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.