Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Bit of Wire Wrapping

I don't normally do this type of wire-wrapping. Anyone who does it regularly must be a bit insane. It's time consuming and the wire is persnickety. I use fine silver wire to keep the persnickety-ness to a minimum. It doesn't work harden the way the sterling silver does.

This first pair of earrings is super long. They look like twigs to me. I wrapped them with a series of  seed pearls and tiny faceted garnets.






For my next pair, I did a more daring color combination: apatite and golden tourmaline. These are shorter, but just a little more elaborate.





I don't have plans to list these in my etsy shop. I have 4 (ack, what was I thinking?!?) craft shows coming up and I need these earrings to keep my selections varied. You may see them on etsy later in the season, f they don't sell. But I hope they do!

4 comments:

Deb @ Crysallis said...

oooooo new venture!! And they look great Vicki!! :D

Patty Woodland said...

I really like these. I have to admit that I find this kind of wire wrapping somewhat zen like when I get going with it.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I like these too. Well 4 craft shows.... takes work but so much fun when you get in the middle of it.
Nicole/Beadwright

Jennifer Watson said...

I think these earrings are gorgeous! They look wonderful... Now, I'm eager to follow my dream of making my own jewellery design. :)