Wire wrapped winter bracelet

I have to admit, the wire wrapping in this one took an awful lot of time. I used three dichroic glass cabs from For The People shop (purple and ice pink/white) and lampwork beads from Dancing Frog Jewelry. Purples, lilacs and whites. Enjoy. Bracelet available in my Etsy shop.

New teardrop pendants

Well, they’re fairly irregular for teardrops and the third one is actually tooth shaped. Something I made in the meantime when I was bored with the usual stuff. I wish I had more side drilled agate in cooler shades (temperature-wise cooler, not awesomeness-wise cooler), but the batch I’ve got recently is mostly brownish red, sometimes orange or yellow, so I’m pretty much restricted to matching it with carnelian and other similar stones. It’s fun to …

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Some lampwork earrings

I’ve wanted to do earrings like this for a long time now – created on one continuous piece of wire. But the wire I’ve had so far was too soft for this (or too hard to be comfortably shaped at all), until I got a wire anvil and hammer. Hammering makes the wire hold its shape better and generally harder, so now it’s easy for me to go on with this idea. Also, while I’m …

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Purple agate oval pendant

Normally I don’t like “wavy” beads, but I misunderstood the information in the store and ordered them, because I thought they were straight. No harm, though, as they’re high quality and have a nice colour. It’s hard to match them with anything, so I thought it would be best to go with neutral beads this time: grey labradorite and white howlite. I quite like how it came out. Available on Etsy.

Ice white agate pendant

I’m not sure whether this wire was a good choice, as this is the non-tarnishing silver plate, which is warmer in tone than the regular one. The bead itself is beautiful, with a druzy geode part inside, which looks like crackled ice. Available on Etsy.

Labradorite, opalite and dyed agate – two pendants

After my opalite and garnet pendant was successful (although it was supposed to be a bracelet in the beginning), I’ve decided to use this pattern further and try different wire and stone combinations with it. I was only limited by the kind of headpins I had, as they only come in a limited range of colours. These are my favourite ones so far: opalite + blue agate + labradorite, and purple agate + opalite + …

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Opalite and garnet pendant

Opalite is a synthetic material, made to imitate natural opal (often mistaken for moonstone). I actually wanted to make a bracelet out of these, but I’m not very good with planning, so when I wrapped the central bead, it turned out I didn’t have an idea what to do next and with what, so I added some elements to change it into a pendant. It came out weird, but interesting. The dark beads are actual …

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Valentine pendants

I’m stocking up for the Valentine’s Day. I really have a lot of these heart-shaped 2cm beads (sometimes 3cm, which are better) so I decided to use them finally and make some Valentine pendants. First batch: three regular (well, relatively; the spotted one looks like a cow dressed up as a flower) and three goth style. All available in my Etsy shop in gothic and lampwork sections.

Sea glass and pottery

I wasn’t sure if  pieces of pottery that don’t have smooth edges can be used for jewellery. Typical sea glass is much more pretty and more decorative than just an ordinary piece of glass, which is basically junk, but pottery has decorations and some pieces I found are really interesting, although maybe two of them only have smooth edges. I thought I’d give it a try, and tried to match a piece of pottery with …

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Sea glass vitrail

These are my beach finds from the last stroll. The idea was to make it look roughly like a piece of a vitrail. I had to use a lot of wire in the back to make the whole construction stable. Available on Etsy.