April 15, 2014

DIY: Bead Crimping: Necklace - Bracelet

Today I want to show you how to make a necklace or a bracelet using beading wire.
 Beading wire is a flexible stainless steel wire that consists of several strands of wire bound in a nylon coating. It combines the strength of steel with the softness of thread. The more strands in the wire, the more flexible your project will be. There are several brands of beading (stringing) wire on the market: Beadalon®,  Accu-Flex®, Soft Flex®, etc. 

To make this necklace you will need: variety of gem chips, beading wire, two crimp beads, 2 crimp covers, clasp (toggle), crimping pliers, chain nose (I used bent nose) pliers, wire cutters

April 1, 2014

Hammered Fringe Copper Necklace and Earrings

Last weekend, I made a lot of noise. Hope, my neighbors (and my husband) are not mad at me :)  
I cut a lot of pieces of 14ga copper wire- this part was quiet, and then hammered all of them. That was fun :)
This necklace catches the light beautifully and reminds me of a cascading waterfall.
 Center piece is approximately 3.5" (9cm)long.
Matching chandelier  earrings hang on a copper chain.

You can buy this jewelry here