Friday, January 23, 2009

My First Attempt at Wire Wrapping

this is my first attempt at wire wrapping and I have to say it came out as i planned.

i don't know what made me think of this design as i'm not really a fan of hearts, maybe it was the two colors i chose.

I took an 18 gauge sterling silver square wire, hammered and nicked it up for a distressed look. one side is wire wrapped with 28 gauge sterling wire and faceted rhodolite garnet rondells, the other side is wire wrapped over and over again with just 28 gauge sterling wire.

the bottom of this lariat has a 3/4 inch labradorite teardrop with a cluster of faceted rhodolite garnet. the heart and teardrop are attached to a sterling silver flat chain. i have added a few faceted rhodolite garnet rondells along the sides of chain wire.

The earrings are a 22 gauge 2 inch long ear wire formed by me are wire wrapped with faceted rhodolite garnet rondells and 28 gauge sterling silver wire.

heart is 1 1/4 at its widest and 1 1/2 at its longest chain length is 21 inches, Labradorite teardrop is 3/4

Sunday, January 18, 2009

What a Lovely Treasury to be Featured in!!!

This beautiful treasury was put together by diabeads.etsy she has a beautiful shop of vintage beads, findings, jewelry. She also carries a nice selection of semi precious stone (my favorites).

For Someone Special Earring Giveaway!!

AND THE WINNER IS MJ!! MJ will be giving these earrings to her teaching assistant. Thank you all for participating, it seems we all have some very special people in your life!!

Do you have a special friend or family member that is always there for you? Someone that you go to for advice or just a shoulder to lean on. I know I do and I always thank them with a piece of my jewelry. I picked pink for this giveaway as I thought a sweet color for a sweet person.

You can enter to win these Pretty Pink earrings just by leaving a comment. The only catch is they won't be mailed to you. I will mail them directly to that special person.

The winner will be announced January 24Th so please leave a way for me to contact you. At that time you can reply with the address for me to mail them to. Along with the earrings I will also send a note card with your name on it and a brief explanation as to why they are receiving them, you can even specify what to write on the note if you'd like.

These sweet and dainty earrings are made of Berry Quartz, Crystal Quartz , Sterling Silver love knots and Sterling Silver ear wires. They dangle 1 inch from bottom of ear wire formed by me. These earrings are extremely light weight.
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