Wire Wrapped Jewelry and Tutorials by Mei

Simple Wire Jewelry Techniques and Designs, Stylish, Unique and Inspirational Ideas

Wire Jewelry - Still with Cat Earrings

Saturday, April 23, 2016

I am still not done with wire wrapped cat earrings.
Hope I am not booooring you with all the kitties:)

This time around, only the head with tiny body.

If you don't know yet, I work almost exclusively with stainless steel wire.
This is 20 gauge round wire.
They are flattened with lots of hammering.

Cute ya???

Wire wrapped cat earrings by WireBliss

Wire wrapped cat earrings by WireBliss

Wire wrapped cat earrings by WireBliss

Wire wrapped cat earrings by WireBliss

Wire wrapped cat earrings by WireBliss

Wire Jewelry - Cat Pendant

Monday, April 18, 2016

Still with cat.
This time around a wire wrapped cat pendant.
Or maybe a key chain.
Did a bit of wire weaving for the tail with copper jewelry wire.
The body is a heart shaped Rose Quartz accented with a 4mm stainless steel spacer beads.

Wire wrapped cat pendant with rose quartz and SS metal bead

Some cats facts:
  • They are the most loving animal (at least to me).
  • They are the best companion (when you are lonely) and manja (no exact English translation for this word, closest is pampered).
  • They always look cool and calm..haha.Some studies found that cat owners are more logical and practical than dog owner...hahaha...there you are dog owners!
  • Cats can improve your health too, especially your heart health.
  • Sad....millions of cats killed for food especially in China, its a delicacy.
  • There was a cat mayor somewhere in Alaska.
  • Cat cafe in Japan and Korea provide you temporary companionship with cats. 
Wire wrapped cat pendant with rose quartz and SS metal bead
More cats on the way.

Wire Jewelry - Meow! Meow! Studs

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A wire wrapped cat stud earrings made in a whim.
Not difficult to wire wrap these little kitties.
Lots of hammering to harden the body and head though.

Inspiration from my dear old cats from a long long time ago, our neighbor's cats as well as the many inspirations from the world wide web.

If dogs are man's best friend...then
Cats are woman's best friend!!

wire wrapped cat earrings by WireBliss

wire wrapped cat earrings by WireBliss

Check out some of my free wire jewelry tutorials here - Wire jewelry tutorials at WireBliss Craftsy

Wire Wrapped Donut Pendant Tutorial is now Free

Monday, March 21, 2016

Wire Wrapped Donut Pendant Tutorial is retired from my Etsy and Artfire shops.
One of my oldest tutorials.

It’s now available for download (FREE) at my Craftsy Shop, only.
It’s not available at Etsy as there will be relisting fee involves.
Artfire does not have instant download service, so it is not there too.

Only at Crafsy.
To download, click on this link below and it will lead you directly to the tutorial.

Free Wire Wrapped Donut Pendant

Wire Wrapped Donut Pendant Tutorial at WireBliss Craftsy

I hope you'd enjoy this project.
Happy wire wrapping and let me know how it goes.
Leave some pics in Craftsy if you don't mind.

Wire Wrapped Flora Earrings

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Where have all the days gone?
Just blink and almost end of 2nd week of March.

Been wanting to post this earrings since the last post.
Remember the post about my failure.
That was last month but feels like it was only yesterday.

OK, this is the outcome of that many tries.
Not very satisfied but not so badlah.

Wire wrapped earrings by WireBliss 2016

Wire is 20g and hammered hard.
Wrapped each side of the earrings with different type of gemstone beads.
One side is wire wrapped with Lapis Lazuli.

Wire wrapped earrings by WireBliss 2016
The other with 4mm frosted Amazonite.

Close up pic is not close enough but that is the closest I could get with my hand-phone camera.
My "camera" is about to die of old age.
Time to look/get a new camera - *sigh* but the one I am drolling at is just so damn expensive *sigh*.

Wire wrapped flora earrings by WireBliss

Then there is the 4mm stainless steel spacer beads.

Someone commented that the style of the earrings look "oldish" i.e. suit older woman.
I do not agree but that is her honest opinion and no offence because i trust her 200%.

Right now I am thinking about retiring 1 or 2 of my tutorials at Craftsy, Etsy and Artfire
Wait for the announcement.

Till then have a great week and happy creating.

First Fail of 2016 - Lack of Inspiration and Warming Up

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

After few months away from my pliers, wires and stones, and finally finding a temporary "corner" as my work station, look at what I have been making.

First wire jewelry of the year of 2016 and this is what I came up with after several attempts.
Total failure! Thought it was easy to pick up where I left, but actually not as easy as in my mind.

All the failed attempts

Supposed to be a flora earrings.
*Sigh*..... dunno what I was doing.
Bend left and right still didn't get it them right.
I have it in my mind but somehow the fingers and bending was not working as it should be.

All the failed attempts

At some point, I think it is the wire size....ermmmm.
The gemstone beads maybe.

All the failed attempts

Arrrrrgh! Grrrrrrrr! Geramnya!

All the failed attempts

These 3 tries abandoned for another day.
Those frosted colored gemstones are 4mm frosted amazonite while the dark blue colored are Lapiz Lazuli.

4th Borneo International Beads Conference (BIBCo) 2015 and Happy New Year 2016

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year 2016
May your dreams turn into reality and all your efforts into great achievement.
Wishing you more success in 2016 and more PEACE to the country and world.

Thank you all for your loyalty and for keeping up my rambles here at WireBliss.
Psst** will try to post more often in 2016

Yes, I have been missing from action for more than a month.
This will be the last post for 2015.
Before the new year starts, I better post about the 4th BIBCo that took place last October.....LAST OCTOBER!!! more than two months ago.
See how behind I am.

This year BIBCo was held at the Sarawak Tourism Complex which used to be the Court House, at the bank of the Sarawak River.
I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Here is a nice view of the inner courtyard of the old Court House.

Stalls were set up around the Courtyard

Gemstones necklaces
Assorted gemstones necklace at BIBCo Kuching

Native beads of Sarawak
Assorted native beads necklace at BIBCo Kuching

Beaded colars
Assorted beaded colars at BIBCo Kuching

Book by Elaine Robnett Moore
Book by Elaine Robnett Moore at BIBCo Kuching

Native beads of Sarawak
Ceramic Beads at BIBCo Kuching

Some wire wrapped earrings by Elaine Robnett Moore
Earrings by Elaine Robnett Moore at BIBCo Kuching

Glass beads by Marianne Bradman of the USA
Glass Beads by Marianne Bradman USA - BIBCo Kuching

Handwoven Baskets
Handwoven Baskets at BIBCo Kuching

Native bead necklace in the making.
Native bead necklace at BIBCo Kuching

Wire and metal work pendant
Wire and Metal Work Pendant at BIBCo Kuching

Goodbye 2015
Have a blessed 2016