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|Tuesday, September 25th, 2012|
|Thursday, March 8th, 2012|
|Saturday, October 8th, 2011|
Hello my friends,I just got an email : my Silver Rain Necklace went to
final at Jewel School Design Contest! Please, vote for my entry.
|Thursday, September 29th, 2011|
|Wednesday, September 28th, 2011|
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Medieval
"Midnight In The Garden of Good And Medieval" - blank annealed steel wire, garnets, black jumprings and headpins. I still need relatively fine black chain and a clasp to finish this necklace.
Garnet's use in medieval jewelry is known. The black wire reminded me of vines once I had made the forms but where would you find a black vine? In the dark of course. Being autumn, I imagined a garden walk at midnight, finding a rich red leaf and jewel-like berries waiting among the vines on the edge of darkness.
|Friday, September 16th, 2011|
|Wednesday, September 7th, 2011|
Wire wrapped tree necklace~
So I decided to learn how to wire wrap trees! I especially like ones like this one a necklace. They always take so much wire though! The
stones on the tree are moonstone and it lays on a 15" chain. Please let me know what you think!!( Read more...Collapse )
|Wednesday, August 31st, 2011|
Button into Ring
Yes, I know it sounds funny :)
Till recently I separated these two things. Buttons were for dresses, shirts, jackets, etc. Rings were just rings :)
Now , when I see a pretty button, I always think how I could use it to make a...ring!
I had this mother-of-pearl 4-hole button, resting lonely in my box. Why not to give you, my little friend, a new life?
Wire Wrapped Ring~
Ring i just made today. Got my ring sizer in the mail and just went at it! First ring I ever made too. I don't think it's too bad, but I need
some practice. Not planning on selling anything like this till I get sterling silver wire. Anyway, it's just German Style wire and freshwater
pearls. Let me know what you think!( More here!Collapse )
|Tuesday, July 26th, 2011|
|Thursday, February 17th, 2011|
Hello everyone! 1st post
Hello, I have just joined this community to be inspired and share ideas with fellow wire wrappers! I have played with wire and such since as long as I can remember, but started free-form wrapping loose gemstones and such about 7 months ago.
Here are some of my favorites...
Mask with traffic reflector junk wrapped in, various other found trinkets, etc..
Sacred geometry double tetrahedron opalite focal, with pearl drops, and loose quartz wrapped in
Kyanite, moonstone, quartz - This was a "feminine/intuitive/lunar/flow" themed piece.
Thanks for looking! I appreciate any and all comments/advice!
|Tuesday, February 8th, 2011|
This is not exactly wire wrapping. I guess it's wire sculpture. The wires are short and bent with the ends hammered flat. The flat parts are easy to curl (after getting rid of sharps and burrs) around other wires. I started off with three identical wires, bent at the center and otherwise straight. The wires were connected. Then the curves were added with a pair of round-nose pliers.
I think I'll put this on a black chainmail necklace, and possibly use my thinner black steel wire to wrap a stone in the center.
(No-one posts here anymore?)
|Sunday, November 7th, 2010|
|Sunday, October 24th, 2010|
Not exactly spectacular, but it's different. How to construct a specific object in wire is almost always a challenge for me since there is no limitation. The form is only in the wire, and what looks good on paper is not always as easy as it looks when trying to actually make it. I am fairly lousy at wrapping wire inside a loop or between other wires that are nearby.
|Monday, August 2nd, 2010|
I'm not sure if questions like this are supposed to be here, but I have an idea. My closest friend of 5 years is moving away and I wanted to wire wrap a wooden guitar pick I'm cutting out (baltic birch I believe). Guitar is something we both share an interest in, so I wood burnt his last name (which starts with an "F") onto it the way Fender does theirs. I heard wood will expand and contract in a way that, if you're not careful, could cause it to crack. I'm not sure if this is true for smaller pieces like this though.
Has anyone had any experience wire wrapping wood? Is there anything special I need to know about it? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
|Saturday, June 12th, 2010|
Fragment - For Sale
In a cold, mechanized world that had traded its soul for impermanent things, there lived a seer who channeled other worlds. A decade of visions had shown her that life in other worlds--even those that boasted more artistry, beauty and vibrancy than her own--tended to be in other ways as harsh and cruel as life in her own. Nonetheless, having endured great pain and betrayal in equal measures, she sought solace often in watching the lives of the friends and family she couldn't have--the noble people she saw in distant universes.
The seer was in possession of something which was very rare in any world, which was true friendship. Yet as time ground on, she was surprised and disheartened to find that while her friends gave her immeasurable joy and love, the part of her that was discontent could not be cured of its sorrow and pain and loneliness. The seer knew that most souls are broken into numerous fragments, scattered across places, people, and events, throughout time, space and possibility, but the seer felt more fragmented than most. She railed against her discontentment and heartbreak, wondering why it would not heal.
The one night the seer had a vision, and one of the beings she watched spoke to her directly:
"... You will never be complete. A part of you will always want for release, for some kind of counterpart, for a mode of expression in a passionless, mundane world that staunches magick and smothers possibility. Get over it. This is the part of you that enables you to do what others can't, or won't--that expresses itself and finds release through the unnatural, that rearranges the puzzle instead of fits into it ...
That fragment of you, finds its home in Me."
And the seer understood that without that fragmentation, she could not see other worlds, possible or actual, and without her discontent, she could not create new possibilities either, or have found the friendship and love she had in this life. That the key to magick was held in the most bereaved parts of her soul, and that however far away they might be, that they were loved too.
This delicate hand-crafted pendant is FOR SALE. A fragile, translucent, isolated fragment of sea glass nestles in a cage of wire, glass beads, and space. Pendant measures approximately 1.25 inches in length and comes with a complementary ribbon. Please note ribbons may vary based on stock.
To purchase, please visit our Web Shop:
Kyla Current Mood: creative
|Friday, May 14th, 2010|
Simple and Elegant
This will be a necklace centerpiece. The "rings" created by the loops on either end will be the connectors to the fine gold chain.
|Monday, April 12th, 2010|
This necklace is called "Joan Jett and the Blackhearts". The black hearts are wire wrapped together with two wires that are double to make four, then wrapped, split, wrapped, joined, repeat, in a way that holds the hearts. The jet is the large donut at the bottom. The black daggers and rounds to the left are somewhat references to Joan's usual hairstyle - short with spiky bits.
The wire and jumprings are argentium sterling silver. The chain is regular sterling silver.
Large pictures behind a cut:( Black and SilverCollapse )
I'll replace the images with more appropriate thumbnails when I can actually access my websites ftp upload utility.
|Wednesday, March 24th, 2010|
|Saturday, January 30th, 2010|
After many mishaps, I finally got my shipment of wires in YAY~
So now I can properly send off January with two more creations ^__^
Two By Sky
Kyanite + Argentium Silver
Carnelian that hates my camera + Argentium Silver
Bye bye January! XD