Monday, August 15, 2011

Wire-work Jewelry

Lately I've been trying to get back into making jewelry. I had been pretty lazy for awhile, and now that my studio is set up and I've unpacked all my beads I wanted to get crafting!  I was really interested in trying to crochet wire. I have a crochet beaded necklace I bought in Annapolis years ago, and I thought...I can do that! After a couple of tries, I think I have the technique down.
Fluorite beaded necklace ($30)
Amethyst Beaded Necklace ($25)
I have so far made 3 necklaces; 2 fluorite and one amethyst.  Next I moved onto earrings. I really wanted to make these beautiful wire flowers that I had seen. It turns out that crocheting with wire is really hard on your fingers--who would have thought.  I guessed it wouldn't be fun, but it's pretty difficult because the wire doesn't slide at all like yarn and you can't really...start over. I struggled with these flowers, but I think they turned out pretty well in the end.

Chainmaille earrings--so much fun to make! ($12)

wire flowers ($10)

If you are interested in buying any of these--email me. I am planning on taking more pictures in the near future when I'm near my camera.


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