November 15, 2015

Lark's Knot Earrings

Materials and Tools:
  • 5 inches of 20 ga round dead soft wire
  • 5 mm Jump Rings, 20 ga - 2
  • 4mm Crystals/beads - 2
  • 1 pair ear wires
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Chasing hummer
  • Bench block

September 20, 2015

Chain Card

To keep the chain neat and kink-free, wrap it around a business card. Cut two notches at opposite edges of the card and secure the ends in the notches. You may want to label the card with information about source, size, the price, item number.
Variation: Instead of thin business card, I use an old plastic card such as a gift card, a credit card, a membership card. Also, I peel the label from the vendor’s plastic package and place it on the card. So, I have all info about this chain.

September 6, 2015

Organize your wire

I keep all my coils of wire (I order mine from wire-shulpture) in an accordion folder.
I have separate folders for different wires: copper, sterling silver, sterling silver filled, etc… Each pocket is labeled with the gauge and type (dead soft- DS, half hard- HH). Keeping the wire inside plastic bags will also cut down on tarnish (I keep my wire in the original bags.)
It's easy to see what I have and what needs to be reordered.

March 29, 2015

Tree of Life Wirewrapped Agate Sterling Silver Pendant

The Tree of Life is an esoteric philosophy common to many cultures and mythologies, and the Ancients envisioned the entire cosmos in the form of a tree whose roots grow deep in the ground, branches reaching high into the heavens. 
 This Tree of Life pendant is made of sterling silver filled wire and natural agate cabochon.
The pendant's size: 1 1/2" x 2 3/4" (4cm x7cm)

 Agate is an excellent stone for re-balancing and harmonizing body, mind and spirit. It cleanses and stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negativity. Agate enhances mental function, improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety.

Buy it here