Monday, December 27, 2010

Expanding my wire creation skills beyond crochet.

Over this past summer, I began to work on crochet wire jewelry and have found something that I truly enjoy doing. I have found that working with wire has become my passion and tends to spark lots of creative ideas for me.

Because of this, I have expanded my skills to create other types of delicate wire works. Here are some of my latest creations in shaping and wire wrapping. I used a stronger 20 gauge wire for the outer shape and 26 gauge wire for the details.

Here is a pendant I created by bending wire.

However, not everyone 
wears jewelry. So I was 
inspired to shape & bend
wire to create colorful
bead sun-catchers/
ornaments, like this
dolphin and waves

I have also been shaping & wrapping wire to make elegant pins.

Creating wire shapes was first inspired by books like these;
and then later by filling the interests of customers.

Elegant Wire Jewelry: Contemporary Designs & Creative Techniques (Lark Jewelry Books)           Making Wire Jewelry: 60 Easy Projects in Silver, Copper & Brass            Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders: Creative Wirework Projects for All Levels

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