Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Outside my comfort zone with wire-wrapping

 Wire is not something I ever thought I'd do anything with. 

As a child, I used to watch my uncle pull copper wire out of old electric motors (he ran an electric motor repair service) and it wasn't pretty :) 

But while watching Aga Kruk's class "Wire-Wrapped Stones, Crystals, and Clusters" on Craftsy I was inspired by her exquisitely beautiful jewelry and decided to try some of the basics, So here is my version of the chandelier earrings project from her class. Do take a look at the overview of Aga's class with my affiliate link: 
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I'll admit that it took me ages to be able to wrap a "simple loop" with any success (the wire-wrapping equivalent to the shuttle tatting "flip") but after that I've moved on to making findings to finish my tatted jewelry.

Grace's bracelet - design inspired by the Celtic tatting of Rozella F. Linden
The bracelet that my friend Grace commissioned me to tat for her is finished now. I wire-wrapped a toggle clasp of gold filled wire to finish it. Looking forward to her reaction at our next get-together!
Showing the wire-wrapped clasp on the bracelet.


Madtatter80 said...

Very Beautiful Green and I use to love wire making all kinds of things, I have to find some and take a picture and post one if I can find it!

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks, Madtatter80, I'd enjoy seeing it!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I tried a little wire wrapping back when daughter Joanne was making jewelry. It was fun, but I wasn't very good at it. I love your hand-made findings!

Michelle said...

Firstly, that Celtic bracelet is stunning. And wow, on the wire-wrapped clasp for it! Wow!

God's Kid said...

Your earrings look fabulous!!! :)
And the bracelet is wonderful!!! :)

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm glad of your encouragement!

Margarets designer cards said...

Love the earrings, great design and well done on trying something new
Great bracelet love the toggle fastening.