Sunday, December 30, 2012
This month for my Jewelry Creators Unite In Numbers (JCUIN) guild collection, the theme was Wrap It Up. It featured wire-wrapped jewelry from JCUIN members. There are so many talented wire wrap artists, I thought I would share a few more pieces here that weren't in the collection.
At the right is Copper and Blue Lace Glass Barrette by Wagoner Wire Works. I think a wire-wrapped barette is fairly unusual. This is a great color combination. The blue beads are made of glass, but are supposed to look like blue lace agate. They sure fooled me, because in the picture I was sure that it was blue lace agate. Click here to sree other pieces by Wagoner Wire Works
At left is a wire-wrapped gemstone ring by Pink Sunset Jewelry Designs. Tammi has used a red howlite bead and silver plated wire to make this eye catching ring. The ring shown here is a size 7 1/4, but if that's not your size, she can custom make one for you in the size you need. To see more of Tammi's work at Pink Sunset Jewelry, click here.
These wire wrapped earrings shown on the right were made by Sally of Crystal Bazaar. These earrings are also a unique design. She has wrapped bronze colored Swarovski pearls with fine silver wire to make elegant stud earrings. (Fine silver is .999 silver, which is a higher silver content than sterling, which is .925 silver.) To see more designs by Crystal Bazaar, click here.
At left is a wire wrapped pendant by Dianes Dangles. When it comes to wire-wrapping, I think pendants are the most popular thing to do. Maybe because it's such a creative way to capture a stone or cabochon that doesn't have a hole drilled through it. In this case Diane has wrapped a citrine nugget with brass wire for a very elegant look. Click here to see more from Diane's Dangles.
Here is a pair of very unusual earrings by Catherine's Jewelry. Although it's not normally what we think of when we think of wire-wrapped jewelry. they are made ot of wire. They have open loops instead of closed loops. They are so unique I thought they deserved to be included here. Catherine has made these of gold-colored copper wire with lapis lazuli dangles. These may have been inspired by The Vampire Diaries TV show because she has sent them to the show for possible use in the show. To see more designs from Catherine's Jewelry, click here.
Here is some wire-wrapping that is probably a little more traditional. This is a wire wrapped necklace (or belt) by Roxanne (me) of Shanghai Tai. It is 54" long and made of faceted glass beads and Swarovski crystals in various sea tones wrapped with sterling silver wire. To see more of Shanghai Tai's designs, click here.
I hope you enjoyed this little foray into wire-wrapped jewelry. Maybe it will inspire you to keep your eyes open for some new and unusual wire-wrapped pieces. If you would like to see the Wrap It Up collection, you can find it here:
Wrap It Up collection on Artfire