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
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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
by Diane Schamp. (Great Lakes Region) This is what a penny looked like back in the late 1700’s to mid 1800’s. They were about 3mm larger than our modern day 25 cent coin. These “Large Cent” coins were minted from 1793 to 1857 at the mint in Philadelphia, the only U.S. Mint at the time. The lady liberty image on these coins were re-designed every several years during … [Read more...] about The Classic Copper Penny
by Jan Lewis. (North Carolina) I layered beautiful, feminine filigrees to create the perfect setting for this sparkling, faceted Bermuda blue rhinestone. Using accents of sweet little birds and more glittering rhinestones to complete this Victorian style pendant, I placed it on double link chain about 19 inches long. It's a lovely, romantic necklace and it's … [Read more...] about Layered Pendant – Elegance and Sparkle!
by Cherie Somerville. (Douglas, Arizona) I had ordered this unique & intriguing Peruvian made clay raven head while ordering some gemstone beads more than a year ago. I've pulled it out & look at it, admiring it, but never really sure what to create with it, so it just stayed put, hanging out with my stash. A few days ago, some newly ordered Czech glass … [Read more...] about Raven Totem Necklace
by Joanne Klauber. (Cat Spring, TX) My dear friend is crazy about vintage campers, and has an adorable little blue and white Shasta that she has named "Maxine". For her birthday, I decided to recreate Maxine in a beaded version that she can wear. I started with several photos of both Maxine and other similar vintage campers to get a good silhouette shape in … [Read more...] about Vintage Trailer Beaded Pendant
by Joanne Klauber. (Cat Spring, TX) In this piece, my love of wire work and crystals came together as so many of my creations do... in a surprise! I usually start with something rather specific in mind, but during the process I tend to take a few twists and turns in the path and usually end up with something quite different than what I originally envisioned. I … [Read more...] about Tibetan Quartz Trio Pendant
by Nancy Bailey. (New Mexico) This material has always captivated me. While at a recent Rock Show, I was so fortunate to have acquired some beautiful Rhodochrosite stalactites from Argentina. This material has gotten quite rare. After cutting a slice and creating a cabochon, it was wrapped in sterling silver wire using a cold forge technique. It really … [Read more...] about Rhodochrosite Stalactite Pendant
by Debra Moore. (Akron, Indiana, USA) I found this kyanite stone in a little shop, and could not resist buying it! I've had it for a few years, wanting to become better at wrapping before I tried to make anything with it. For the wrap I used dead-soft copper wire, and solid copper beads. I used a hard-boiled egg to patina the piece (this is my favorite way to … [Read more...] about Blue Kyanite Wire Pendant
by sharon ashburner. (Toronto,Canada) I wanted to practise some wire weaving techniques and use some lovely rose coloured artistic wire I had on hand. I started to form a heart shape and really enjoyed adding pretty stones and crystal to my piece and finishing the ends with spirals, a shape I love to doodle all the time! I added a leather thong as I wanted to … [Read more...] about Wire Doodle Heart Pendant