Friday, October 26, 2012

New Wire Techniques

I recently found myself with some extra time to try a wire tutorial that I had purchased but never used. It is taught and designed by Iza Malczyk and was both fun and challenging. You can see the tutorial piece  here:


What that tutorial did for me, besides teaching me something new, was open up a huge realm of possibilities. This week I found myself with an unheard-of amount of spare time, so I decided to take the newly acquired wire techniques and make my own designs. The fun and challenging part is that they are, for the most part, done in the moment. They are formed in a way that best showcases the stone's shape and cut and, for now, are one-of-a-kind. Even a duplicate gemstone center is likely to have variations in another pendant.

Below are preview photos for the rainbow moonstone, green hydro quartz, and sapphire necklaces. They will be part of my coming Yule/Winter collection! Details to come!








9 comments:

GleanerGirl said...

Wow. Totally AMAZEBALLS. *THUD*GrabbyHands* Stunning. I love the soft, organic look that this style of wire wrapping gives to the stones...compliments the earthy nature of them. -Kat

Alice said...

Wow, you really went to town with this tutorial! I love the way the wire actually enhances the stone rather than hiding it.

Shel said...

Wow...just..wow.

Joni Kay said...

So you would like me to send you my retirement savings as well as all my paychecks? Ok, I can do that.

Sylvia White said...

Superduper. Everything looks great. Exciting. I bought that tut as well a few weeks ago but still waiting for the silver wire to be delivered :(

dietonite4love said...

beautiful! hope they're listed soon!

jenjenrebecca said...

I love the sense of substantiality that gives the pieces! Can't wait to see more of your finished work <3

Penemuel said...

I like the way the ends can look like little snake heads -- you could do a really cool Medusa piece with that technique!

moryssa said...

These are so beautiful! I love them all, but I honestly think my favorite is your original testing/training piece. It's probably the stone color more than anything, though, since they're all so freakin' gorgeous.