Tumbled Rocks Fully Finished  

Friday, November 11, 2016

I've finally managed to tumble these beach and river rocks to full shine. The cherry quartz has a few light cracks, but unless I tumble it to a small piece, it can't be helped.

These are so shiny, you have the urge to eat them! I tumbled them through all the stages for a full 2-3 months (most time spent in the first and the last stages) and now they're ready.

A new batch is in the double barrel Lortone tumbler once again.

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Art Nouveau Heart - Wire Wrapping  

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

My second wire wrapped piece this year is this art nouveau, free form heart. Not exactly how I envisioned it, but wire does have its own mind and is, more often than not, the boss here.

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Wire Wrapped Copper Pendant  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

After being busy with chainmaille for over one year, I got the itch to do a bit of wire wrapping as well. Here is the first pendant I made this year. The chain is, of course, chainmaille - JPL3.

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Pencil Weave Necklace  

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

My first necklace of the year in a fun weave called Pencil. It's named this way because the weave creator did it first around a pencil to make this tube shape. I used mandrels for it. The necklace is slightly graduated, using 4 sizes of rings.

It is more of a choker really, draping nicely around the neck. Bright aluminum rings.

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GSG Weave And Variants  

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

After 7 years of mental block, I have finally learned GSG! Not only that, but the same day I made two other variants, AGSG and an unknown one.

Love this weave, it's so easy now, I can't believe I struggled so much with this before.

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Byzantine Lace Bracelet  

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Here is the first jewelry I made this year. Took me about half a year, but honestly I got a bit burned out and I needed a break.

This weave is called Byzantine Lace, also named under Bastardized Byzantine, take your pick. I do like the first name better.

Clasp is handcrafted from heavy gauge 2mm copper wire.

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Chainmaille and Wire Wrapped Jewelry I Made Since October 2015 Until December 2015  

Friday, July 1, 2016

I've neglected this blog for the last couple of months, so it's high time to bring an update with what I've been working on since the latest jewelry piece I showed here, the Lunar Moth.

I've been working mostly with BA (bright aluminum) and copper rings and learning new chainmaille weaves.

The first one is called Vertebrae, a lovely bracelet made with bight aluminum and dark rose anodized aluminum rings.

The next pieces are Maillestrom pendants using BA and copper rings as well as BA and the same dark rose rings I showed in the bracelet above. They're small and very sweet.

Next comes Oops! Yes, that's what the chainmaille weave is called. BA and copper rings.

Next follows my first keychain using a weave called Nereid. Quite stiff this one.

Finally I've learned the initially elusive, but eventually very easy Aragon weave, playing with the colors a bit.

Flat box is a fun variation of the regular box chain, which really sits flat on the wrist. Another easy eave to learn and make.

Because by now the time was nearing Christmas, I made a snowflake pendant, which I hung on the Christmas tree as a decoration.

Next, I did a bit of wire wrapping because I sort of missed it. Here are two pendants I made last December.

I got in a Christmas swap and made and sent my partner, Judit, these three things: a dragonsteps bracelet, a Japanese Christmas tree ornament and the lovely Phaedra pendant with an amber Swarovsk crystal. I hope she liked them.

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