by Kirsty Waight.
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)
It never ceases to amaze me how a simple piece of wire can form something so beautiful as a piece of jewellery. I’m certainly not an expert, and my wire techniques are very basic, but I have created a small selection of wire pieces, each very different from others.
This past weekend I was admiring some delicious glass leaf beads that I had in my stash but didn’t want to “waste”! I started twisting my chunkiest silver wire and I had visions of leafy tendrils intertwining that were absolutely perfect for my treasured leaves so I began winding them into the design, and finished with a couple of fabulous glass flower buttons.
I didn’t use any tools for the majority of the wire work; just a little pair of pliers to fold the final end! It’s a really simple design that can be pressed to fit the owner perfectly and it is easily adaptable to repeat the form without repeating the finished piece – I rarely make more than one of any piece so it gives me freedom to experiment, offer a design to more than one customer, but to give them the confident that only they in the whole of the world have THAT piece of jewellery!