Wire Wrapped Butterflies

by Mei Tan. (Malaysia) Here’s my version of the wire wrapped butterflies.     The wings and antenna are created with a single wire, while the two swirls between the wings are separate but attached by coiling. Took some pictures of the butterflies with the wire wrapped flower pendants completed earlier. Do enjoy and be […]

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Wire Wrapped Czech Glass Button Ring

by Tricia Dutton. (Walkersville, MD) This one of a kind ring features a gorgeous red Czech glass button, size 22mm, featuring a raised floral design handpainted in gold and wrapped in antiqued tarnish resistant wire. Creating wire wrapped bead rings is my favorite thing to do, but every once in a while I come across […]

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Wire Wrapped Floral Pendants

by Mei Tan. (Malaysia) Here are two wire wrapped floral pendants I completed recently. Petals are shaped with marker pen or pen mandrel. The two ends are only shaped half round as they will be wrapped together to form one petal. Beads and gemstones are added once the flower shape is formed. There are more […]

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Wire Animals – Black Swan and a Pink Flamingo

by Kelly Tibbetts. (Vero Beach, Fl) This uses the same technique as the wire wrapped seahorses. I decided to do a black swan right after I watched the movie by that name. The pink flamingo is for Florida. What better to represent Florida? I’ve been trying to think of other animals and critters that would […]

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Wire Wrapped Seahorses

by Kelly Tibbetts. (Vero Beach, Fl) These seahorses are by far the most commented pieces I do. This is a modified design (I wish I created it all by myself) which is actually pretty easy to do but looks very impressive in person. The vintage bronze seahorses are the favorite of everyone but I think […]

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Wired Copper Jewelry

by Lynda Carson. (Spring Valley, CA) Copper bracelets and earrings with amazonite, crystals, and turquoise Handmade copper bracelet with vintage-looking glass beads Wire and chain copper necklace with tiny beads and handmade clasp These are the newest copper jewelry pieces using copper tubing, washers, and wire from the hardware store. Forged, wired wrapped, oxidized in […]

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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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