I've been having fun with my jewelry making lately. I've been wanting to use chains, jumprings, and wirewrapping, but have been reluctant because of the price of sterling silver. Last time I bought sterling silver wire for wire wrapping, sterling was at about $12 an ounce. Now, it's almost up to $35 !!! So, I decided to go with a more vintage look with antiqued brass, and some copper.
Here is one necklace I did using fine copper chains. A total of 20 strands make up this necklace!
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Here's the copper clasp I used
This next one I call Swallows in Blue Sky. I got a couple of cute brass connectors in the shape of a flying swallow. I went asymmetrical here, and only put in one swallow on one side. As I was adding a couple of Swarovski crystals for the focal, I noticed a handful of Botswana Agate beads setting in front of me, so I added one to this necklace. Just because it was there!
Speaking of Botswana Agate (I just like SAYING Botswana :-D ), here's a couple of bracelets made with Botswana Agate. This first one is strung on beading wire, with sterling silver.
This second one I wire wrapped the beads with antiqued brass wire into links, and used antiqued brass jumprings to attach the links together. I like the looks of the "more than needed" wire wrapping.
And since I like the over-the-top method of wire wrapping, here's a couple of necklaces I like.
Manmade purples and yellows quartz
And how about some earrings !!
Blue Lampwork Glass
So, yes, I have been having fun with wire wrapping! To see more, check out my Etsy shop
Jewelry From Tucson
For all you jewelry makers, I have been adding some beads and findings that I got at the Tucson Gem Show this past February to my shop. Check them out, I'll be adding more!
Beads and Findings
I have also noticed on Etsy that some folks like to buy beads that are already wire wrapped and ready to go onto earrings or necklaces. So I have started making up and selling dangles. You can find them in my shop here