Showing posts with label Earrings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Earrings. Show all posts

Sunday, April 28, 2013

I did it Upside Down

Don't get any naughty ideas :)
I am referring to the Coiled Filigree Earrings by Emily.
Tried out the project yesterday.

Well, I didn't follow through the tutorial.
Reason being I got flooded with other ideas halfway through the project.

First, while making the hoop, I decided to change it from dangle to hoop earrings.
The size of the hoops are maintained at 2.5cm in diameter.
Filigree Hoop Earrings with pearl and coral beads

Then, when the coils were completed, and I was getting ready to attach it to the bottom of the hoop, another idea came to mind. would it look like if attach to the inside of the hoop instead?

That is how I ended up with an upside down version of Emily's Filigree earrings. Instead of this
Filigree Hoop Earrings with pearl and coral beads
....a hoop filigree earrings
Filigree Hoop Earrings with pearl and coral beads

The beads, coral and pearl were wire wrapped to the bottom.

Filigree Hoop Earrings with pearl and coral beads

Filigree Hoop Earrings with pearl and coral beads

How do you like my version of the Coiled Filigree Earrings :)?
Hope you like them.
I love them.

If you would like to learn how to make a Coiled Filigree Earrings, check out Emily's Tutorial here.
Who knows you might be flooded with more ideas than me.

Emily, thanks for the inspiration.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Wire Weave Stud Earrings and Cross - Lapiz Lazuli

I have written about Lapiz Lazuli
previously – Lapiz as Healing Stone.
Well, it didn't get rid of my migraine
headache…yet….because I don’t put it on all the time but who knows.

However, I am still in awe with this dark blue gemstone which is regarded as a stone of truth and friendship and believe to helps the wearer to be authentic and allow self-expression/confidence.

Few months back, I purchased a teardrop and oval shaped Lapiz suitable for pendant and ring. Been meaning to wire wrap them for self but as usual, many ideas ran through my head when I first saw them but once they reached home, they’ll be sitting in the box for many moons to come…haha....bad habit.

These pair of wire weaved stud earrings and cross is commissioned by a friend. I employed the weaving technique for the cross as well as the Herringbone weave for studs.
Herringbone wire weaved stud earrings, Lapiz Lazuli

How do you like the earrings?
Me too…I love it…hehe
Notice the tiny golden shimmer?
They are not gold, how I wish, but pyrites.

Wire weaved cross with Lapiz Lazuli

Today is my favorite day....yay its Friday!
Don't we all look forward to Friday :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wire Jewelry - Earrings, Borneo Ceramic Beads

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 wrapped ethnic bead earrings

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 - and sign up for the newsletter, you'll get the chance to win.
Have a great week.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Wire Wrap Stud Earrings

Here's a bunch of wire wrap stud earrings for your viewing pleasure and hopefully will inspire you to create them too.
This time around, they are of mix stones.
Mostly in natural earthy colors.
No reds or orange, the calling for attention type of colors.

wire wrapped stud earrings - simple yet elegant

wire wrapped stud earrings
From L-R: pearl, tiger eyes, smoky quartz, turquoise and moonstone.

This project is relatively easy to achieve. If you are feeling adventurous and crafty, you can check out my tutorial for the same wire wrap stud earrings by following this link here:

Click - Simple Yet Elegant Wire Wrap Stud Earrings Tutorial

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wire Wrap Sea Horse Earrings

The previous pair of this similar earrings here was originally named Seahorse's Tail earrings.
Somehow, this recent pair here looks more like two little snake (Cobra) facing each other.
Don't you think so? Hmmm...didn't plan for this look but I am quite happy both sides turned out alright.
All component of this earrings are handmade except for the crystals and gemstones.
Wire wrapped Seahorse's Tail earrings
 Look like 2 lite snake

Wire wrapped Seahorse's Tail earrings with gemstones charms
 Here they look like two little birds :)

Wire wrapped Seahorse's Tail earrings

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Health Issue and Wire Wrapped Studs

Finally, I am feeling better to blog again.
Phew! what a way to start the year of the Dragon.
Been away for a while due to health issue but now I am regaining back my strength.
The only positive outcome of this is that I lost about 3 kilogram of my weight, the amount of weight that I have been trying to get rid of for years :) ....not so obvious though but I can revisit some of my favorite clothes that got pushed behind the closet for years...LOL...hope they are not out of fashion.
Today and tomorrow, I will be playing with my wires and pliers again.
My hurt hand is "itchy" to play already although there is a wee bit of pain if I twist it around.

Meanwhile, here are some stud earrings, pearl necklace and a set of dangle pearl earrings with wire wrap clovers that I completed before the hand accident and health issue.
Pearl wire wrap stud earrings - simple yet elegant

Pearl wire wrap stud earrings - simple yet elegant

Pearl wire wrap stud earrings and wire clasp
 The tutorial for this type of studs is available at my etsy shop here.

Wire wrap pearl necklace and earrings
Wire wrap clover dangle earrings

Wire wrapped clover dangle earrings
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Quick and Easy Projects for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just around the corner.
For those who always do things last minute, just like me, here are my recommended last minute Quick and Easy wire jewelry projects for you.
They are all available at my Etsy Shop.
Here goes.

Wire Wrap Rose Ring - 30 minutes.
Tutorial for wire wrapped rose ring
What others say about this tutorial:
  • Real simple and easy to make.
  • This ring is so easy & so pretty
  • Clear concise instruction.
  • It's given me a few ideas for new flowery items!
  • Very detailed and easy to follow! Lots of close up pictures!! I need that!! Thanks!! :)
  • Good description, easy to follow...thanks!
  • Excellent tutorial: detailed & very well-illustrated.
  • Very simple design - described well &easy to follow!
Wire Wrap Rose Earrings - 30 minutes
Tutorial for wire wrapped earrings
What others have to say about this tutorial:
  • Wow, brilliant design, so simple yet very elegant! I'm a beginner and made this in 30 minutes. Instructions were very clear. Thanks.
  • Very Fun to learn & do!!! Thank you!!
  • Very easy tutorial.
  • Not a day has passed from buying tutorial and I have a new pair of earring already! Such fun to make and very easy instructions to follow,thank you.
Wire Wrap Stud Earrings - 30 minutes
Tutorial for wire wrapped stud earrings
What others have to say about this tutorial:
  • Easy and looks great. I'm a beginner and made a pair in less than 30 minutes. The finished look is very professional. Will make more to give away as presents.
  • Easy to understand!!! I made my first pair already! I love it!!! Thank you.
  • Perfect! Easy to follow.
  • I've made several pairs of these earrings for birthday gifts -- my friends love them!
  • Clear step-by-step instructions with lots of good photos. Love the cute earrings that can be made with them.
  • Very well put together Tutorial, WONDERFUL PICTURES... I have always liked this type of stud earring,now I have made several pairs already, lots of fun! 
  • Very concise and clear instructions. The photos are enough to get the idea from. Very well documented tutorial.
  • Tutorial has clear step-by-step photos, all in color, and looks super easy. I know what I'm giving as gifts this holiday season!
Other quick and easy projects you can check out are:
Tutorial for wire wrapped infinity bracelet
Tutorial for Sparkly O Studs earrings
Tutorial for sparkly crystal ring
Happy wrapping :)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wire Wrap Stud Earrings - New Design

My "reply to comment" is back in order. How did I do it? I took the shortest and easiest way least for me, as I don't think I'd be able to find out the problem (and solve it) on my own.....technically challenged.
So, I uninstalled, downloaded and re-installed Chrome!!! Thanks to Google I was able to get back all my bookmarks, etc. and at the same time get rid of some of the apps installed but never used.

Anyway, I hope you have a great Chinese New Year (CNY) and holidays (for those celebrating).
Mine is so and so, punctuated with unpleasantness here and there.
It was a wet CNY and kind of gloomy on most days, till this moment.
Another day more and its back to work.....
The whole week almost gone....and still lots to do.

Today, I am sharing with you a new design for a wire wrap stud earrings.
No soldering or gluing involved here.
Just plain wire wrapping.
Wire wrapped earrings

This earrings was designed (special request) and made to match a bracelet of the same coin glass beads (sorry, no picture as I handed the bracelet to the new owner as soon as it was done).
Thanks Marc for getting me thinking and came up with this studs design.

Wire wrapped earrings

A tutorial for this wire wrap stud earrings is in the list.
Meanwhile, for another stud earrings design, you can check out this design available at my Etsy Shop.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Twice Around the World Set

Its rainy days here in Kuching.
After 4 or 5 hours of rain this morning, the roadside drain is overflowed.
This rarely happen and I have a feeling lots of places in the city are flooded by now.
A friend got caught and stuck in the traffic jam on the way to work.
Hubby called to let me know not to go out this morning as most roads (on his way to work) are flooded and cars are stuck in between.
There goes my leave. I am suppose to get an official matter done this morning.
Anyway, this is a good opportunity to post my recent pretties for your viewing.

A set of Twice Around the World (TAW) Wire Wrap Bracelet, Ring and Earrings with Malachite

Twice Around the World (TAW) wire wrapped necklace, earrings and ring set
 The tutorial for the TAW Bracelet is available here.

Twice Around the World (TAW) wire wrapped necklace, earrings and ring set with Malachite

Twice Around the World (TAW) wire wrapped ring with Malachite
 The tutorial for this TAW Ring is available at my Etsy Shop - here

Twice Around the World (TAW) wire wrapped ring with Malachite

Twice Around the World (TAW) wire wrapped ring with Malachite around finger

It is still raining heavily outside.
Be safe.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

TAW Ring and Bunch of Sparklies

These ring and earrings were made and shared by Martin whom I mentioned back in February when he made this - Martin's TAW Bracelet. He emailed me these pictures right after that and I totally forgot to share them with you all till now. Erm...very forgetful nowadays!
This ring is his third attempt based on my TAW Ring Tutorial.
What do you think?
twice around the world (TAW) wire wrapped ring
Here's two pairs of earrings based on TAW Bracelet tutorial and rose ring tutorial (the pair to the left).
I think it would be nice to wrap a bead to each of the bottom ring.

twice around the world (TAW) wire wrapped earrings
What have I been up to last weekend besides barbecue?
Yeah! More Sparkly Crystal Rings - all of them pearl though.
a bunch of wire wrapped sparkly rings with pearls and Swarovski Crystals

wire wrapped sparkly ring with pearl

Was hoping to finish other projects but unable to.
Till the next piece, have a wonderful week ahead :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pearl Necklace & Studs

For the last few weeks I have been busy with non-wire jewelry related projects that I hardly have time to work on commissioned pieces. Now that I think about it, its more like I've been busy since the beginning of 2011. That's also why this blog have been neglected for long period of time.
Hope to be back more often soon and start creating :)
Anyway, in between that time, I managed to complete a last minute request for a wire wrap pearl necklace and two pairs of earrings.
I jumped several Qs though :)
a wire wrap pearl necklace and two pairs of earrings

These studs here are made based on my own technique, for which a tutorial is available here - Wire Wrap Studs Earrings - Simple Yet Elegant.
wire wrapped stud earrings with pearl and turquoise

This pair is a remake from leftover beads, from a stringed bracelet.
Love those teardrops (Garnet & Amethyst) at the bottom.
wire wrapped dangle earrings with teardrop charms (Garnet & Amethyst)

You may want to check these out:
Studs - no gluing or soldering
Studs oh Studs
Studs - Variation (with bows) by Louise and Don
More Studs
Dangle Variation
The Tutorial

Sunday, March 06, 2011

The Theme is Purple - Cluster Ring and Earrings

This time around this Cluster Ring comes together with a pair of matching earrings.
My previous cluster rings are here and here.
Stones are mixture of purple or near purple gemstones and crystals.
The swirly part of the earrings would make a very nice stud, even without the dangling stones.

Wire wrapped Cluster Ring with mixture of purple or near purple gemstones and crystals

Wire wrapped Cluster earrings with mixture of purple or near purple gemstones and crystals

Wire wrapped Cluster earrings with mixture of purple or near purple gemstones and crystals
Yesterday, I completed half of this sparkly rings in the car while waiting for William to finish his swimming lesson.
a bunch of wire wrapped sparkly rings with pearl and tiger eyes

a bunch of wire wrapped sparkly rings with pearl and tiger eyes
I've heard of people lugging their tools and wires in the car and work in the car but this is my first time.
May be doing more of this as I spend lot of time in the car waiting for the boys.
working on a bunch of wire wrapped sparkly rings with pearl and tiger eyes in the car
Related Posts:
Sparkly Crystal Ring Tutorial - learn to make this Sparkly Ring (Etsy Shop)
Sparkly Crystal Ring Again and more links at the bottom of the post

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Paua Shell Earrings and the Eyes

This pair of Paua earrings was completed few weeks back.
Came across these pictures while clearing some files from the laptop.
They are large, about 5cm across but lightweight.
(Paua shell is gift from SIL who came back for holiday recently - thanks Jee Chee)
Hmmm....I have not wire wrap anything since the last two weeks. Now that Chinese New Year is just around the corner, I doubt I'd be able to hold my pliers and wires just yet.
a pair of wire wrapped Paua earrings on wooden table

a pair of wire wrapped Paua earrings hanging on a plant
Besides, William just started his swimming lessons 3 weekends ago. So now, Saturday is full - Taekwando in the morning and swimming in the afternoon. There goes my weekend! Look here...
William in the pool, swimming lesson
William in the pool for his swimming lesson
He was enjoying it in the beginning. After about half an hour he complained his eyes being uncomfortable. Actually they were red. My fault! I didn't get him his goggle. So, off we went in search of his goggle, online and offline. You wouldn't know until you experience them yourself, how time consuming it is to search for their swimming trunk and goggle, etc. etc..well at least here in Kuching....or maybe we got too distracted by these popular sunglasses and these wholesale kids sunglasses. Keep reminding myself that I am not looking for sunglasses for myself :)
Yes, we got William his goggle. He's so happy with them that he wanted to bring them to bed with him..duh!
Still on eyes and eyeglasses, Hubby got his reading glasses last night!
Yeah! he needs them earlier than me...hehe...but I can use them too...which means I am going to need them very very soon :( Not something I am looking forward to though.
Look at this...

 Happy Sunday and take very good care of your eyes.