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Friday, March 21, 2008

Pearl Necklace and Pipa Pendant (Reverse)

My holiday didn't go to waste after all. I completed a necklace and pendant today. Fingers are better today. This checkered pearl necklace and pipa pendant (reverse usage) is made up of 107 pieces of pearls of various kind. There are the 5mm (white and blue), 6mm (blue), 8mm (white) and 12mm pearls coin (Blue/purplish). wire wrapped checkered pearl necklace and pipa pendant (reverse usage)The length of the necklace is about 17 inches while the pendant measures 4 cm from top to bottom. wire wrapped checkered pearl necklace and pipa pendant (reverse usage)The pendant is designed according to the Wired Chinese Knot, same as I used for this earring, introduced by Corra but used differently here. wire wrapped checkered pearl necklace and pipa pendant (reverse usage)wire wrapped checkered pearl necklace and pipa pendant (reverse usage)
Back view of the pendant here.
wire wrapped pearl braceletAnd the handcrafted hook. I like this one.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Still with Donut Pendant and Pipa Technique

Last night/ early this morning I completed this Donut Jade Pendant incorporating the Pipa technique into this otherwise boring Jade Donut Bead. The idea have been swimming around my head for about two weeks while I was wire wrapping the other two donut jade pendants. Somehow I can't figure out how to finish it off, especially on the bail part. So, this piece developed as I was making it and one lead to another and along the way I figured out how to finish off the bail. Wire wrapped Donut Jade Pendant Close up of Wire wrapped Donut Jade Pendant - Pipa techniqueWire wrapped Donut Jade Pendant - Pipa techniqueThe jade donut measures about 2.3cm at its widest and the length of the pendant is about 3.5cm. The 10 beads surrounding the pipa knot are 4mm unakite and coral beads. There are another 8 of them at the backside of the pendant. I added one 6mm round swarovski crystal (AB) to the top of the pendant to give it a bit of shine/sparks. Wire wrapped Donut Jade Pendant - Pipa techniqueThe Guess the number of rings contest was fun but was over a bit too soon :) The winner is Kathy. Kathy, if you are reading this, please email me with your choice of the ring.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Jade Donut Pendant, Chinese Pipa

The last time I made a similar pendant was in April 01, 2008 - look at this post.
Exactly 2 years and 2 days ago! just notice the date when linking the post :)
How time flies.
Revisited, with a slightly bigger jade, unakite, red coral and agate (because its a custom order).
Wire Wrapped Jade Donut Pendant, Chinese PipaWire Wrapped Jade Donut Pendant, Chinese Pipa
Wire Wrapped Jade Donut Pendant, Chinese Pipa

If you would like to learn how to make the pipa wrap with wire,
or Chinese Knots with wire, Corra has the tutorial/s. 

Corra is an expert in Chinese Knotting with wire.
(disclaimer - Corra's PIPA knot tutorial is for earrings and not this pendant
don't want to be blamed for misleading later on. Need a bit of modification for this piece)
Happy weekend and creating :)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sparkling Pipa Pendant and Earrings Set

This set was started last weekend but only managed to complete today. This is a commissioned set based on Corra's Pipa Knotting method. The pendant measures about 2.5 in long while the earring is about 1.8 in from end to end. Used all Swarovski Crystal for this set - teardrop Swarovski Crystals with mix of 4mm, 5mm and 6mm bicone Swarovski Crystals. It will be a sparkly Xmas for the owner..:D Sparkling Pipa Earrings SetSparkling Pipa Pendant Sparkling Pipa Pendant and Earrings Set

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Airport and Donut Jade Pendant - Pipa Wrap

Here I am at the KKIA waiting for my flight home to Kuching.
Been here for the last 2 hours and I have another hour to wait.
So, here I am posting another wire wrapped piece which I have been wanting to post the last few days but interrupted by this travelling.
This is a very tiny donut jade pendant.
The donut jade itself is only about 1 cm in diameter.
A custom order by a close friend of MIL.
Had hard time figuring out how to wrap it and in the end decided that the pipa wrap would be the safest besides adding size to the tiny jade.

wire wrapped jade pendant - pipa wrap
tiny size of the wire wrapped jade pendant - pipa wrap

top view of the wire wrapped jade pendant - pipa wrap
All through the making of this pendant, I was worried that I am going to break the jade.
Its so delicate but thankfully it didn't happen.
Ok, got to go...see you in Kuching :)

Friday, April 09, 2021

Wire Wrapped Project by William

Wire Wrapped Pipa Center Piece, Swarovski Pendant and Earrings

These are William's recent wire wrapping projects.
They are birthday gifts for a friend.
I notice that he has a liking to natural colored stones.
If not mistaken, the stones are Picture Jasper.
The pipa center piece is for a bracelet.
Wire wrapped with 20g brass wire.
The earrings and pendant used 19g (thick!). 
Guess he wants them sturdy :)

Pipa wrapped with picture jasper (matte) for bracelet resting on a stone
20g brass wire used to wrapped this pipa bracelet center piece

Wire wrapped earrings with picture jasper (matte)
Study "S" shaped earrings with 19g wire and Picture Jasper

Wire wrapped pendant with blue and white Swarovski crystals
Simple pendant with Swarovski Crystal and 19g wire


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Mother's Day Special at My Etsy Shop

WireBliss.etsy.com - Mother's Day Special (25% discount on five items). If you are looking for a unique and one of a kind handcrafted jewelry as a gift for your mother, do drop by my Etsy Shop. In conjunction with MOTHER'S DAY, I have listed 5 items from my shop under "Mother's Day Special" Section. Prices of listed items are are at discounted price of 25% off the original price. If you do like them, place your order early to ensure that they reach you on time for Mother's Day. After Mother's Day, prices of items will be back to normal. So, don't wait too long! For a quick look, here are the discounted items. Click on the links for details:
  1. Feels Like Floating - Wire Wrap Jade Donut Pendant ($69)
  2. Spring in the Air - Wire Wrap Jade Donut Pendant ($26)
  3. Checkered Pearls Necklace with Pipa Pearl Pendant ($144)
  4. Spring - Pearls Briolettes Earrings ($22)
  5. Shell Bracelet and Earrings Set (15)
Have a wonderful weekend.