Category Archives: wirework

Making Links and Beady Links

These are steel links I’ve been making. My fingers are all dark from the soot. I love doing it. Taking wire from a spool from the hardware store and turning it into jewelry. A nail brush and some soap and … Continue reading

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Lemon Drop Earrings and Beady Links

Sticky Lemon Drop Earrings – I cut copper circles, domed and enameled them for these earrings. The enamel color is really a green-yellow but used sparingly it looks lemony. I like how they look with these darkened brass hoops. The … Continue reading

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Grapevine Pendant

This is the pendant I made in Janice Berkebile’s Grapevine Pendant class. It’s taken me a while to get it photographed and as I look at it I’m a little amazed that I actually made it. I really took the … Continue reading

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Spiral Waves Ring

I have been wanting to learn how to do more with wire and I’ve wanted to learn basket weave for a long time. So when I saw the spiral waves ring class taught by Janice Berkebile, I signed up. Even … Continue reading

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Keys and Brass Chain

One of my very loyal customers loves keys. And so when she emailed me and said please make another key necklace for me. Please baby baby please. I knew I had to. Plus I’m a key lover from way back. … Continue reading

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Silver and Serpentine

These are some of my newest earring creations and I am so happy with them.  I made the little silver circles and think they make excellent jewelry components.  I love them with gemstones, in this case serpentine.  This is the … Continue reading

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Jewelry Tools: Bent Nose Pliers

I can remember looking at a pair of bent nose jewelry pliers and wondering what in the world do you use them for.  I started making jewelry with three hand tools – a pair of needle nose pliers, chain nose … Continue reading

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Coppery Tones

I think copper has always been a beautiful choice for jewelry and in these times of high metal costs, it remains an affordable option.  I do use sterling silver and gold-filled metal in my jewelry, but also use copper, brass, … Continue reading

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Red and White Trade Bead Necklace

I got the idea for this necklace while I was in the car on the way back from Myrtle Beach.  It just came to me except the idea was to use red, white, and then black African trade beads.  When … Continue reading

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Bracelet in Progress

When I blogged about a three-strand bracelet I made recently, I mentioned that I wanted to explore some other ideas when it came to bracelets.  I love bead bracelets, but want to add more variety.  So, I looked at the … Continue reading

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