Sunday, June 26, 2011

Copper Wire Jewelers Magzine #5

Check the latest issue of Copper Wire Jewelers Magazine #5 As always, it has wonderful articles and beautiful copper jewelry.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Goddess and the Snail

Time to pull out the paints and trinkets. :) I have so many "bits n bobs" saved from left over projects and broken treasures that I thought I'd put them to good use. This piece is acrylic on a small 6x8 in. canvas panel. I added a weaved sun from copper wire and one of my faceless goddess wire pendants. The snail is made from a broken pottery bowl that was given to me as a gift. I didn't want to throw it away so I saved the spirals. I glued the wire work and pottery to give it a 3D look.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Amethyst and Coral

These twisted wire necklaces are always fun. The possibilities are endless. I have  always loved the combination of purples and reds together. It has a  somewhat of a "Bohemian feel" and the colors look so rich and royal. I used amethyst nuggets, dyed jade and dyed coral beads. There are purple crystals scattered through out the necklace.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fun with hoops

Hoops are perfect for summer time. Especially with they have a splash of color added. I used Yati's design from her website. Check out her beautiful jewelry and designs at
The first hoops are made with black annealed steel wire and then wired wrapped with dark, "opal like," faceted glass, beads. A couple of jump rings were added for extra swing. :)

 As you can tell they are very large hoops.

 The next hoops are made with the same tutorial only I used copper wire with turquoise colored glass beads.


The last ones are the same design but shaped into a tear drop shape. I also changed the design a little and added a loop of beads in the center. These earrings are made with copper wire and crystals and glass beads.