July 17, 2014

Work with WigJig - Part 2 - Video

Today, I want to show how to use a wire-wrapping Jig while making this pair of earrings.

In general, I use 20 gauge wire for earrings, 18 ga wire for bracelet components and 18 or 16 ga wire for necklace components. Using dead soft wire may require hardening of the finished piece.

You may use different size of pegs to change  a size of the loop like here.
Use the same element as an embellishment for  a pendant.

Work with WigJig - Part 1

July 7, 2014

Beaded Tea Ball Infuser

Whether you're brewing cups of your favorite loose-leaf tea or seasoning wine, cider or soup with spices, you'll be happy to have these infusers on hand. Having a nice looking infuser makes your tea taste even better.
You will need an infuser, beading wire 1 ft, crimping beads, beads of your choice, and crimping pliers (buy them here). I have one large bead (diamond shape in my case) as a focal bead.

July 5, 2014

Shawl / Scarf Pins

I made these pins a while ago. I used thick, 16ga wire, to make this little accessories. I finished up each pin with spiral closure.
This classic and elegant shawl made with a lamp-work bead.
I wire wrapped in herringbone technique and finished up this brooch with spiral closure.

 Click on the photo to buy or get more info about a pin.