Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Recent Creations

I've been creating jewelry for about 6 years now and my techniques and style have changed a lot since then.  Even my reasons for making jewelry have changed.  I used to have a shop with Etsy, but quickly realized that I much preferred to sell face to face, and almost always locally.  It is mainly for myself and my need to create, but also for the social aspect that I keep it up.  I've tried many different mediums and forms of art over the years, but this thing I have with wire keeps me coming back for more, and I just want to keep exploring and learning what it can do.  Here are four of my recent creations.
A nice big lava stone dressed up in copper and gunmetal colored wire.  A bit of a statement pendant.

I love hammering copper wire.  I get all my heavy gauge stuff from stripping electrical wire.  Far less
expensive than getting it from a craft store or jewelry supplier.

Coiling the fine gauge around a heavier gauge wire is something I've become quite good at, but my
fingers sure do get sore, so I don't do much of it in a day.

I created this little number with the help of a tutorial in a book I picked up.  I usually really hate following
patterns, but I learned so much about technique here that it was well worth it.

9 comments:

  1. Hey Andrea...
    Lovely pieces. I especially love the coiling and shell like effect on the third one - gorgeous.

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  2. Oh Andrea these are incredibly beautiful You are very talented. I love the new one you have grasped the technique perfectly. Happy Thanksgiving. Hug B

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    1. Thank you Buttons! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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  3. Andrea, you are a gifted artist, your work is beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith. I still envy your talents with wool.

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  4. Wow these are very cool and so unique. - How much do you normally charge for items like these. My daughter likes really unusual and unique jewelry so I'm think that she might enjoy one of your creations. - I really liked the first and last pieces vey much.

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    1. Thank you so much Ida. I will email you soon with prices.

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