Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jewelry Making

I LOVE JEWELRY. I love making jewelry, reading about making jewelry, watching videos about making jewelry and teaching jewelry making. However, I'm picky about my jewelry creations.  If they're not quite right, I take them apart and reuse the beads.  I have a basket in my work space that is full of bracelets, necklaces and earrings that, for one reason or another, are waiting to be recycled into something more pleasing.

I am recently enamored with wire and wire wrapping.  I like the way you can hammer, twist and otherwise manipulate wire to create interesting shapes. I've been working with copper wire, mainly because precious metals are too, well, precious.  I simply can't afford to work with silver and gold wire while I learn how to get the wire to do what I want it to do.  Copper wire is cheap.  I buy it at the hardware store.  If the piece doesn't work out, I toss it with no regrets and start again.  For every piece I think is pretty good, there's a couple feet of mangled copper wire in the trash can.

So is it worth the time, frustration and wasted wire?  When I finally get something I like - oh, yes!


  1. So pretty! You should start an etsy shop and sell your jewelery there! Love the blog. Look forward to your future posts!

  2. Save that mangled copper and sell it back!


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