Showing posts with label Wire Crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wire Crafts. Show all posts

Saturday, June 05, 2021

Wire Wrapped Rosary with Mixed Gemstones

Mixed Gemstones Wire Wrapped Rosary

Completed this wire wrapped cross and rosary recently.
Customer requested for mixed gemstones i.e., healing gemstones for this rosary so here goes.
I mixed the following gemstones that made up this rosary:
  • Citrine - stone of joy, enthusiasm, optimism, warmth, motivation, and clarity
  • Amethyst - purifying and protective
  • Rose Quartz - love stone, comforting and calming
  • Moonstone - soothing, inner growth, positive thinking
  • Jasper - courage, empowering, confidence, quick thinking 
  • Agate - soothes and calms
  • Malachite - protection 
  • Turquoise - heal the mind, body and soul
  • Smoky Quartz - aid concentration and memory
  • Tiger's Eye - motivate
Wire Wrapped Cross with Amethyst Close Up

Wire Wrapped Rosary with Mixed Gemstones

Wire Wrapped Rosary with Mixed Gemstones - whole

Wire Wrapped Rosary with Mixed Gemstones


Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Face Mask Chain with Bloodstone and Ichthus

Face Mask Chain - Bloodstone and Wire Fish / Ichthus

Another face mask chain with Bloodstone and Ichthus / wire fish, similar to this one.
It is on its way to its new owner.
I hope it arrives safely.

Face mask chain with Bloodstone and Wire Fish / Ichthus on mask
Wear it as face mask chain

Face mask chain with Bloodstone and Wire Fish / Ichthus on mask
Wear it as necklace

Face mask chain with Bloodstone and Wire Fish / Ichthus on mask
Alternative way to hook the wire fish / Ichthus

Face mask chain with Bloodstone and Wire Fish / Ichthus on mask
It is long enough for layered bracelet

Face mask chain with Bloodstone and Wire Fish / Ichthus as Layered Bracelet
Wear it as layered bracelet

Friday, May 28, 2021

Wire Wrapped Fire Polished Glass Beads Bracelet

Wire Wrapped Bracelet

Yesterday, this bracelet was delivered safely to its new owner.
These are fire polished glass beads that are complemented by a crackle glass bead as focal.
It measures a little more than 18 cm in length. 

Wire Wrapped Fire Polished Glass Beads Bracelet on Shuku's Wrist
Safely around her wrist now :)

Wire Wrapped Fire Polished Glass Beads Bracelet on Wrist
Someone else's wrist before it was shipped out.

Wire Wrapped Fire Polished Glass Beads Bracelet
Sparkle! Sparkle!

Wire Wrapped Fire Polished Glass Beads Bracelet and Face Mask Chain
A little extra in the parcel :)

Have safe weekend everyone.
We are going into full lockdown for two weeks starting tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Beaded Face Mask Chains/ Straps

Wire Wrapped Face Mask Chains / Straps with Stainless Steel Chain

At last, this collection use stainless steel chains and wire wrapped beads, oh not forgetting the stainless steel lobster clasps.
Among all the face masks chains / straps I made, I prefer this as it is more durable and for sure last longer. 
Another plus, stainless steel does not tarnish or change color and very easy to clean. 
All you need to do is clean it with dishwashing detergent or tooth paste, or shampoo, or shower cream, or baking soda, etc. etc. with a small brush e.g. toothbrush. 
Easy peasy!

Wire Wrapped beaded face mask chains/ straps with stainless steel chain

Wire Wrapped beaded face mask chains/ straps with stainless steel chain

Wire Wrapped beaded face mask chains/ straps with stainless steel chain

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Beaded Face Mask Chain - Fire Polished Glass Beads with Seed Beads

Blue Themed Face Mask Chain 

Not done with face mask chain yet :)
This time around is blue themed.
Length is about 60cm.
Beads - Fire Polished Glass Beads and seed beads.

Post Fire Polished Glass Beads with Seed Beads Face Mask Chain

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Fire Polished Glass Beads with Seed Beads Face Mask chain

Gold and Pink Themed Face Mask Chains

Made another two face mask chains with the remaining Fire Polished Glass beads.
The total length of each chain is about 60 cm. 
The bigger beads are 10 mm Borneo Ceramic Beads and Murano beads.
Have a great weekends everyone.

Fire Polished Glass Beads with Seed Beads Face Mask chain

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Wire Wrapped Bracelet - Fire Polished and Crackle Beads

Crackle and Fire Polished Beads Bracelet

A deviation from face mask chain in today's post.
Got tired with face mask chain so wire wrapped this simple bracelet instead.
Been a while since I last wire wrapped a bracelet.
Have a great Sunday.

Crackle Beads and Fire Polished Beads Bracelet


Saturday, May 15, 2021

Beaded Face Mask / Eyeglasses Chain with Crackle Beads and Fire Polished Glass Beads

Beaded Face Mask Chain - Green and Gold Theme

Here's another two face mask chain made with combination of seed beads, fire polished and crackle glass beads.
Both measured about 60 cm in length.

Crackle Glass, Fire Polished Glass Beads face mask chain
Green and pink themed face mask chains.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Beaded Face Mask Chain/ Strap

Face Mask Chain with Seed Beads, Fire Polished Glass Beads and Crackle Beads

First of all Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, to all my Muslim friends and relatives, near and far.
This year, like last year, we are still battling Covid-19.
MCO/PKP, CMCO/PKPD, RMCO/PKPP or whatever it's called are still enforced.
Its been rough and full of uncertainties. 
Wherever you are now, stay safe and stay healthy. 

Another face mask chain with seed beads chain. 
The length of this piece is about 60 cm.
This piece has found a new home too.
Hope it serves the new owner well during this difficult pandemic time.

Face Mask Chain with Crackle Glass Beads, Seed Beads and Fire Polished Beads

Friday, April 16, 2021

5 in 1 Beaded Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap, Layered Bracelet and Necklace

Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap Convertible to Layered Bracelet or Necklace

That's a long title.
Before that let me announce - I so love this convertible chain/strap 💗
Still with face mask and eyeglasses strap.
This is an extension to the earlier Tourmaline face mask and eyeglasses strap posted a few days earlier - here.
Instead of one, this is a "2 in 1" piece and actually convertible into "5 in 1".
Yeah! 5 in 1! Just read on.
The main function is as eyeglasses and face mask straps at the same time.
Then, there are 3 more ways to wear it.

Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Straps, close up on eyeglasses temple
Close up of the connection section of the strap

2 in 1 Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap as Necklace
Side view of the tourmaline and pearl eyeglasses strap, also act as a necklace

Material and Components:

The strap or chain consists of the following:
  • 2.5 mm - 3 mm natural gemstones - Tourmaline
  • 3 mm natural pearl for the eyeglasses strap
  • 2 pairs of stainless steel lobster clasps (non-tarnish)
  • Other connectors - stainless steel jump rings and stainless steel knot ends caps
The strap length for the eyeglasses, together with the Tourmaline section that goes around the back of the neck is about 60 cm.
Longer than that, the eyeglasses would be hanging too far down your chest (when not in use). 
It will knock or rub against other surfaces, especially the desk or table if you are leaning close to the desk while working, eating, etc.

The length of the face mask strap (Tourmaline) is shorter at approximately 50cm. 
Shortened because the face mask sits lower than the eyeglasses.

2 in 1 Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap as Necklace
Convert into a necklace by hooking the lobster clasps together when the Tourmaline sections are not hooked on the face mask.

First, you can wear it as an eyeglasses strap and necklace at the same time. 
Just hook the tourmaline sections together to turn it into a necklace. 

2 in 1 Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap as Necklace
2 in 1 eyeglasses and face mask straps.

Second, use it for both eyeglasses and face masks. 

2 in 1 Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Straps
This is how it looks from the front.

Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap as Layered Necklace
Convert into a layered necklace

Third, when not use for eyeglasses and face mask, convert it into a layered necklace. 
Note the pearl section is longer here.
You can also turn it around so that the longer section goes to the back, or vice-versa. 

Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap as Layered Necklace, pearl section visible
Another alternative to the conversion. Pearl sections together.

Fourth, you can reposition the layers so that the pearl pairs/ sections or Tourmaline sections are together. 
I like this combination better.

Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap as Layered Necklace, displaying the Tourmaline Section
Tourmaline sections together.

Once again, you can turn the necklace around to show off the Tourmaline sections instead. 

Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Straps as Layered Bracelet

Fifth, as a layered bracelet.
What can I say, this is my favorite piece.
So versatile and practical.
Convertible to at least 5 lovely usages.
What more can I ask for?

Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap unhooked
The necklace, bracelet, face mask and eyeglassess straps unclasp

Tourmaline and Pearl Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap, close up of connection point
Close up of the pearl and tourmaline sections of the strap.

If you are interested in a similar piece, please contact me via the contact form at the bottom of this blog, or leave a comment here, or email me (at the top right of this page), or FB me or message me for details.
At the moment I don't have ready-made pieces so can't list the item yet.

Cheers and have a great day.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

First Appeared at WireBliss - Wire Wrapped Bunga Terung Earrings

Wire Wrapped Bunga Terung Pearl Earrings

New design for a pair of pearl earrings.
Simple one-of-a-kind wire-wrapped Bunga Terung. 
Each Bunga Terung is wire-wrapped with a piece of 20 g stainless steel wire.
While the pearl is wrapped with 24 g wire.
The Bunga Terung itself is about 2 cm in length, end to end.

The wire-wrapped Bunga Terung first appeared here - Bunga Terung link.

Wire-wrapped Pearl Earrings with Bunga Terung design.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

First Appeared at WireBliss - Wire Wrapped Bunga Terung

Wire Wrapped Bunga Terung - One of a Kind

Bunga Terung in English is Eggplant (Terung) Flower (Bunga).
This flora motif is popular in traditional Iban tattoos.
As tattoo, the Bunga Terung marks the rite of passage of a boy into manhood.
The spiral at the center represents tali nyawa, literally translated into "life rope" - the rope of life.
This spiral is similar to the underside of a tadpole. 
Therefore, the Bunga Terung with the tali nyawa symbolizes the beginning of a new life - you may read more at Wikipedia.

Here's the prototype of my wire-wrapped Bunga Terung, inspired by the Iban's Bunga Terung.
They don't look exactly like the Bunga Terung symbol in tattoo, but that's where the inspiration came from.
These are wire-wrapped with 20g and 21g stainless steel and brass wires. The pair at the bottom left was hammered flat. 


Sunday, April 11, 2021

Beaded Eyeglasses and Face Mask Strap

Tourmaline Face Mask, Eyeglasses Strap

.....and it is convertible to necklace or layered bracelet, similar with the earlier face mask / eyeglasses straps earlier - Striped Onyx Eyeglasses, Face Mask Strap and Watermelon Eyeglasses, Facemask Strap
This strap is however, slightly shorter at about 45 cm, for a smaller size person.
The Tourmaline is 3 mm in size, so this is a very dainty and delicate piece.
Added two 6 mm oval shaped Swarovski crystal on both ends, to give it a bit of sparkle :)

Tourmaline Face Mask Strap as Necklace
Tourmaline face mask, eyeglasses strap as necklace.

Some benefits and characteristics of Tourmaline are:
  • Promotes self-worth
  • Promotes love and positivity
  • Healing stones that promotes happiness, serenity and balance
  • Promotes tolerance and Understanding

Tourmaline Eyeglasses Strap
Tourmaline eyeglasses strap.

Tourmaline Eyeglasses Strap
Tourmaline eyeglasses strap.

Tourmaline Face Mask Strap as Layered Bracelet
Tourmaline face mask, eyeglasses strap looks delicate as layered bracelet.

Close up of Tourmaline Eyeglasses Strap
Wire wrapped 6 mm Swarovski crystal as charm.

Beaded Eyeglasses and Face Mask Strap

Watermelon Eyeglasses cum Face Mask Strap

This eyeglasses strap uses 4 mm watermelon beads.
Off to the new owner already.

Watermelon Eyeglasses Strap with Wire Wrapped Bunga Terung
Eyeglasses strap with Watermelon and wire wrapped Bunga Terung.

Watermelon Face Mask Strap with Wire Wrapped Bunga Terung
As face mask strap.

Watermelon Face Mask Strap as Necklace
As necklace. Just hook the lobster clasps together.

Watermelon Eyeglasses Strap with Wire Wrapped Bunga Terung
Watermelon beads and wire wrapped Bunga Terung as eyeglasses strap.

Watermelon Eyeglasses Strap with Wire Wrapped Bunga Terung
Close up of the wire wrapped Bunga Terung.

Tiger Eyes Eyeglasses, Face Mask Strap
Eyeglasses, face mask strap with 4 mm tiger eyes.