Japan) Back in January I started playing around with my wire to make some shamrocks. After maybe half an hour of wasted materials, I finally found a way to shape them that was easy for me and they turned out pretty sweet! (I always start with cheap aluminum wire before moving into […]
by Alla P. (United States) When I think of summer it always brings images of sandy beach, turquoise water, sun and shells to my mind. On a February Jersey evening these thoughts help to keep me warm 🙂 And here are some sea inspired pieces I came up with. Alla P.
by Mei Tan. (Malaysia) This is my first Tree of Life (TOL) Pendant. I have seen a lot of TOL around the web but not until recently did I made one. This peridot TOL (+ few Garnet and Tourmaline) is specially made for our primary school English teacher (English is my second language) whom we […]
by Jean Forman. (United States) I created this crocheted wire basket pendant with a tiny steel crochet hook and thin silver wire. Then I added sea glass pieces I found in Puerto Rico. Crocheting wire is a challenge, but I love to create unusual bezels and designs this way. Combining sea glass with crochet is […]
by Catherine Smith. (Oklahoma) I’ve been wanting to learn working with wire. I really want to make bracelets and rings. I sat down and figured it out after lying in bed the night before. I started with 16 gauge copper wire, hardened it, then used 24 gauge copper wire to wrap around the base. I […]
by Judy Pagnusat. (United States) I was in Tucson this year for the Gem Shows. I met a man, Dennis Hardy of Knotted Branch Designs, who was demoing forged wire cab setting. I watched and purchased one of his pieces. I have been working on the technique and ordered his tutorial. I always enjoy learning […]