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Wirework jewelry bits

Back in September I took a week off from other commitments and spent a fair amount of that time working on my wirework skills by using mostly cheap materials to do projects from magazines I've collected. I finally got around to taking pictures of some of the results.

This is the only one I did in silver wire (the kind that comes pre-twisted).

I'm not happy with this one yet. It needs something.

I'm quite proud of this one, but I have to redo the way it hangs on the earwire.

I didn't do such a good job on this, but the instructions called for square wire and I only had round, so it was more difficult. I think it has personality anyway.

I'm really pleased with the wire wrapped marbles and nuggets (although I could have done neater wrapping in parts).


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mittelbar
Nov. 17th, 2004 09:41 pm (UTC)
"Personality" is a good word for what the beadiethings have! I also do like the wire wrap.

Maybe #2 needs some "line weight" variation? You know what I mean? Like what #3 has.
firecat
Nov. 18th, 2004 12:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, that would help.
pir_anha
Nov. 17th, 2004 09:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Wirework jewelry bits
oh, nice wrappy personalities!

i agree about #2 needing something; there's too much... emptiness in that centre space. maybe more spirals closer together, or more of a gradation from wide to narrow? or something narrow beady in the centre, or a tight wrap around the center stem?
firecat
Nov. 18th, 2004 12:36 am (UTC)
Re: Wirework jewelry bits
Thanks! Good ideas. I'm leaning toward bead(s) in the center, I think. (Assuming I don't just take it apart and start over.)
naomifine
Nov. 17th, 2004 10:21 pm (UTC)
I want some!
Hi. These are beautiful. I don't have pierced ears, but i like pendants, though it can't be too heavy (for my neck). do you sell them, and what kind of price range?
firecat
Nov. 18th, 2004 12:32 am (UTC)
Re: I want some!
Thanks! I'd make you pendant(s) like the last three for $10 each plus whatever it costs to mail them. Send email to stef at cat-and-dragon dot com if you are interested. I have nuggets and marbles in various colors.
sistercoyote
Nov. 17th, 2004 10:27 pm (UTC)
I <3 your work. Seriously. I am envious, and if I move to your area would like to maybe sit down and learn from you. :)
firecat
Nov. 18th, 2004 12:34 am (UTC)
I would really enjoy that.

In the meantime you could pick up Mark Lareau's book All Wired Up, which is what I mostly used to learn wirework.
bookofnights
Nov. 18th, 2004 01:27 am (UTC)
Thank you for the book recommendation. It looks like fun.
cha
Nov. 18th, 2004 12:18 am (UTC)
those are fantastic - I specially like the first, third and fourth ones!!
firecat
Nov. 18th, 2004 12:37 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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