Saturday, June 23, 2012

Little S-Link Silver Wire Bracelet

I learned that I need a LOT of practice when it comes to jewelry making. I have a vision, but in the process I lose it, and just get frustrated. I'm still learning how to manipulate wire, and still need either Tool Magic or some nylon pliers so that I stop stripping the wire. In any case, I tried to make a simple bracelet for my niece today. It's a little smaller so I'm hoping it fits her nicely.

S-Link bracelet with silver wire and beads

Another view

Full circle

It's very simplistic, but I hope she likes it. What do you folks think? Suggestions, supplies, insights, commentary, anything, I need to know!! Thanks for reading ^^


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Silver Wire Wrapped Spiral Ring

Hello again! Here we go, playing with wire. I would love to do some casting, soldering, etc. but I don't have the equipment (or space, or money), so I'm sticking with wire for now to create these little accessories. I'm using 20 gauge artistic silver wire, along with round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, and side cutters. 

And today I have....(drum roll)... a wire wrapped spiral ring! See?

My spirals are not perfect, but nothing is. Don't judge!

Here's the rear view (hehehe, rear).

As you can see, it doesn't really stand up well (I mean hello, it has spirals!). So don't mind that it keeps falling to the side.

Looks a little sad here  : (

On the finger, so shiny!

I give it a thumbs up  ^^

I'm not going to try to sell this yet, but if you have feedback, ideas, comments, let me know.

Hand made bracelet using silver wire and beads

Hello! I have recently taken an interest in jewelry making. I ordered my first silver wire, tools and beads and went to work right away.  Here is the "finished" product.  Finished, of course, if it gets positive feedback.

I aimed for symmetry. Did I get it?

Another aerial photo of the bracelet.
As seen on the hand. Rockin'  \m/

Up close.

Lobster clasp.

The wire measures 7.5", however having looped the ends it cuts down the size of the bracelet. I could adjust it for whoever would want it. It's currently posted on Etsy for a modest price. I'd like to justify buying more supplies and equipment if I can at least cover costs, because I really love making jewelry so far! Please take a look, and if you fancy anything, let me know!