Wire Wrapped Jewelry and Tutorials by Mei


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

Wire Jewelry - Earrings, Borneo Ceramic Beads

Monday, September 17, 2012

These are very special one of a kind beads due to its colorful combination.
The handmade nature of the process and the natural individuality of the clay and colors result in variations from bead to bead, expressed in differences of shape, sizes, texture and color.

You wouldn't notice it from the pictures but one of the beads on this wire wrap earrings is actually smaller than the other one. I guess it doesn't matter when the colors compensated for this :)

wire wrap ethnic bead earrings by WireBliss

This pair of earrings is experimental.
All components are handmade with lots of hammering on the 19g stainless steel wire.
The ear hook was OK as I hammered after shaping them.
The toughest part was twisting the wires that hold the beads.
I can only twist them after hammering the wire ends flat so it was really really tough and hard work.
Almost gave up on that.
Glad I didn't break my pliers.

Before signing off, don't forget to check out my Tutorial Giveaway at Magpie Gemstones.
If you you click on this link - http://www.magpiegemstones.com/news.html and sign up for the newsletter, you'll get the chance to win.
Have a great week.

2 comments :

Azure Accessories Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 11:08:00 AM GMT+8  

Great earrings Mei...I particularly like the beads they are great!!! I've never used stainless steel wire, sounds rather difficult to use.

Cheers

Mei Tan Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 1:02:00 PM GMT+8  

If you work with stainless steel wire (soft one of course) all the time, you'll get use to it. It is slightly harder than other wires but they are great as you can see in all the jewelry I created here.
Unless otherwise stated, most (maybe 95%) of my jewelry here are stainless steel wire jewelry :)
One day maybe you can give it a try and let me know what you think.

Post a Comment

I like to hear what you have in mind. Thank you for your time.