Wrapped Stacked Blood Red Coral Earrings

by Stephanie Keays. (Thousand Oaks, California) Every girl should have a little shot of red in her jewelry box. These earrings have an interesting and distinctive wrapping.   Three stacked richly red 10mm coral heishe wrapped in oxidized copper and dangling from one of my oxidized sterling silver handcrafted ear wires.   Earring drop length […]

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Wedding Cake Pendant

by Joan Williams. (Springfield, MO) This necklace was made with a vintage resin pendant that has the appearance of white plaster, but reminded me of the frosting on a beautiful wedding cake! I layered it over filigree, added some AB crystals for a little sparkle and strung it on a delicate brass chain. Joan Williams […]

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Western Buckle Pendant

by Joan Williams. (Springfield, MO) Yep, I’m still at it – trying to find ways to make jewelry out of every little odd thing I pick up! This time it’s a pretty little tooled buckle from a vintage western belt. I removed the stem part of the buckle and added dangles of turquoise, amber and […]

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Western Cross

by Joan Williams. (Springfield, MO) Another western style necklace fit for a cowgirl – or a city girl! This looks great with jeans and a T shirt or dressed up. I layered a smaller silver cross over an antiqued ivory colored one and teamed it with turquoise magnesite beads and silver accents. Joan Williams Lilruby […]

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What Does the Mirror Image Show?

by Virginia Vivier. (Tucson, Arizona USA) This is a very simple, yet often forgotten tip. If you are working on a hand-drawn or computer generated design, it’s a good idea to first copy it on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper before transferring it to precious metal or expensive materials. Hold it up to […]

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What Should This Be?

by Lisa Briseno-Croome. (France) Brooch? Necklace? This is a large scrolled setting which I have set an oval glass cabochon on and embellished it with a stamping that I cut in half and formed around the cab. All brass was raw brass and I used Liver of Sulfur to blacken it. It measures 7.5cm x […]

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What to Call This Style of Necklace?

by Sandy. (Ct.)   Rena, I love creating this style of jewelry. The problem is I don’t know what style to call it. I wonder if you can help. Have any ideas? I love using pearls, crystals and pendants in most of my jewelry – and in this necklace I used a recycled earring for […]

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What’s the Question? Earrings

by Sally Vonada. (Wamego, KS) I still consider myself a newbie to wire work but I am enamored with the limitless possibilities. I created this pair of earrings using 18g silver plated wire, shaping it into a form reminiscent of a question mark, then finishing with a small faceted AB red crystal oval. What’s the […]

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Where the Heart is Pin

by zoraida. (patchogue, ny) Where the Heart Is pin Bird’s nest inspired design I am in love with birds’ nests. These careful, meticulous constructions created by birds has always fascinated me. By now, I have created a whole series of them and I’m always trying to make them look authentic and maybe fool some little […]

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Whimsical Wire Mermaid

by Rochelle Hughes. (Red Deer, AB, Canada) I love whimsical things and I enjoy anything to do with the sea, so making this mermaid came naturally. I used 16g sterling silver for the frame and 26g to wrap the frame, 28g for the weave and 24g for her hair. Rochelle Hughes Comments: Wow! by: Lee […]

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Whimsical Wire Rings

by Rochelle Hughes. (Red Deer, AB, Canada) I thought I’d try my hand ( no pun intended) at making some rings. I wanted my rings to be big and bold, fabulous to wear when you need some whimsy or just feeling playful. The first ring I used a quartz crystal, 16ga. sterling silver and 26ga. […]

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