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« on: December 18, 2009 09:19:02 PM »

So these are some of my first attempts at jewelry, though I've now been at it for almost a year. (I have been slacking at taking pictures of the finished products!  Undecided) Sorry for the bad photography skills going on! Criticism loved!

A simple swirl necklace I made with wire.

This was made out of a belt buckle I tore apart.

Earrings made out of Swarovski crystal clusters.

Another pair made for a friend.

Green Bay Packer Earrings I made for my Grandma.

Simple flower set.

Earrings hung with jasper.

Some more simple ones.

The orange dangles are buttons!  Cheesy

Some fun swirls

My first attempt at weaving wire...not too pretty.

And then my favorite one after hours of trial and error and lots of poked fingers...

Sorry for the extremely large amounts of photos! Embarrassed


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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2009 04:46:41 PM »

Some incredible stuff there.  I love the last one.  Nice job.

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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2009 08:36:11 PM »

Im afraid I must disagree with you, your weaved wire necklace is VERY pretty!! I think its one of my favorites along with your flower set  Cheesy I really love the first two as well. Very awesome job!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009 02:40:36 PM »

whoa, these are so cool!

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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2009 02:01:40 PM »

Wow, I'm very impressed! I think my favorites are the first and the last and would wear all of them. The belt buckle and buttons are such a great idea!
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2009 02:36:11 PM »

I love everything you made - especially the weaved necklace!

I notice you mentioned that you haven't been working with wire for long, may I ask how you got started and what book(s), if any, you used?  I've taken an interest in wire jewelry, but don't know where to begin.
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2009 07:30:34 PM »

I like the first and last one.

The wire weaving from that small photo looks nice.

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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2009 07:35:29 PM »

Thank you everyone for your feedback!!! ^.^
I used some books I found in our public library, otherwise I would look around for ideas on the internet and try to copy what I saw, then I would try to make it my own. Now I have gotten to making my own designs, which I will hopefully post on here soon!

Here's a list of some of the books I read on wire work:
Wonderful wire works : an easy decorative craft
Links : inspired bead and wire jewelry creations
The art and craft of jewelry
Creating wire and beaded jewelry : over 35 beautiful projects using wire and beads
Making designer bead & wire jewelry : techniques for creating unique designs and handmade findings
Knitted wire jewelry : techniques, projects, inspiration
Wire jewelry : crocheted, knitted, twisted & beaded : 35 stunning step-by-step projects

And some random great ones:
Fabulous jewelry from found objects : creative projects, simple techniques
Amulets and talismans : simple techniques for creating meaningful jewelry

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