by Laura-Lee Podmore. (Canada) It happened again. Someone said that pursuing a career in art is no way to make a living, and that if you want to be prosperous, you should seek other, "safer" avenues. When you are told that your passion, your very basis of joy and fulfillment is a waste of time, what does that do to the psyche? You feel that you are "less … [Read more...] about “Seek Your True North” Pendant
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by Terrie Marcoe. (New Paltz, NY) I have been procrastinating at attempting to work with Wire Weaving, always finding my efforts not panning out. On New Year's Eve, I was traveling alone and so, as I sat at a Starbucks in Abilene, Texas, decided to help fill the night by watching tutorials. I came upon one which looked easy enough for me, the "Elven Gemstone Bead … [Read more...] about Sodalite DOES Look Nice with Antiqued Copper!
by Natasha Papousek. (Lemon Grove, CA) These two pieces were made with the same technique. The poinsettia is from a photo that I took near my office. The tree is from a scan of a painting I made. I printed them on super-nice matte presentation paper, then sprayed with acrylic to set the ink. I used Diamond glaze to affix the glass tile to each image, … [Read more...] about Two Glass Tile Necklaces
by RebeccaJane Morgan. (Frostproof,Florida) My husband found this stone in NC, and turned it into a beautiful piece for my wire wrapping addiction. It is approximately the size of a nickel in diameter. We love to search nature for unusual stones to make into jewelry pieces. RebeccaJane Morgan Baubles Bangles and Beads By RJ Morgan … [Read more...] about Beautiful Mauve Star Sapphire Wire Wrapped in Sterling Silver
by Lynda Carson. (Spring Valley, CA) Adding some old world charm to a necklace with a crystal chandelier replacement piece. By tin soldering the edge, I added an even more antique look to this crystal. These versatile components also have a back side that is flat and lends itself to adding scrap book or decorative papers for another look. Good news is there … [Read more...] about A Little Sparkle…
by Nancy Vaughan. (San Diego, CA) Over the past couple of years I've been making Tree of Life pendants using gem stone chips. The seasons have been either spring or autumn with circle or oval frames. Recently I decided to make a Tree of Life sun catcher. Since I had made spring or autumn in the pendants I decided to make the sun catcher a winter tree. I … [Read more...] about Seasons of the Tree of Life
by Cherie Elksong. (Southeastern Arizona) I don't get to be on the torch, making lampwork glass creations, on a daily, or even weekly basis, so when I do get the chance, I try to create something interesting! This focal bead was a practice in balancing asymmetrical form, color combination, applying metal leaf and carving, after not having been on the torch for about … [Read more...] about Twisted Love, Flame Worked Glass Art Bead Necklace
by Linda. (Phoenix, Arizona) I made this from a piece of Sandstone and a chunk of Turquoise... I live in Arizona and my Home is New Mexico... so a piece close to my Heart. It is wrapped with Sterling Silver Wire. I have been designing in Wire since 2000 when I found a Wire Artist Magazine in a store in Quartzite, Arizona on my way from California to New … [Read more...] about My Simply Southwest Pendant
by Erinn LaMattery. (Japan) I love making these suncatchers, they end up being about 5" from end to end. I find a certain sense of fulfillment in cutting out and shaping the wire, texturing it, adding the stones, finishing it off, and then hanging it up somewhere to gaze at until someone purchases it. When working with copper, I usually oxidize and polish it … [Read more...] about Fairy Floss Suncatcher
by María Antonieta Calabacero Jiménez. (Chile) Translated from Spanish: This pendant is made of recycled copper, bronze and pearl coral. Hanging red leather cord closure and brooches are made with copper wire also recycled. I still have no watermark because I have not started a business yet. The original Spanish: Este pendiente está hecho con cobre … [Read more...] about Colgante
by Miriam Laister. (Normanville, South Australia) I bought a piece of opal in a rock base, sold as a display piece, from a local gem and mineral show. I got my husband to slice a piece off one edge and roughly shape and polish. I then wire wrapped to form a pendant. In the right light there are flashes of red and green in the opal. Miriam … [Read more...] about Opal / Rock Pendant
by Carla Krae. (Anaheim, CA) I ended up with these earring hoops that were supposed to come open for stringing beads on and didn't, saw tree of life examples online, and figured I had a way to use them. So I made all these this past weekend. Already had the beads and the wire. Carla Krae Willowick Arts … [Read more...] about My First Tree of Life Pendants